Autonomous Vehicle Technology Raises Concerns  

According to a survey of 1,000 licensed drivers in China, Germany, and the United States, not all motorists share an enthusiasm for self-driving vehicles. Motorists are particularly concerned that hackers will be able to access the vehicle’s computer and steal data. This widespread fear of cybercrime could have a negative impact on the overall acceptance » Read More

Bans on Hand-Held Cell Phone

According to a recent study by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, there were 55 percent fewer handheld phone conversations among teen drivers in states that enforce a ban on all handheld phone calls, compared to states with no bans. The research showed that texting bans were not as effective » Read More

Vehicle Recalls

Each year, auto companies in the United States issue safety recalls on car parts ranging from tires and gear shifts, to the very publicized Takata airbags. To make it easier to keep up with recall notices, Consumer Reports created the Car Recall Tracker, which provides a comprehensive list of recalls and how to repair them » Read More

Traffic Fatalities High in 2017

According to the National Safety Council, there were approximately 40,000 fatal car accidents in 2017. This was the second year in a row that the number of fatalities were so high. The numbers may be even higher when the official figures are released later this year by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Whatever the » Read More

Technology vs. Safety in Today’s Cars

Today’s cars are becoming more computerized and technologically advanced than ever before. From accident avoidance technology to the latest infotainment systems, almost every car manufacturer is developing new models that offer the latest and greatest in innovative technologies to provide improved safety, convenience, and comfort. However, in an age when distracted driving continues to be » Read More

Fatal Car Accidents Peak in 2017  

According to a new report by the National Safety Council (NSC), there were approximately 40,000 fatal car accidents in the United States in 2017, which marks the second year in a row that traffic fatalities were high. The official statistics for 2017 will be released later this year by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration » Read More

Chronic Pain Caused by Car Accidents

It should come as no surprise that car accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, from scrapes and bruises to broken bones and traumatic brain injuries. Depending on the nature of the accident, a victim may end up suffering from chronic pain, even after other injuries have healed. Oftentimes, this requires ongoing medical treatment » Read More

Car Insurance Stacking Law Benefits Motorists

Effective July 1, 2018, motorists in Maryland will have the option of purchasing enhanced underinsured motorist coverage (EUIM) in place of uninsured motorist coverage (UM). A new stacking law will benefit motorists by increasing the amount of money they are eligible to receive from the insurance company. If the motorist is injured in a wreck, » Read More