Best Practices in Driving Technique, Vehicle Selection, and Road Design

Driving is an immense responsibility. However, there are many elements of safe road use that most of us either learn through word of mouth or trial-and-error, if we’re lucky, or never learn at all. Beyond the things we eventually may or may not learn, there are a a number of life-saving principles in driving technique, vehicle selection, and road design practiced in countries with far lower driver death rates that most Americans are simply unaware of. Knowledge is power. In order to put best practices into action, we first need to learn what they are. This section is a collection of Vision Zero principles focusing on safe driving, safe vehicles, and safe road systems. For the equivalent collection of best practices in car seat safety, visit this page.

On Driving Technique

Risk reduction

Driving Safety by Age

On Road Design

Lanes, Cameras, and Limits

On Vehicle Selection

On Vehicle Size and Safety

Safety Level Thresholds for Choosing New or Used Vehicles

Car Safety and Driver Death Rate Comparisons

Rollover Safety

Side Impact Safety

Budget Buys

Vehicles for Younger Drivers

Safety Accessories

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35,000 Americans will die this year on the road. You don't have to be one of them. A car seat and car safety blog to promote best practices for families.