Ohio is Cracking Down on Distracted Drivers

We all know that texting while driving is dangerous, but a surprising number of people still do it. If you’re guilty of texting while driving, and you’ve never been in an accident or hurt someone (or yourself), you must realize the time has come to stop this selfish, dangerous behavior. Ohioans are fed up with […]

Texas’ State Ban on Texting While Driving Falls Way Short

It’s a well-known fact that distracted driving accounts for a huge number of accidents across the United States. Pedestrians and bikers are particularly vulnerable, but other motorists are also at substantial risk. Texas enacted a law nearly 15 months ago in an effort to combat distracted driving. But, how effective has it really been? Where […]

New Hands-Free Law Takes Hold in Georgia

The Hands-Free Georgia Act took effect on July 1st, so it might be useful to go through some of the statute’s requirements and penalties. Since ignorance of the law is not a permissible defense, it is a good idea to build a basic understanding of the law’s prohibitions and how those prohibitions might affect your […]

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. […]

Uber Tackles Drowsy Driving

In an attempt to dissuade drowsy driving, Uber has introduced a mandatory six-hour rest period for drivers who choose to work for 12 straight hours. Though this measure will only affect a small percentage of Uber employees, it may help prevent unnecessary collisions caused by fatigue. In its announcement, Uber cited statistics that may surprise […]

6,000 Pedestrian Fatalities in 2017, According to Recent Report

Pedestrian fatality rates appear to have plateaued at nearly 6,000 deaths per year, the highest number since 1990, according to preliminary data reported by the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA). The GHSA’s report utilized data from the first six months of 2017 to reach its provisional conclusions. Researchers used statistical methods to approximate the totals […]

Auto Safety Regulations: Are They Safe Enough for You?

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has often mandated improved safety features such as airbags for newly manufactured vehicles. Currently, the NHTSA is negotiating on the newest lineup of non-mandated safety features which includes automatic emergency braking systems, backup cameras, electronic stability control, ejection mitigation, occupant crash protection, and roof crush resistance. Despite clear evidence […]

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 […]