Distracted Driving with Kids

The Dangers of Driving with Screaming and Disruptive Kids and What You Can Do

“I’m hungry.” “I’m bored.” “He’s looking at me.” Driving with kids is truly an exercise in skill and patience, and while parents know all too well how disruptive children can be, they often do not think of their kids as dangerous distractions. Research suggests that parents need to rethink how they handle interruptions in the car. Continue reading “Distracted Driving with Kids”

Distracted Driving with Kids

Highway Close Calls

Harrowing Close Calls on the Highway and What We Can Learn

If you’ve been driving long enough, you have likely experienced a close call on the road. Remember that time you slammed on your breaks to avoid a fender bender or stopped in the middle of changing lanes to avoid colliding with a car in your blind spot? While those close calls are frightening, they are also opportunities to reexamine our driving skills and correct bad habits. The following videos captured some harrowing close calls and are a great tool to improve our auto safety. Continue reading “Highway Close Calls”

Highway Close Calls

Right and Wrong Ways to Negotiate with an Insurance Company After a Car Accident

If you find yourself in a situation that requires you to negotiate with an insurance company after an accident, there are some right ways and some wrong ways to approach the negotiations.

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“How Often Do Car Accident Cases Go to Trial, and Why?”

Car Accident Trial

Car accidents are the cause of more personal injury lawsuits than any other situation, according to the American Bar Association. However, only a small percentage of personal injury lawsuits, including car accident cases, ever go to trial. There are some good reasons for this.

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Senior Citizens and Car Accidents: Statistics You Should Know

Aging causes a number of physical changes that may affect driving, including declines in vision and cognitive functioning, and four of out five senior citizens take one or more medications on a daily basis. Since one in six drivers on U.S. roads is 65 years or older, it is important to take a closer look at how many accidents are taking place among senior citizens and how they can be prevented.

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What Does the Famous Arizona Uber Crash Mean for the Future of Self-Driving Cars?

While the technology of self-driving cars is still being worked out,  more self-driving cars are out on the road. But we’re supposed to be reassured by a safety failsafe—a human “safety driver” tasked with intervening, if the tech fails. However, as a recent March 18, 2018, fatal accident—where a pedestrian was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving car in Tempe, Arizona—has shown, both these fallbacks, tech and human, may not be enough to prevent accidents.

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How Overheating and Dehydration Increase Your Risk of a Car Accident

No one wants a car that overheats. But it turns out that we should be just as concerned about an overheated driver. Studies have shown that both overheating and dehydration can seriously affect one’s ability to drive. So while a nice drive on a warm summer’s day may sound lovely, there are some important things every driver should know before getting behind the wheel.

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