Financial Incentives Could Sway Teenagers Prone to Distracted Driving

A survey conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found that a huge majority (nearly 90 percent) of teenagers would be willing to put aside their phones while driving if given certain financial incentives. Teenagers were asked if they would sacrifice texting when behind the wheel if their phone […]

Insurers Seeking Ways to Monitor Distracted Driving

Recent reports suggest that distracted driving could come with a hefty price tag in the form of insurance premiums. But when compared to other infractions, distracted driving penalties are barely a drop in the bucket, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. Slow driving, for instance, can cause a $345 surge in yearly insurance payments. […]

The Seriousness of Electrical Shock

Electricity is a necessity for modern living, and people who build residential and commercial properties, work with power lines and electrical grids, as well as those who work near high-powered machines are at risk for electrocution. Electrical shock causes 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries a year. With the right awareness and precautions, employers could prevent […]

Machine Learning Revolutionizes the Battle Against Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the top contributing factors to traffic accidents. According to the NHTSA, 80 percent of vehicular collisions are the result of some form of distracted driving. More recently, a company called Zendrive has been collecting data around distracted driving using the sensors on peoples’ smartphones. With machine-learning algorithms, Zendrive can collect […]

U.S. Cities Are On Their Way to Ending Pedestrian Deaths

In recent years, cities in the United States have been seeking a remedy for the pervasive problem of traffic death. For some, Vision Zero has emerged as the much-desired answer. Founded in Sweden in 1997, Vision Zero has one underlying imperative: traffic-related deaths can and should be eliminated entirely. Of course, the organization has not […]

Why do people leave the scene of Los Angeles Car Accidents?

There are around 20,000 hit and run accidents per year in the City of Los Angeles. Fortunately, most of those hit-and-runs involve parked cars, but in 2014, there were 27 fatalities and 144 severe injuries. As per the Los Angeles Police Department, only about one in five hit-and-runs is solved, and less than half of […]

Should Adults Have to Wear Seatbelts in the Back Seat?

“Click it or ticket!” – the popular catchphrase can be seen on billboards, magazines, road signs, and heard on the radio and television multiple times per day.  It is against the law to ride in the front seat without a seatbelt, and many statistics are given to back up the need for this safety precaution. […]

Avoiding Collisions and Injuries at Intersections

Traffic intersections are motor vehicle collision hotspots. The confluence of pedestrians, changing traffic lights and vehicles going every which way, produces a recipe for potential disaster. As it happens, many drivers get into accidents simply because they fail to pay attention to oncoming traffic. Needless to say, accidents that happen in these areas can often […]

Memorial Day Accidents – You Need a Local Lawyer

When it comes to car crashes, Memorial Day weekend is the deadliest weekend of the year, according to ValuePenguine, averaging 312 fatal accidents per year. That means that the number of injury accidents are much higher. If you are injured in an accident while travelling, for Memorial Day or any other summer holiday, you need […]