Summer Driving: 6 Tips for a Safer Road Trip

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Did you know that summer—not winter as you might expect—is the most dangerous driving season?  During the summer months, particularly on long weekends like Memorial Day, there is an increase in the number of vehicles on the nation’s roadways; and, according to the Department of Transportation, the summer actually accounts for an 18% increase in fatal…

Driving Around the World: Road Rules for the United Kingdom

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Of course the most famous aspect of driving in the United Kingdom, at least for American visitors, is driving on the left-hand side of the road. However, there are some other important things to consider before you get behind the wheel. And while we wouldn’t advocate driving mindless miles straight off the red eye, here’s…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: DIY Winter Emergency Roadkit

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Attention road warriors! Whether or not you love winter  (and the driving conditions that come with it), you should pay attention to the 2014 winter forecast for several regions of the U.S. from the likes of AccuWeather, the Weather Channel and the National Weather Service. Even the most experienced drivers can run into unexpected emergencies…

Winter Driving Tips Part 1: Winterizing Your Vehicle

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Winter is here and that means nasty weather could make your travels a bit more slippery (no pun intended!) than usual. AccuWeather’s winter forecast is calling for above-normal snowfall in some parts of the country, and the Federal Highway Administration reports that nearly one-quarter of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy roads….

How (and Why) to Get an International Driving Permit

Planning to drive on your next trip abroad? Don’t forget your International Driving Permit (IDP)! IDPs are valid in more than 150 countries and contain your name, photo and driver information translated into ten languages. Although many countries do not recognize US Driver’s Licenses, most countries accept an IDP. Even On Call International’s CEO, Mike…

Road Trip: How to Drive Safely in Mexico

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Taking to the road to explore neighbor to the south? Driving around Mexico offers great opportunities to see the sights off the beaten path. With the right precautions, you’ll be set for an amazing adventure. Here are some tips to help make your trip safer: *Always purchase insurance. If you’re involved in an automobile accident…