Study Finds Obese Drivers Face Greater Risk in Car Accidents

In recent years, healthcare professionals have worked hard to raise awareness about health risks such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes that are commonly associated with obesity. With obesity affecting more than one third of all adults in the U.S., this has become an increasingly prevalent issue in the healthcare industry. Now, a new… Read more »

The Fastest Growing Driver Demographic in America

If you had to guess, you might expect young drivers to be the fastest growing demographic of drivers in the country. After all, there are more teens learning to drive every day. According to a new report from the Federal Highway Administration, however, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, the study found… Read more »

August Is Historically the Worst Month for Traffic Deaths

When it comes to staying safe on the road, not all months are created equal. Due to adverse weather conditions, the early months of January and February tend to be more dangerous than the months of spring. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), however, August is typically the deadliest month… Read more »

NHTSA Attributes Rise in Traffic Deaths to Low Gas Prices

Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released preliminary data that showed a 7.7 percent increase in vehicle-related traffic deaths between 2014 and 2015. Their estimates suggest that 9 of 10 regions in the United States saw increases in traffic deaths last year. Roughly 35,200 people died in traffic accidents in 2015, compared… Read more »

First Fatality Recorded in Tesla Autopilot Accident

Last October, Tesla Motors launched a software update for its Model S roadsters that gave the vehicles a limited Autopilot functionality. While these vehicles aren’t fully autonomous, they can effectively drive themselves as long as a human driver is present to monitor traffic conditions and intervene in the event of an emergency. After the self-driving… Read more »

Proposed NY Law Would Permit Use of a ‘Textalyzer’

In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that texting and driving was 6 times more dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol. But whereas law enforcement agencies have been working to curb drunk driving for decades, they’ve only just begun to combat distracted driving caused by texting.   It’s hard to… Read more »

Bumper-Mounted Laser Could Prevent Accidents in Bad Weather

The NHTSA estimates that 22 percent of the roughly 5 and a half million car accidents that occur each year are weather-related. In many of these cases – especially where fog and snow are involved – the accidents are caused by reduced visibility. In dense fog and heavy snowfall, taillights can be difficult to discern,… Read more »

This Holiday Season, Be Especially Mindful of Car Accidents

December has arrived, and that means the holiday season is officially upon us. This time of year is typically associated with gift giving, family visits and celebratory feasts, but it can also be an especially treacherous time to be on the road. Insurance companies typically see a marked rise in claims this time of year… Read more »

Five Things to Remember to Get the Evidence You Need After a Car Accident

Automobile accidents can be truly terrifying experiences, so it’s no surprise that some find it hard to concentrate immediately following one. Unfortunately, this moment is critical for collecting the evidence that will be needed to protect yourself legally in the future. Here are five things that you definitely need to remember in the wake of… Read more »