Safe Driving Tips

Get your family home safe and protect your vehicle on the road. Whether you’re running errands or taking a cross-country road trip, these safe driving tips help keep you safe.

‘Car crashes into building’ — the all-too-common headline

Car crashes into buildings kills more than 500 people a year. Ameriprise Auto & Home explains why this trend is projected to grow in the upcoming years.

Tips for choosing a teen driving school

If it's time for your teen to get behind the wheel, check out these tips from Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance for choosing a teen driving school.

Drowsy driving

Driving without sleep can be as dangerous as driving drunk. Learn about the dangers of drowsy driving and how to keep from falling asleep while driving.

Road rage and aggressive driving

If another driver is tailgating, blocking or showing other signs of road rage, these defensive driving techniques may help prevent an accident.

How to change a flat tire

Step-by-step instructions on how to change a flat tire. Our infographic guides you through the entire process of changing a flat tire in no time.

How to use jumper cables

Knowing how to use jumper cables can come in handy when dealing with a dead car battery. Get started by looking at this infographic on using jumper cables.

How hot does it get in a car?

How hot does it get in a car? This infographic shows how quickly temperatures inside a car rise and why it's a dangerous place for children.

How's my driving? A 10-question quiz.

Good drivers are aware. They know local laws. And, they're smart about driving in difficult conditions. Test your driving with our 10-question quiz.

Parking lot accident danger zones

Parking lots have danger zones. Avoid these high-risk areas to reduce your risk for having a parking lot accident or being at fault in the accident.

How to drive in snow

Winter roads can produce dangerous driving conditions. Follow these tips and tricks for how to drive in snow and other wintery conditions.

Insider’s guide: How to drive on ice

Driving on ice can be dangerous. Nearly 1 in 8 accidents involves icy roads. Check out these tips on how to drive on ice to avoid any accidents.

Survival tips: How to escape a sinking car

If you find yourself in a situation where your car is submerged in water, you need to act fast. Use these 4 steps to know how to escape a sinking car.

How to trailer a boat safely

Tow a boat safely with this guide that shows step-by-step how to trailer a boat.

Preparing auto emergency kits

Emergency kits for cars help protect you if you have an emergency while driving. Add these 7 items to prep your auto emergency kits.

Help prevent teen texting and driving – a pledge

Teen texting and driving quadruples the chance of an accident. Use this driving pledge when talking with your teen about the dangers of texting and driving.

Road construction accidents: Avoiding work zone car wrecks

ROAD WORK AHEAD. The sign you're entering an area prone to car accidents. Check out these tips to help avoid road construction accidents in a work zone.

15 safety tips for driving at night

Driving at night can be both daunting and dangerous. Keep yourself and other drivers safe by reading Ameriprise's safety tips for driving at night.

School bus safety

Learn how to keep traffic flowing and school children safe with these school bus safety tips from Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance.

Seat belt safety

Using your seat belt is the most effective way to prevent fatal injuries. Check out our seat belt safety guide to keep you and your loved ones safe.

5 steps to take after a hit-and-run accident

Your parked car is damaged. The other driver is gone. Wondering what to do in a hit and run? These 5 steps may help after a hit-and-run accident.

Teen driver safety 101

Discussing safe driving with your teen is critical – especially when it comes to texting while driving. Share these tips on teen driver safety today.

Teen driving dangers

Teen drivers face the greatest danger in the first 12 months. Learn about the potential dangers and how you can help your teen become a safe driver.

12 tips for driving in fog

Driving in fog can be a treacherous experience and sometimes deadly. To avoid an accident, we've pulled together 12 tips to help you drive in fog.

7 tips to avoid distracted driving

Texting and driving is dangerous and in some states illegal. Here are 7 tips to help you avoid the dangers of distracted driving and focus on the road.

What is hydroplaning?

What is hydroplaning? Wet pavement causes more accidents, injuries and deaths than any other. Learn how to keep you and others safe on slick roads.

Car accidents, handled with care

Ever wondered what to do in a car accident? Here's a checklist of things you can do to stay safe and prepare to file an insurance claim.

Winter driving tips

Driving under cold weather and icy roads can be both treacherous and dangerous. Decrease the risk of an accident by using these winter driving tips.

Snow tires save lives

Snow tires help prevent thousands of accidents every year. Learn how winter tires increase traction and prevent auto accidents.

ATV Safety

Get educated on ATV safety prior to hitting the trails. From ATV gear to courses, here are some ATV safety tips to help keep you and your family protected.

Drinking and boating safety

If you're planning to spend the day on the water, plan ahead and check out these drinking and boating safety tips to help you keep the fun going.

Ice thickness safety chart

From snowmobiling to driving — it’s important to be aware of ice thickness levels. Review our ice safety tips and ice thickness chart before heading out.

Snowmobile safety tips

If you're planning on hitting the snowmobile trails this winter, use these snowmobile safety tips to help you stay safe and warm.

Your guide to planning a summer road trip

Planning a road trip is exciting, but knowing where to start can be tough. From packing to car maintenance, these road trip tips will ensure a smooth ride.