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3 Safety Tips for Playing Pokémon Go

Lyndsey Coates on Jul 13, 2016 3:34:39 PM

Pokémon Go has the world in a tizzy as players scurry around their neighborhoods trying to capture the animated creatures on their smartphone. However, this real-life scavenger hunt has its downsides. We’ve been hearing an alarming number of stories about players lured by robbers using game components, car crashes from people playing the game while driving, or pedestrians not paying attention when crossing roadways and causing other cars to wreck.
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Safer pedestrians make safer roads

DEKRA North America on Dec 10, 2015 11:11:48 PM

Vision Zero, the multi-national road traffic safety project, provides real and practical strategies to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

Bob Dallas, former director of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety, recently shared his point of view on pedestrian safety: "As humans who make mistakes, Vision Zero is our next logical step to save lives."

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Guide to Changing the Oil in Your Vehicle

DEKRA North America on Oct 14, 2015 12:12:56 PM

Changing your car’s oil sounds more difficult than it actually is – and it’s a great way to save some money! (Your car’s manual should tell you how much oil to get.) Here, we’ll walk you through the necessary steps to easily changing your oil.

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Top 7 Things to Include in Your Emergency Car Kit

DEKRA North America on Sep 2, 2015 10:54:00 AM

If you’re planning to travel by car, having an emergency kit in your vehicle could save you from serious problems. You should be equipped with the essentials that’ll help you get back on the road quickly and safely if you run into issues. Here, we’ll list the top 7 things to include in your emergency car kit so you’re sufficiently prepared if car troubles arise. 

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Tips for Less Frustration if You Get a Flat Tire

DEKRA North America on Aug 27, 2015 2:27:03 PM

Getting a flat tire is frustrating – but if you’re prepared, you can reduce stress and potential dangers. It’s crucial to anticipate getting a flat tire so you stay safe while driving. Here, we’ll offer 4 key tips to prepare for a flat tire. 

  1. Remain calm and don’t panic. 

If something doesn’t feel right when you are driving, it’s important to calmly pull over to a safe spot. The last thing you want to do is panic and make unsafe movements with your car, putting both yourself and others in danger. 

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5 Automotive Safety Tips for Women

DEKRA North America on Aug 26, 2015 1:55:21 PM

When it comes to automotive safety – especially for women – the more informed you are, the better prepared you will be in the event that something happens. So, empower yourself with knowledge with these 5 key automotive safety tips for women.

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8 Car Safety Features That Could Save Your Life

DEKRA North America on Aug 19, 2015 11:16:35 AM

What if, while you’re driving, you take your eyes off of the road for a split second and the vehicle in front of you slams on the brakes? It’s a scary thought, but it could happen. Here’s another question: What if your car could brake automatically to help avoid the crash? The good news is that this technology exists – along with a number of other car safety features that could potentially save your life! We’ll list the top 8 now.

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5 Ways to Drive Safer This Summer

DEKRA North America on Aug 12, 2015 11:14:17 AM

With summer fast approaching and waves of heat bouncing off the asphalt, a few hours of prep could save you from hours of being stuck on the side of the road, a big repair bill, or even a ruined vacation. Whether you have a trip planned or you’re just planning to stick around town this summer, give some thought to ensure safe travels while driving.

  1. Plan Your Trip 

Plan, map, and estimate the duration of your trip ahead of time – and let others know your plans. Be prepared! You can estimate the cost of gas for your trip, check road conditions, and expect to encounter roadwork, delays, and detours. 

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What is OBD?

DEKRA North America on Aug 11, 2015 2:08:12 PM

OBD stands for "on-board diagnostics," a computer-based system built into all model year 1996 and newer light-duty vehicles. OBD monitors the performance of some of the engine’s major components, including individual emission controls. The system provides owners with an early warning of malfunctions through the dashboard "Check Engine" light (also known as a Malfunction Indicator Light). By giving vehicle owners this early warning, OBD protects the environment as well as consumers. 

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