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Defensive driving is when motorists use accident preventing techniques with a focus on driving safely. In general, be aware of what other drivers are doing, expect the unexpected and be prepared to avoid it. Use the following defensive driving practices to become a safer driver.
Rear end car accidents – when one vehicle is hit in the rear by another following behind – are one of the most common car accidents on the roadway today. Even though they don’t typically cause fatalities, whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered. They can also cause neck and spine injuries and concussions.
T-Bone accidents, otherwise known as side impact collisions or broadside collisions, happen when the front of one car hits the side of another in a perpendicular fashion. These types of collisions often result in serious injuries, sometimes even fatalities.
December is a time when many engage in drinking alcohol during the holidays. It also makes it a good time for alcohol awareness campaigns such as Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over to remind people that drinking and driving do not mix. Alcohol use impairs judgment, delays reaction times, and drunk driving can be deadly. Be a responsible driver, use these tips and drive sober.
In 2020, 11,654 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths – that’s one person every 45 minutes and a 14% increase from 2019. Your level of impairment is measured by what is referred to as blood alcohol content, or BAC. Alcohol impairs thinking, reasoning and muscle coordination, all abilities needed to operate a vehicle safely. This FAQ covers, in general, some frequently asked questions.
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Pedestrians hit by a car, whether on the road, crosswalk, or parking lot, sustain traumatic injuries, from broken bones to fractures, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and more. Who is liable in pedestrian accidents – the driver or the pedestrian? Many automatically assume the driver is liable in car accidents involving pedestrians; however, there are times when a pedestrian can share responsibility.
Rollover car accidents are among the most dangerous types of accidents. As the vehicle rolls, you and your passengers are tossed around in the vehicle’s interior, being hit by loose objects, suffering the force of impact, and possibly being thrown out of the vehicle. All of this can result in severe, life-threatening injuries.
A rollover car accident is when one vehicle has overturned (tipped of flipped) at least 90 degrees onto its side. The force of impact can cause the vehicle to land on its roof, sometimes even upright after rolling more than once.
Have you ever been driving on a two-lane road, come up behind a car that is going at a slow speed and you are not able to pass? Maybe someone is driving erratically or an accident on the road has caused you unavoidable delays. These can be maddening situations. Some drivers might yell, honk the horn, or beat on the steering wheel to vent their anger. Others may escalate to road rage or aggressive driving behaviors where driving safely is no longer top of mind.
Drowsy driving, also known as fatigued driving or driver fatigue, is a dangerous driving behavior that can result in very serious consequences.
Picture this scenario. You’re on the way to pick your kids up from school. As you near a stop light, it turns from green to yellow. What do you do? Do you continue to drive through the intersection, chancing that it could turn red condoning a red light running practice? Or do you stop? Yellow lights are a warning, a caution for drivers to slow down; however, many drivers take it as a sign to speed up and make a mad dash through an intersection.