4 Tips for Back-to-School Car Safety

Published on Aug 16, 2017 at 4:38 pm in Auto Accidents.

Back-to-school season is always an exciting time of the year as kids and parents get excited about what a new school year can hold. As we get ready to send our children back to school, it is important to remember that we need to keep our children safe while we are behind the wheel. With new teen drivers getting themselves to school as well as parents getting little ones to their places of learning, safety on the roads should be your number one priority.

Here are some tips on how to keep our most precious cargo safe as the school year begins:

The Deadliest Vehicles on Kentucky Highways Are Small Cars

Published on Aug 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm in Auto Accidents.

According to a new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drivers might be more likely to survive a car crash if they are driving a certain style of vehicle.  The report examined driver fatalities on United States roadways between 2012 and 2015, and found that smaller cars had the highest death rates.

Simple physics dictates that when two objects collide the object that is smaller in size will experience the greatest damage.  This places drivers of small cars at an increased risk of sustaining severe injuries in a crash.

Smartphones Aren’t the Only Cause of Distracted Driving

Published on Jul 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm in Auto Accidents.

It’s no secret that we lead lives of many distractions in 2017. On our morning commutes, we’re listening to the latest podcasts. During our lunch breaks, we’re checking our social media feeds and texting friends. While walking down the street or waiting for a ride home, we’re taking pictures of cool things and sharing them. Having technology right at our fingertips 100% of the time opens an endless number of opportunistic doors, but it also comes with a price. Technology distracts us.

Knowing this, it should come as no surprise that distracted driving is quickly catapulting to one of the top causes of car crashes in the U.S. According to the NHTSA, 3,477 people died in car crashes that resulted from drivers who were distracted in 2015. Over 319,000 more were injured during that same year.

How is Distracted Driving Affecting your Life?

Published on Jul 6, 2017 at 5:31 pm in Auto Accidents.

We have all heard the message about distracted driving multiple times on TV commercials, radio commercials, newspapers, and anywhere you can find an advertisement. From a police officer giving a ticket to Jordan Spieth putting his phone in a glove box, the message comes in different forms.

But for a lot of people the question remains, is distracted driving really that dangerous? It just doesn’t seem like a big deal to send a quick text while you’re driving. Is it dangerous, or is it something else the government is exaggerating?

Here are some statistics to help you make your decision:

  1. The use of a cell phone while driving leads to 1.6 million car crashes a year.
  2. 1 out of every 4 car accidents are caused by texting and driving.
  3. 11 teenagers a day are killed because of texting and driving.
  4. If you use a cellphone, you spend 4 times as much time with your eyes off the road while driving.

What Do You Say After a Car Wreck?

Published on Jun 29, 2017 at 6:10 pm in Auto Accidents.

The time immediately after a car wreck is a trying time. You will most likely enter into a state of shock, trying to figure out what has happened. The moments directly after an accident can set the tone for the entire process of filing your insurance claim and getting the money you need to move forward with your life. It is important to choose your words carefully, and not say anything than can hurt your claim in the future. Here are some tips for knowing what to say after a car wreck:

Do Not Apologize

Many people’s first reaction after a car wreck is to apologize to the other party that was involved in the accident, regardless of whose fault it was. People generally consider this a common courtesy to apologize, especially if the other driver is injured. This, however, will often be viewed as an admission of fault, and all the liability for the accident could be placed onto you. So even if you do believe you are the party that caused the wreck, do not apologize for the wreck.

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