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Alcohol and Speed May Have Contributed to Fatal Accident in York County

A 20-year-old York County man was killed late Monday night, March 10, 2014, in an auto accident. According to a Virginia State Police spokeswoman Michelle Anaya, the accident occurred in the 1500 block of Wolf Trap Road at around 10p.m. State police assisted the York-Poquoson Sherriff’s Office with the crash. The man, identified as Christopher […]

Fall is in full effect!

Fall is in full effect! Amongst the colorful scenery and the cool crisp air come autumn dangers to be aware of while traveling to your destination. FALLING LEAVES As leaves begin to fall from the trees, roads may become hazardous. Driving through a patch of damp leaves creates a loss of traction that can result […]

Backseat Riders: Buckle Up!

  Wearing a seatbelt is the most important thing you can do when driving or riding in a vehicle – no matter where you are seated in a car. Failure to buckle in is a factor in more auto accident fatalities than any other safety-related action. “The most important thing you can do in any […]

Buckle Up – It’s the Law!

Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective and simple means to reduce serious injury or death in a car accident. Unfortunately, many drivers and passengers do not use them. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 5,500 lives could be saved every year by increasing the use of seat belts to […]

The Dangers of Blind Spots

Serious, sometimes fatal auto accidents can be caused by blind spots. These auto accidents occur more frequently than you may think. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 840,000 blind spot related accidents happen annually. Every driver is at risk of this kind of accident simply because all vehicles have blind spots. What […]

Are You a Victim of a Hit and Run?

Hit and run accidents happen more often than you may think. There are nearly 575,000 hit and run car accident cases annually in the United States. These auto accidents are both illegal, and come with extensive penalties if the driver is identified. If you are in an auto accident caused by a hit and run […]

Are You Suffering From Whiplash?

Most of us have heard of the term ‘whiplash’ – but many do not realize it has the potential to turn into a serious injury. Whiplash is caused when the head or neck is thrust back, forward, or side to side by a sudden impact. The intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, and cervical muscles may be […]

10 Most Dangerous Distracted Driving Habits

Muti-tasking during a daily commute has become a way of life for many of us – our cars have become a second home away from home. However, distracted driving can have deadly consequences. According to the Centers of Disease Control, distracted driving kills more than 15 people and injures more than 1,200 each day. So […]

The Risks of Drowsy Driving

While we are all overtired at times, and the thought of not driving because of it may seem extreme, we must recognize that the dangers of drowsy driving are very real. The statistics for auto accidents caused by drowsy driving are staggering. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that sleep deprived drivers are […]

Watch For Pedestrians When Making Left Hand Turns

A new study, conducted by the University of Oregon, finds that pedestrians crossing the street at permitted left turns have a high risk of being hit by an oncoming vehicle. According to this study, when drivers have a permitted left-hand turn, they are less likely to observe pedestrians crossing the street – and more likely […]

Texting While Driving #1 Cause of Teen Driver Deaths

  For years parents and pundits alike have been preaching the dangers of drunk driving to their children.  While these warnings are certainly justified, there is a new quite danger that has taken drunk driving’s place as the leading cause of death for teen drivers. A new study from researchers at Cophen Children’s Medical Center […]

May Is Motorcycle Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month – a national initiative aimed at getting motorists and motorcyclists alike to conscientiously and courteously “share the road” with each other. Motorcycle crashes remain one of the most prevalent causes of death and injury on the road. According to the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or […]

Work Zone Auto Accidents Are Serious Problem

We’ve all seen the “Work Zone, Reduce Speed” signs on the road, and experienced the perceived inconvenience of having to reduce our speed despite not always seeing the work at hand.  Many of us may at times question the validity and the purpose of such a sign and a restriction, but make no mistake speeding […]