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Police Increasing Patrols, Sobriety Checkpoints to Prevent Drunk Driving This Month

St. Patrick's Day and the March Madness college basketball tournament are coming up in a just a couple of weeks. The events are cause for celebration for many, which leads to an increase in drunk driving accidents throughout the month. There were 495… Read More

Survey Finds a Majority of Drivers Text and Drive, Speed and Run Red Lights

Risky behaviors like texting and driving, speeding and red-light running are not limited to young drivers. More than two thirds of drivers in six different age groups, ranging from 16 to 18-years-old and 75 years or older, engaged in these behaviors… Read More

Estimates Say Traffic Deaths Increased by Six Percent in 2016

The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that there were 40,000 traffic fatalities last year, a six percent increase over traffic deaths in 2015. This makes 2016 the deadliest year on our nation's roads since 2007. Fatal auto accidents caused by driver… Read More

Traffic Accident Fatalities Spiked in First Nine Months of 2016

Deaths from traffic accidents increased by eight percent in the first nine months of 2016 compared to the same period the year before, according to estimates released last month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). There were… Read More

Prevent a Drunk Driving Tragedy This Super Bowl Sunday with These Strategies

A lot of alcohol will be consumed at Super Bowl parties this Sunday, increasing the likelihood for drunk driving accidents when partygoers head home. That is why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has partnered with local law… Read More

All-Offender Ignition Interlock Laws Reduced Drunk Driving Deaths by Seven Percent

There was a seven percent decrease in fatal drunk driving crashes in states that require all drunk driving offenders to install ignition interlocks in their cars, according to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. An ignition… Read More

Auto Accident Liability Can Be Tough to Establish

It is not always easy to prove another driver was at fault for an accident. Even if you explain to your insurance company that the other driver was careless, there is no guarantee your insurer will believe you and pay for your claim. That is why you… Read More

AAA Predicts Highest Number of Holiday Travelers Since 2001

The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that 103 million Americans will travel for the holidays, a 1.5 percent increase over last year and the highest number of holiday travelers since 2001. Approximately 93.6 million people will travel by… Read More

NHTSA Proposes Electronic Device Features to Reduce Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous driving behaviors on U.S. roadways, causing eight fatalities and more than 1,100 injuries each day. Distracted driving refers to any activity that takes your eyes off the road, or engages your hands or… Read More

Survey Finds Distracted Driving is a Big Problem in Parking Lots

The National Safety Council's (NSC) new survey reveals distracted driving is a big problem in our nation's parking lots. This is particularly concerning during the holiday season, when parking lots at retail stores and shopping malls are filled with motorists.… Read More