Self-Driving Cars and the Future of Auto Accidents

Self-driving cars are already here. While fully autonomous vehicles that require no human driver or occupant are a few years out, cars with self-driving features are already available. The hope is that fully autonomous vehicles will put an end to traffic fatalities. But accidents are inevitable during the experimental and transitional phase when new technology […]

Space Heater Fires

Space heaters are deceptively dangerous products – so much so that the National Fire Protection Association estimates that about a third of house fires in the United States each year are caused by portable space heaters. Space heater fires commonly result in death or serious injury because they are particularly likely to occur late at […]

Poor Visibility and Auto Accidents

Poor visibility can occur under a number of conditions. It is a common factor in inclement weather and often found in combination with treacherous road conditions, making for an extremely dangerous situation. But poor visibility is not always accompanied by hazardous weather, and can be the result of harsh natural or manmade lighting conditions. Although […]

Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and while awareness about traumatic brain injuries has risen in the past few years due to an increasing amount of scrutiny in the media and professional sports, it should be noted that brain injury victims are not just limited to athletes. Many soldiers also suffer traumatic brain injuries as […]

Pet Safety Tips for Your Holiday Bundles of Joy

If you are one of those lucky pet parents who received or adopted a puppy or kitten for Christmas, you are well aware that they are now getting to “that age” where all bets are off and it’s time to go crazy. For you, this is both a very fun and very frustrating period. For […]

Black Ice Accidents

Invisible and deadly, black ice is one of the worst hazards drivers can encounter. It is a thin sheet of ice with virtually no air bubbles, so it is completely transparent. Black ice typically looks like damp or dry asphalt, and that is the deception. Drivers see it and think that the road is perfectly […]

AAA Expects Over 100 Million Year-End Holiday Travelers in 2015

The American Automobile Association (AAA) expects more than 100 million Americans to travel for the year-end holidays in 2015. If the prediction is correct, it will be the highest number on record. More than 90% of travelers will be driving, which means you need to be extra vigilant on the roads this year, whether you […]

Healthy Holiday Tips

The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, but they can also be a big blow to your health. The stress and disruption of your normal routines can ruin your holiday cheer and weaken your immune system, setting you up for a nasty January virus. Don’t Forget to Eat Now is not the […]

Holiday Driving Safety: When One Drink is More Than You Think

Whether you are going out for the holidays or hosting celebrations in your home, if alcohol is involved you need to know a little more about the alcohol content in the beverages you may be consuming or serving to your guests. If you have always judged alcohol consumption by the number of drinks, your estimations […]