Avoiding Opioid Addiction Following an Accident

Following an automobile accident, you might find yourself in great pain. In this situation, it would not be out of the question to request pain killers. Millions of people are prescribed pain killers every year. In 2012, nearly 260 million prescriptions were given out in this country – that’s enough for every adult to have […]

Why Car Accidents Happen

It is easy to forget that a car is a hefty chunk of metal, even as it’s flying down roadways at high speeds. Forgetting this fundamental fact can be disastrous. All it takes are a few seconds of distraction, whether you’re futzing with the radio, trying to settle down your children, reading an article, applying […]

Driving in the Rain

There is a lot of advice available online about filing auto insurance claims and maximizing compensation. That advice is useful and important. But it’s always best to start at the beginning, before the accident occurs. Preventing collisions is the most surefire way to keep costs down. To that end, there are a number of safety […]

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 […]

Motorcycles: Statistics and Safety Tips

There’s no doubt to many riders that summer and fall are the best time for going on a road trip on a motorcycle. Before you head off into the sunset, however, you should be aware of some statistics and safety tips. This article is intended to inform you of relevant motorcycle statistics, and to provide […]

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 […]

Parking Lot Accidents

One would think that parking lots ought to be a safe place to drive. However, the opposite is true. Even though vehicles moving through parking lots do so at low speeds, accidents are all too common. Common reasons for parking lot accidents The most common causes for low speed parking lot accidents include: Distracted driving […]

It’s Imperative to Keep Your Feet Off the Dashboard

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), between 1990 and 2008, 290 people died due to an ejected airbag. Many of the victims were passengers and 80 percent of those who died were not wearing their seat belt. The kicker is that many of these collisions occurred at low speeds. Of course, the […]

Injured Parties Fight to Be Recognized in Takata Bankruptcy Case

A little more than a week after Takata announced it would be filing for bankruptcy protection, a committee was created to guard the interests of those injured by the company’s faulty airbag inflator. The committee, composed of seven injured drivers, emerged after personal injury plaintiffs expressed anxiety over the potential outcome of the bankruptcy case. […]