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Have Cell Phones Increased the Rate of Car Accidents?

It is hard to imagine living life in today’s world without the internet or a smartphone.  Seemingly everybody you know owns and uses a smartphone.  Although the innovative technology has enhanced our lives in ways that we never thought possible, cell phones can be quite dangerous when used improperly.  In fact, they can even be » Read More

Do Pedestrian Accidents Increase When School Starts?

Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to getting hit by automobiles, and the risk increases when there are more of them out and about on streets and sidewalks in school zones and neighborhoods. Their numbers increase when school is in session, with more students, teachers, and other staff members walking to and from school and in and » Read More

Do New Vehicle Safety Features Actually Prevent Car Accidents?

Today’s vehicles come equipped with a wide range of safety features that do everything from alerting you when you start to veer out of your lane to providing extra braking assistance to avoid a car accident. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), these advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) can help reduce the number » Read More

Why Do Car Accidents Increase in the Summer?

Living in a Mid-Atlantic state such as Maryland means that you get to experience all four seasons, but that necessitates having to adapt your driving skills to the changing road conditions. Yet even though things can be treacherous in the winter, roads can also be very risky in the summer. Therefore, if it is not » Read More

Do Driving-Assistance Features Help Cause Fewer Car Accidents?

With computer and mechanical-based technology dramatically advancing year to year, it is no wonder that the car industry has been trying to employ driving-assistance features that allow vehicles to virtually drive themselves. Automatic assistance features in automobiles can save lives, but their efficiency is the question that begs to be answered. Driving-assistance features, known in » Read More

How Can I Spot and Avoid a Drunk Driver? 

A defensive driver anticipates hazardous situations and reacting to dangerous conditions or the reckless behaviors of others. Although you cannot control another driver’s actions, vigilance can help you spot the signs of a drunk driver to avoid them and protect you and your passengers from a car accident.  This discussion explores the common signs of » Read More

Can Wearing a Seat Belt Save Your Life in a Car Accident? 

Seat belts have been shown to save lives during car accidents. In fact, buckling up is one of the safest decisions every motor vehicle driver and passenger can make. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) calls it the most effective step you can take to protect yourself in a collision.  Research shows wearing a » Read More

How Can Smart Headlights Prevent Accidents?

Although the design of automotive headlights has evolved over the years along with changing car designs, their functionality has not. Basically, drivers choose from low beams or high beams. Some vehicles’ technology makes this change automatically, but most do not. To put it another way, the headlights your grandfather used 50 years ago have the » Read More

What Should I Do after a Hit and Run Accident?

A hit and run happens whenever an unidentified motorist causes a car accident. The accident might be with another vehicle or a pedestrian. If the driver flees the scene and remains unidentified, that accident is classified as a hit and run.  The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says the United States averages one hit and » Read More

What Is the Cause of T-Bone Accidents?

A T-bone car accident occurs when a motor vehicle is hit on its side by the front end of another vehicle. The name refers to the “T” formed when the vehicles collide. Also known as broadside or side-impact collisions, T-bone accidents claim an average of 8,000 lives in this country every year according to the » Read More