Virginia Highways Are Becoming More Deadly – Why?

A recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals a substantial increase in traffic fatalities here in Virginia, compared to the same period in 2021. The entire nation is experiencing these troubling statistics – an upward trend in motor vehicle accident deaths that began during the pandemic and continues through 2022. Axios…

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Should I File an Insurance Claim After a Car Accident?

Whether you own a car or a home, there is one constant – insurance companies. The reason why you pay for your insurance policy is for the event of an emergency; at least that’s what the agents will tell you. However, what they don’t tell you is that they want you to continue to pay…

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Study Reveals Driver-Assist Systems May Not Improve Car Safety

A moment of distraction. Misjudging the amount of time or space available to make a turn or stop the car. Following too closely. Speeding. The list of human errors that occur while driving goes on, with each mistake, every misjudgment or miscalculation putting drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and everyone else on the road at risk. Proponents…

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Good vs. Uber – a $63 Million Question

Uber and Lyft have millions of users across the country. Whether you are looking for a safe ride home after having a few drinks with friends, need a lift to a doctor’s appointment, or simply want some dinner but do not feel like cooking, rideshare companies have you covered. This means there are also many,…

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Are In-Vehicle Technologies Driving Distractions?

Driver-assist technologies like automatic braking, back up cameras, and lane or blind spot warning systems seek to limit human driving errors to increase road safety. These technologies hold great promise for reducing car and other vehicle accidents and protecting road users from serious injury and death. But what if some new technologies installed in cars…

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Why Car Accident Deaths Drastically Increased During the Pandemic

Much of our behavior as Americans changed when the pandemic hit in early 2020. Stay-at-home orders decreased the amount of traffic on roads and highways, and experts predicted fewer car and truck accidents. However,  while Americans did indeed drive fewer miles, road fatalities actually increased. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) attributed this rise…

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What’s the Most Common Type of Car Accident in Virginia?

Vehicle crashes have been declining across the nation for years thanks to better regulations and improvements in safety technologies. However much the numbers have dropped, the fact remains that the number of accidents each year still remains unacceptably high. Eliminating traffic crashes entirely is still firmly in the realm of a high-technology future; no system…

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For Teen Drivers, Distraction Comes in Many Forms

Distracted driving is pervasive and dangerous. A moment’s inattention at highway speeds can have a lifetime of consequences for accident victims, and no one is immune. Legislation to combat this widespread issue went into effect statewide in July 2020, but enforcement efforts began in January of this year. The new law imposes stiff penalties on…

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