Rise in Wrong-Way Crashes

Over the course of 14 weeks, on or near a relatively small stretch of Route 50, five people lost their lives in three separate head-on collisions that occurred when drivers ended up on the wrong side of the road, going in the opposite direction of traffic. The five victims, ranging in age from 22 to » Read More

Paramedics Offer Safety Tips for Car Seats

Selecting the right car seat for a child is among the many purchases that can be extremely overwhelming for parents. It can be difficult to decide which car seat to buy when there are hundreds of models available that offer different safety features and come with a wide range of consumer reviews. Cost is another » Read More

Back Seat Passengers Less Likely to Wear Seat Belts  

  It is common knowledge that seat belts are one of the most effective and life-saving safety features in a motor vehicle. In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 13,941 lives were saved by proper seat belt use. However, they are useless if the occupants of the vehicle do not use them. » Read More

Too Many Drivers Pass School Buses Illegally

When approaching a school bus that has stopped and has flashing red lights on, cars traveling in the same direction are prohibited from passing the bus until the flashing lights are turned off. Cars approaching from the opposite direction must also stop, unless there is a physical barrier, such as a median. Unfortunately, too many » Read More

Volvo’s Accident Avoidance System

Car manufacturers around the world are continuing to make advances in technology that make cars safer than ever, and Volvo is no exception. For years, Volvo has had some of the highest safety ratings, thanks to the Swedish automaker’s commitment to providing innovative safety features that help drivers avoid potentially dangerous accidents. Recently, Volvo has » Read More

IIHS Names Top Safety Picks

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently included three full-sized vehicles to its list of cars that have received high ratings for crash worthiness. The vehicles included were the Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan, the Lincoln Continental, and the Toyota Avalon. Missing from this list is the much-anticipated Tesla Model S, the Ford Taurus, and the » Read More

Work Zone Accidents During Summer Months

Road construction is common during the summer months since the weather is more conducive to working outdoors. There are also more motorists on the roads from Memorial Day to Labor Day, as young drivers are out of school for the summer and it is peak time for people to take vacations and road trips. Unfortunately, » Read More

Brain Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Car accidents can cause a wide range of injuries ranging from minor cuts and bruises to broken bones, neck and spine injuries, organ damage, and fatalities. Car accidents are also one of the leading causes of brain injuries. While it is quite clear when a victim has a broken bone or a severe laceration, a » Read More