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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

Teen Drivers at Greater Risk of Car Accidents

Getting a driver’s license is a major milestone for a teenager, but one that comes with a great deal of responsibility. Many parents of newly licensed teen drivers worry about their children’s safety every time they get behind the wheel. According to a recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drivers aged 16 » Read More

Safety Advocates Concerned About Autonomous Test Cars

According to companies that manufacture self-driving cars, this technology will have a major impact on reducing the number of car accident fatalities each year in the United States. While this is encouraging news, safety advocates want to be sure that the test cars are safe before allowing them on the roads. Advocates for Highway and » Read More

Drivers Using Phones Almost Every Time They Drive

It is not a good idea to use our smartphones while we are driving, whether it is to check a text, make a call, or use social media. Yet, a staggering number of drivers continue to use their phones almost every time they get behind the wheel. In fact, new research shows that drivers use » Read More

Legalized Marijuana States See Rise in Crash Claims

Colorado, Washington, and Oregon were the first states to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. While this is a victory for marijuana enthusiasts, the Highway Loss Data Institute found that car accident claims in these states were higher compared to neighboring states. In addition, crash rates in those states were higher compared to their pre-legalization » Read More

Bicycle Safety Tips for Children

As the temperature rises and the days get longer, more and more children are out on the street riding their bicycles. Riding a bike is a great way to obtain exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and spend quality time with friends and family. However, things can take a dangerous turn if you do not take the » Read More

SUVs Receive Poor Headlight Ratings

With today’s technology, cars and trucks have more safety features than ever before. From sleek new designs to rollover prevention technology and accident avoidance systems, car manufacturers have made great strides when it comes to advances that improve the safety of today’s vehicles. Yet, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), headlight performance » Read More