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Teens Face Heightened Crash Risk During Summer

A recent study from AAA found that traffic deaths involving teenagers were at their highest from May through August.  The association released an analysis that found that seven of the top 10 deadliest days of the year for teen drivers fall between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  “We know that in the summer, kids are […]

Distracted Driving in Action

Why texting drivers can’t be stopped: wavy.com Last week, Norfolk VA news station Wavy TV 10 rode along with State Troopers to observe the effects of distracted driving in action. The results are quite frightening, as just about everywhere the cameras looked they the prevalence of distracted driving.     This is just one example of […]

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Motorcycle safety is an important issue, which is why each year May is recognized as National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. At the beginning of this month, we wanted to point out a few statistics. National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration Stats – In 2009 there were 4,595 fatal motorcycle crashes in the United States. Additionally, […]

NHTSA Releases New Child Seat Guidelines

  This week the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued new safety guidelines for child seats in automobiles. Under the new guidelines, the safety agency recommends using the restraints in the rear-facing position as long as children fit within the height and weight limits of the car seat as established by the manufacturer.  The rear-facing […]

College Student Receives $490,000 Auto Accident Settlement

  A college student was awarded a $490,000 personal injury settlement for serious injuries sustained in a May 2008 auto accident.  The student was a passenger in a vehicle that was transporting him back to his college campus. The driver was exceeding the speed limit and lost control of the vehicle causing it to roll […]

Distracted Driving – A Growing Epidemic

One of the most dangerous problems on America’s roads today is the act of distracted driving.  In 2009 5,474 people were killed and 450,000 were injured because of a distracted driver on the road.  That’s 16% of all fatal crashes and 20% of all injury crashes for the year.  One in five of those deaths […]