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Is Global Warming Partly to Blame for Rise in Fatal Car Accidents?

Distracted driving wrecks continue to be a major problem in this country, fatally injuring thousands of people every year. Too many drivers use their cell phones to talk, send and receive texts, and check social media while they are driving, even though most states have laws prohibiting motorists from using handheld devices while operating a » Read More

Safety Tips for Traveling with Pets

From making lodging reservations to ensuring that your transportation is in working order, traveling requires a certain degree of preparation. If you are traveling with a pet, there are additional steps you need to take to avoid problems during your trip. For instance, you will want to make sure that the pet is safe and » Read More

Public Awareness Campaign Against Stoned Driving

Few would argue that it is a bad idea to drive while under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol impairs a person’s ability to react quickly and makes them more likely to engage in potentially dangerous driving behavior that could result in a car accident. Like alcohol, marijuana also impairs judgment, coordination, and reaction times, and » Read More

Children and Unexpected Motor Vehicle Threats

In 2015, approximately 38,300 people were fatally injured in car accidents, many of whom were young children. Even when children are properly buckled in and secured, they can become seriously injured in car accidents. What may come as a surprise is how often children are injured or killed in accidents that do not involve collisions » Read More

CarMax Has a History of Selling Vehicles with Safety Defects

According to a recent study conducted by the Center for Auto Safety, the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety Foundation, and the MASSPIRG Education Fund, consumers may want to think twice before purchasing a used car at CarMax. Researchers found that over 25 percent of the used cars sold at eight CarMax locations across the » Read More

The Impact of Self-Driving Vehicles

It is just a matter of time before self-driving cars are going to be sharing the road with driver operated vehicles. In fact, some predict that they will eventually replace driver operated vehicles altogether. As manufacturers continue to fine tune and perfect this new technology, the auto insurance industry must figure out how to insure » Read More

Tesla Shares Blame in First-Known Semi-Autonomous Car Fatality

After an in-depth investigation into the fatal 2016 crash of a semi-autonomous Tesla sedan, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the vehicle’s autopilot system contributed to the wreck. The NTSB found that the Tesla Model S allowed to driver to use the Autopilot system outside of the specified environment for which it was » Read More

Driving Speed Influenced by a Wandering Mind

Driving a car, truck, or any other motor vehicle always requires focus and attention. Whether you are driving through a quiet residential area or on a busy interstate highway, there are always things that require your full concentration, including maintaining the proper speed limit. According to recent research, when a driver’s mind wanders, it can » Read More

Audit of School Bus System  

School bus drivers have the important job of making sure that children travel to and from school safely. If a bus driver has a history of drug or alcohol use, or a health issue that affects their ability to safely operate the bus, it can seriously jeopardize the safety of every child. After a 2016 » Read More

Guide to Preventing Car Accidents

No one gets into their car with the intention of getting into a car accident. Yet, they are an unfortunate reality that can have a wide range of consequences, ranging from traffic citations and minor injuries to massive property damage and multiple fatalities. Even the most responsible driver can be involved in a car accident » Read More