Category: Car Accidents

Why it’s Important to be a Defensive Driver

defensive driving in traffic

With new car technology, texting and driving, reckless drivers out on the open road, defensive driving is extremely important. We have heard this term before, and we’d like you to get acquainted with tips on becoming a defensive driver, so that you are not distracted on the road. Stay off your mobile device This is… Read more »

Things to Keep in Your Car at All Times

Make sure to keep your jumper cables in your car

You never know when something might go wrong with your car, and it could happen when you’re on the road. It’s always important to have the tools and some knowledge in case of an emergency that you may have to deal with on the road. Here is a List of Items You Should Have at… Read more »

Taking a Road Trip? Here is How to Prepare

couple on car road trip

The open road gives us a sense of exploration and freedom, but a long road trip may be a challenge for some people depending on the mile haul. Whether you’re driving with a friend or your family, it is always best to be prepared for the journey.  These simple tips will allow you to enjoy… Read more »

What Happens If the Accident Isn’t Your Fault?

Rear-end collisions

There are about 6 million car accidents that take place in the U.S. every year. If you’ve ever been involved in one, you know what a traumatic experience it can be. And it can be especially difficult for people to process a crash when they don’t feel as though the accident was their fault. If… Read more »

Self-Driving Uber Has First Fatal Accident

It seemed as if the movement to create the first fully functional self-driving car was coming along quickly, but earlier this week, a devastating incident created a setback when it was reported that one of Uber’s self-driving prototypes killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. ALTHOUGH POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING, it seems that a woman was… Read more »

A Danger of Self-Driving Cars: Falling Asleep

Many major manufacturers, such as Google and Tesla, are hoping to create vehicles that are 100 percent autonomous. A self-driving vehicle should be able to drive passengers to designated locations without requiring them to physically drive the car themselves. There has been numerous questions raised about the possible issues that could come with self-driving vehicles,… Read more »

Study finds Most People Still Don’t Trust Autonomous Cars

Self-Driving cars are no longer a far-off dream of the future. Before too long, they’ll be as common as automatic transmissions and safety belts. By the end of 2017, Tesla Motors expects its Autopilot system to offer fully-autonomous functionality in all of the company’s vehicles. A number of other veteran automakers have plans to release… Read more »

Department of Transportation Proposes Connected Vehicle Rule

After seeing a spike in traffic fatalities in 2015, the US Department of Transportation has proposed a new rule designed to prevent collisions by mitigating the risk of human error behind the wheel. If approved, the rule would require automakers to include vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology in all new light-duty vehicles. This connected vehicle system… Read more »

Winter Weather Driving Refresher Course

Driving during a snowstorm is no one’s favorite activity, but sometimes it can’t be avoided. According to Travelers Insurance, snow, slush and icy road conditions are responsible for one in four weather-related vehicle crashes. Likewise, it’s a good idea to keep a few safety precautions in mind as we head into snow season. First and… Read more »

Why do Women Fare Worse in Car Accidents Than Men?

According to the NHTSA, men are statistically more likely to be involved in car accidents than women. This is due to the fact that men tend to drive more miles each year, and are more likely to engage in risky driving behaviors. But in spite of the fact that men are more likely to get… Read more »