How to Diminish Your Chances of Getting in an Accident

Car accidents are all too common in the US. In 2016, 37,461 people died as a result of automobile collisions. Because many of us take on the roads daily, we are drawn to wonder: why? And in particular, why so many? When it comes down to it, we may be more familiar with the causes […]

There Are No Accidents, Just Bad Decisions

We use the term “accident” when referring to car wrecks and other collisions, because most of them are unintentional. But there’s a big problem with that. It’s just too easy to slide from unintentional to unavoidable, in our minds. And that makes it far too easy to overlook the bad decisions that lead to these […]

Is Your Vehicle Safe? With Recalls Rising, Here’s What You Need to Know

If you feel like you know too many people who have been in bad automobile accidents, or seem to hear about them on the news every day, you’re not alone. Sadly, with so many vehicles on the roads these days, and so many drivers being over the legal limit on substances, too tired to concentrate, […]

Out of State Auto Crashes: What Should I Do?

According to the AAA, just over one third of Americans drive while on vacation each year, these rates increase as gas prices drop. Inevitably, car crashes between out-of-state drivers are going to happen, so what should you do in this situation? Let’s start by answering some common questions. Which State Laws Are in Effect? If […]

Merging – Are You Doing it Wrong?

Merging in traffic often feels like a battle of wills and of principles. Some selfish drivers race ahead in the closing lane to cut in front of those who dutifully took their place in line as early as possible. The conscientious drivers in the slower-moving lane then try to punish the line-cutters by refusing to […]

Accident or Crash: Why Words Matter

There is a movement to stop calling motor vehicle crashes “accidents”. Why? Because the words we use shape or thoughts, attitudes, and ultimately, our actions. Accident implies that no one is accountable. That no one is to blame. “Crash” is neutral. It does not imply blame or lack thereof. It leaves the question open. It […]