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Changing Lanes for Stopped Emergency Vehicles is More Than Just Vermonter Politeness

If you have ever driven out of state, one thing that becomes immediately clear upon hitting Vermont highways (apart from the lack of billboards) is how everybody makes an effort to change lanes when they see an emergency vehicle stopped on the shoulder. Those who are unable to vacate the lane usually at least slow down.

This isn't just Vermonters being overly-polite, it's a state law that saves lives.

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Is Burlington a Hotbed of Distracted Driving?

According to NHTSA distracted driving statistics, drivers under 25 are more likely to text while driving than any other age group. As a college town, Burlington must be facing a serious distracted-driving crisis!

But can we really blame younger drivers for all our traffic problems?

It is statistically true that younger drivers are more likely to drive distracted, and more likely to use a cell phone -- but the track record for members of older demographics is far...

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20 Automakers Will Make AEB Standard by 2022

You're driving into Burlington on 189, and traffic is backed up so far on Shelburne road that it has come to a complete stop. Somewhere in the stop-and-go, you go when you should have stopped, and rear-end the car in front of you.

In the near future, this situation will never be a problem again.

Twenty automakers, including Subaru, Toyota, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Audi, BMW, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles,

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Americans Have Trust Issues About Self-Driving Cars

There are many reasons self-driving cars could be great for our future. It would mean people with disabilities, including the blind, could potentially drive independently. It could mean a significant reduction in traffic collisions, because human error and distraction is removed from the equation. As Bill Nye opined, self-driving cars are a necessary first step to the proliferation of flying

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Before Heading to Grandma's, Check our Holiday Travel Checklist!


As Vermonters, we are proud to consider ourselves tough winter survivors. We brace mountains of snow and below freezing temperatures for months on end and always make it through with a smile. Well, not always, but mostly. As we face the busiest travel day of the year, we're constantly checking our weather forecast for the 4-6 inches of snow those goofy weather guys predict.

Fortunately, this isn't our first rodeo, and most of…

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Essentials to have in your Car this Winter

Folks, winter is officially nipping at our heels! We enjoyed the little "snow storm" we got last night, as well as the sprinkling this afternoon. At Earthycars we can practically hear people sharpening and waxing their skis and snowboards!

With the cold part of the year just around the corner, it isn't just your outdoor gear and home you should be prepping- you should also be making your vehicle safe too. We don't just mean equipping it with snow tires, which we strongly encourage here in Williston, Vermont and the surrounding areas. We also mean making sure you…

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How to Pack for a Road Trip the Whole Family will Enjoy

Vermont winter is nearly upon us, and you may want to get in that last family road trip before the snow hits. With a vehicle full of little ones, you can't rely on just the radio, whatever truck stop pops up along the way and good ol' fashioned conservation to make for a pleasant drive.


As Vermonters, we know that weather can be unpredictable, so it's worth preparing for the worst-case scenario. And…

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Vermont Driving Safety Tips for August

Williston, Vermont may not have intense city driving like New York, Boston, and LA are known for, but that doesn't mean driving around here is a piece of cake. The highways do see more action in the summer, due to beautiful vacationing on Lake Champlain, and we see traffic coming down from our Canadian friends. With all the extra people on the road it's important to remember to stay safe, especially this upcoming month!

According to statistics, August is one of the most dangerous months to be on the road. True, there isn't a couple feet of…

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