May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, a good time for motorcyclists and the drivers of passenger vehicles to take a moment to reflect on their driving behaviors.
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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and a really good time to consider how your driving habits may imperil you, your passengers, and everyone else on the road. The National Safety Council reports an average of 700 motor vehicle accidents every day are caused by distracted drivers. Many of these result in serious or fatal injuries. These facts are made all the more tragic when you consider this: all distracted driving accidents are preventable.
Lane splitting refers to riding between slow-moving or stopped traffic on a motorcycle or bicycle. Lane splitting may help save time and decrease traffic congestion. It may also be safer for motorcyclists than stop and go traffic behind larger vehicles.
Accidents with commercial trucks can be much more complex than accidents with passenger cars. When you are involved in an accident with a commercial truck, injury may be much more serious. What’s more, there may be multiple parties involved – some of whom are not even on the scene of the accident.
When you are injured in a car accident, insurance will typically cover medical expenses, property damage, and related expenses. The amount insurance is willing to pay and how far that payment goes is dependent on several factors, including the role you played in your accident.
The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety recently released a 57-page, state-by-state reportcard detailing how well each of the 50 has responded to the need for stronger laws and regulations regarding:
There were more than 7 million police-reported car accidents in 2016, the last year for which full statistics are available. Of these, just over 2 million resulted in personal injury. An additional 34,439 resulted in death.