Driving during the holidays involves many of the same safety hazards that are present throughout the rest of the year, but the combination of dangers all at once may put drivers and passengers at elevated risk of a car accident in the days between Thanksgiving and New Yearâ€™s Day. The hazards of this time of […]
What Should Be in Your Car’s Winter Safety Kit?
When driving on cold winter roads, being prepared for the worst is as important as ever. Emergency preparations should include a well-stocked driving safety kit as well as pre-season planning and a review of good winter-driving habits. This discussion explains what items you should include in your safety kit and how to brush up on […]
How Do I Prepare My Car for Winter?
Winter is not the time to find yourself on the side of the road having car trouble. However, extreme cold and other factors common in winter make the season a prime time for foreseeable vehicle problems and preventable car accidents. Proper car maintenance and simple cold-weather preparation can help you ensure that your vehicle is […]
What Is a Total Loss after a Car Accident?
After a car accident, car owners may worry that the damage to their vehicle will make it unsalvageable, at least in the eyes of the insurance company. When this happens, the insurance payout is called a total loss. An insurance company may determine that a car accident calls for a total loss payout when the […]
What Car Parts Cause the Most Accidents?
Automobiles are made up of many parts. Problems with some parts are minor, whereas others can be quite dire. The parts that are most often listed as the cause of car accidents are tires, brakes, headlights, and suspension. Problems with those four parts account for tens of thousands of accidents every year. Most car owners […]
Can Better Headlights Prevent Car Accidents?
Before 2015, there was no standard way to evaluate vehiclesâ€™ headlights. Researchers with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) set out to change that, and the impacts of that change are remarkable. The IIHS, a motor vehicle safety organization supported by auto insurance companies, releases annual ratings that provide safety scores based on vehicle […]
What Does Shoulder Pain after a Car Accident Indicate?
Being involved in a car accident can cause confusion and disorientation. In some cases, being shaken up or experiencing an intense adrenaline rush after a major accident can cause an accident victim to be oblivious to a physical injury caused by the collision. In other cases, the person may be hyperaware of their body and […]
How can I Drive Safely on Halloween?
Halloween is a scary night when it comes to car accidents. Every year at the end of October, road safety is threatened by combination of increased foot traffic near roads, the presence of masses of children who often do not abide by traffic rules, the element of excitement that leads many to distraction, and dangerous […]
How can Drivers Stay Safe on Autumn Roads?
There are many reasons to be extra careful when driving during the autumn months. It may seem like fall is a non-threatening lead-in to the dangers of winter. However, drivers have lots to be concerned about when it comes to road dangers in fall, especially getting into a car accident. What are the Dangers that […]
Can I Drive Safely While on Prescription Drugs?
When shopping in a local or national chain drugstore, one may be surprised to see what was once a prescription drug is now being offered as an over-the counter (OTC) medication. OTC drugs do not require a doctorâ€™s prescription. Some OTC drugs, such as allergy medications, need a pharmacist to provide them to the customer. […]