How To Drive in a Summer Thunderstorm

While we might try to control almost every aspect of our lives, the truth is that we can’t control the weather. When it rains, it pours, and the best thing we can do is let it rain. Driving in a summer thunderstorm is not only challenging but it also puts you at risk.  Here are […]

What is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month?

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in the United States. This month is an important time to spread awareness about just how dangerous distracted driving is. Distracted driving kills thousands of people each year and seriously injures many more people. By taking steps to curb distractions behind the wheel, we can all do our […]

Advanced Driver Assistance Tech Leads to Distracted Driving

You may have suspected that people using “autopilot” functions are more likely to engage in distracting activities while they are driving. If so, a recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has confirmed your suspicion. Experienced users of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) were nearly twice as likely to drive distracted while they […]

I’m a Victim of Road Rage; What Can I Do?

The incidents of road rage on our nation’s highways and city streets seem to be skyrocketing as more and more drivers are distracted with their devices and the hustle and bustle of daily life. We all know that feeling when we feel we were very close to being in an accident due to another driver’s […]

Oregon Auto Insurance Rules

Oregon is one of the nation’s safer states to drive in, with a particularly low rate of alcohol-related fatalities and a high rate of auto insurance coverage. Nevertheless, when an accident does occur, insurance issues loom large, especially if the accident can be clearly identified as one party’s fault.  Following is an outline of Oregon’s […]

The Most Dangerous Times to Drive

You do everything you can to avoid getting into a car wreck. You pay attention and watch out for careless drivers, keep your vehicle maintained, and of course you never text while you’re behind the wheel. But have you thought about timing as a safety factor?  There are days of the week times of day […]

Understanding Distracted Driver Latency

There’s no way that you cannot know about the danger of distracted driving. With countless reports of tragic accidents caused by someone looking away from the task at hand—driving—and looking down at their phone, GPS, music selection, or email, we are all inundated with proof that distracted driving is just as dangerous as driving while […]

When Parents Don’t Wear Seatbelts

A recent study found that parents who buckle up are more likely to make sure that when their kids are riding with them they are buckled up, too. More specifically, it found that in both fatal and nonfatal motor vehicle crashes, drivers who did not wear their seatbelts were more likely to have unrestrained passengers […]

Top Reasons Why Car Accidents Happen

There are lots of reasons why car accidents happen on the road however, many of these accidents are avoidable. In this helpful inforgraphic, we take a look at some of the top reasons why crashes happen. Special thanks to the Maurer Law Firm, PPLC.