Backup Cameras Keep the Kids Safe on Halloween

We Are About Safety As you can imagine, safety is important to us here at Trail Ridge Technologies. The idea for our QuickVu™ Wireless Backup Camera arose partly from personal experience with backover accidents. We wanted to make a backup camera that anyone could use. We are really happy to see so many other groups that are educating all of us …

Are There Parking Lot Driving Rules?

If you’ve driven in a parking lot lately, you may have noticed that people tend to completely disregard all road rules while driving in lots. Some people back out without looking, others cut across lanes, and many simply aren’t paying attention. Are there any rules that apply to drivers in parking lots, or is it really a free-for-all? Parking Lots …

Running on the Roads: Safety Tips

A nighttime run can be really refreshing, especially after a long day of stressful work. But, running on the roads at night – no matter where you live – can also be dangerous if you’re not careful. Drivers that have rear view cameras might be able to see you better when it comes to backing up and noticing runners in blind spots and at …

What Bicycle Hand Signals Mean

Having a rear view camera means making the roads a lot safer, but you still have to know what certain signals mean when it comes to sharing the road with cyclists. If a cyclist uses a hand or arm signal to indicate that they are turning or going in a different direction, drivers must understand what these signals mean in order to avoid collisions. …

Tips to Stay Alert Behind The Wheel

You are all about safety. You made sure to purchase the vehicle with side-impact airbags, installed an after-market back-up camera for the small parking lots, don’t drink and drive, and wouldn’t dream of pulling out your smartphone to respond to a text while you’re driving. But there’s one thing you probably didn’t think …

Halloween Safety Tips

It’s October, which means that soon little ghouls and goblins will be taking to the streets of neighborhoods to take part in the time-honored tradition of Trick-or-Treating. Most of this will take place at night, which means that the risk of hitting a pedestrian with your vehicle will be much higher. It’s up to you, the driver, to be vigilant …

How to Safely Share the Road With Cyclists

If you are a cyclist, then you know how it can feel like you’re taking your life in your hands every time you hit the city streets. Some motorists don’t know that both cyclist and motorist can share the road happily, while others just plain don’t notice the cyclists until they’re swerving into oncoming traffic last minute to avoid …

Have You Resolved to Protect Your Family?

January is a great time to re-focus our attention on those things that are most important in our lives. Many of us make resolutions or set goals to be sure we are doing the things that matter most. Some of us will review our insurance plans (auto, home, heatlh, and life) to be sure that our loved ones are protected in case of an accident or some other …

Gov’t Delays Requiring Rearview Cameras In Cars

The long awaited government regulations on rearview cameras have been delayed again. Manufacturing Business Technology relates an AP news story reporting that new regulations may be delayed until the year 2015. The same report discusses the addtional costs backup cameras will add to new vehicles and adds, “in the meantime, absent regulations, …

Spot the Tot

Are you as alarmed as we over the number of children who fall victim to backover accidents? With thousands of children injured or killed in such accidents each year, we are please to see another organization working to educate drivers on how to avoid these tragedies. Safe Kids Workwide™ has launched a new Spot the Tot campaign. While we are not …