What you Need to Know about Distracted Driving This Holiday Season

In 2013, distracted driving resulted in 424, 000 injuries and 3,154 deaths in the United States. This sobering statistic not only alerts us to the dangers of distracted driving, but the need for continued awareness, education, and action against poor driving habits that lead to fatal consequences. Not many people realize that distracted driving is more than just taking your …

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Ways to Protect Yourself Against an Uninsured Driver

Despite the requirement by every state for all drivers to have some form of insurance, not everyone chooses to obey the law. Cases where uninsured drivers are involved in accidents becomes difficult, because they do not have insurance to help pay for any claims against them. To protect yourself from such incidents, it is important to put safety measures in place that will protect …

Black Box Basics in the Trucking Industry

All you have to do is read the paper or watch the news to see that automobile accidents are happening every day. These accidents can vary from no damage or injuries to severe damage and fatalities. When these accidents involve semi trucks, they can have severe consequences. Many trucking accidents end up in court with each side trying to prove …

Common Teen Driving Distractions

Distracted driving is a growing problem in the United States, causing approximately 20% of all accidents. Each year, thousands of people are killed, and many more injured, in crashes caused by distracted driving. Eating, talking on the phone and texting all take your hands and mind off the important task of driving, but teens are at an increased risk due to …

Drunk Driving and the 4th of July

According to the AARP, the 4th of July is one of the most dangerous days of the year to be on the road. It is second only to New Year’s Day for drunk driving deaths. As this information sinks in, realize that the statistic does not specify who was injured or killed during the accident. The drunk driver could have been killed, or an …

The Dangers of Commercial Truck Driver Fatigue

The 76-year-old driver in Miami, Oklahoma never saw the stopped cars lined up behind a minor highway accident. He overran several vehicles, continuing 270 feet after the initial impact. He never applied his brakes. Investigators of this 2009 accident say the truck driver was asleep at the wheel. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found that his acute sleep loss, disrupted …

The Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in Texas

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in the United States. Texas in particular, with its huge land area and large population, has its share of crashes. However, you don’t have to be a statistic yourself. By understanding the most common causes of car accidents, you can help keep yourself safe. Here’s what you need to know.