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Reckless Driving on the Rise During Quarantine

The effects of the Coronavirus have taken their toll on nearly all aspects of life. Schools have closed, businesses have shut down and various companies are urging their employees to work from home. As more people choose to stay indoors to curb the spread of the disease, public roads and highways have now become empty. 

However, instead of our roads and highways becoming safer, the open roadways have led to a sudden increase in accidents and traffic offenses. A number of drivers have seemingly become negligent, and they are taking advantage of the prevailing situation to violate road safety rules. 

Recent statistics […]

How Safe Are Teenage Drivers?

Obtaining a driver’s license has always been a rite of passage for many teenagers as soon as they come of age. With a license, teen drivers enjoy immense freedom, sovereignty and a wealth of possibilities.

However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to six teenagers die every day on our roads from motor vehicle crash injuries. In addition, teen drivers are three times more likely to be in a fatal crash. Considering these alarming statistics, it remains apparent that road safety is a major concern for young drivers on our roads.
Causes of Teen-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents
Distracted driving

According […]

 Do I Have To Wear a Seat Belt?

Although the number of motor-related accidents has been declining in recent years, we are still a long way from witnessing accident-free roads. Statistics from the National Highway Safety Administration suggest that half of all motor-accident victims don’t have the necessary safety restraints at the time of the crash. In 2008, for instance, there were 35,654 reported casualties of vehicle accidents. Nearly 15,000 of those deaths could have been avoided if the victims were wearing seat belts.

What Does the Law Say About Wearing Seat Belts? 
The state of Florida has enacted several laws on safety belts that are designed to protect the lives […]

Top Mistakes New Drivers Make

Learning how to drive a car is a quite fun, and sometimes nerve-wracking endeavor. The learning process requires you to master the inner and outer workings of your car as well as the numerous traffic rules and regulations. And that’s not something you can do in a day or even a week – you will inevitably make some (potentially costly) mistakes while on the road. Below are some of the most common mistakes among rookie drivers, and reasons why you should avoid making them:

 
Tailgating
When you drive too close behind another vehicle, and it stops suddenly, it may become impossible to […]

What to Do If Your Child is Injured at School

Recklessness, bad decisions, mischief, and irresponsible fights are all part and parcel of a typical kid’s life, and more often than not, these actions lead to injuries. While childhood injuries can still occur at home, the large percentage occurs at school, where the risks of injuries from falls, slips, fights, and stampedes are considerably high, courtesy of peer pressure, and bad company, or negligent school staff.

But did you know you can sue for damages if your child gets injured while at school? Below is a brief guide on personal injury claims pertaining to injuries sustained in schools. 

Personal Injury Claims Against […]

Workers’ Comp Claims Won’t Wait For You

Accidents that lead to personal injuries are common in the workplace. Regrettably, many workers avoid seeking compensation for work-related injuries and often choose to work through the pain, either for fear of losing their jobs, or due to financial needs.

However, failure to report any work-related injuries may not only undermine your chances of receiving compensation, but may also lead to more serious health concerns.
So what measures should you take? 
Well, here are the steps to follow when seeking compensation for work-related injuries

Report any accidents to your supervisor
In case of any work-related accidents, the first thing you need to do is to […]

Bicycle Safety Tips

In recent times, cycling has become a preferred mode of transport for many people. This is due to the numerous benefits and advantages it offers. These include:

Cheap mode of transport
Bicycle riding is a cost-effective means of transportation, as it does not require gas or fuel. Moreover, most bicycles are cheap to buy, and require little maintenance.
Eco-friendly
They are also 100 percent eco-friendly, since they don’t emit any harmful gases, unlike motor vehicles.
Form of exercise
Bicycle riding also provides good exercise for the body, thus allowing riders to keep healthy and fit.
Little to no traffic
Unlike motor vehicles, which often get gridlocked in traffic, […]

Why Do Auto Accidents Increase During the Holidays

The holiday season is without a doubt a very exciting time of the year for most people. This is mainly because it presents an opportunity for them to travel and spend quality time with family and friends.

However, the increased number of drivers on the road during the holiday season makes driving a very risky affair. If you plan on driving during the holiday season, therefore, you need to take the necessary measures to ensure your safety as well as that of your loved ones while on the road.

 

Here are some of the reasons why road accidents generally increase during the […]

What To Do If You’re In An Auto Accident

If you have been injured in an auto accident, you may have thought that the incident was over and there’s nothing more that you can do. It can be a terrible event that you never wanted and comes into your life randomly as the result of people making poor decisions around you. Negligence on the road can be deadly, and the negligence of other drivers on the road affects thousands of Americans every year. It’s a stressful situation that leaves tons of aftermath in its wake, and that’s if you or anyone involved is lucky enough to avoid a fatality. […]

What Do I Do In an Uber / Lyft Accident

Uber is arguably the biggest and most popular ride-hailing company in the world, and part of its success can be attributed to high safety standards. Notably, their drivers are thoroughly scrutinized before getting approved, and must undergo a mandatory road safety and customer care training thereafter. They also have to abide by strict rules, and an unforgiving customer review system designed to protect passengers from harm.

However, despite all these measures, accidents involving Uber are still prevalent in our roads. So, what should you do if you get involved in an Uber accident? Well, let’s find out more…

Insurance Coverage for Ride-Hailing Companies
According […]