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Drowsy Driving

Many people know how dangerous getting on the road under any influence is. They understand that this is a bad decision. What people don’t pay as much attention to is getting behind the wheel while feeling drowsy or not stopping the car if you begin to feel drowsy while driving.  They should know that according […]

Concussion after an accident

The most common injury in a car accident is a concussion. According to the CDC, “A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden […]

Labor Day Safety

Labor Day weekend is coming up. It is a fun weekend to celebrate and commemorate summer traditions such as grilling out or hanging out by the pool. Due to this many more people than usual will be out drinking as well. Labor Day weekend has an increase in traffic deaths of 300-400% from normal days.  […]

Airbags Save Lives

In our last blog we talked about seat belt safety and how important they really are. Airbags are another huge car feature that saves many many lives. It is important to note that they are meant to be used alongside a seatbelt, not on their own. According to NHTSA, “from 1987 to 2017, frontal air […]

Seat Belts Save Lives

The national use rate of a seat belt was at 90.7% in 2019 according to NHTSA – why is this so important? Because “Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among those aged 1-54 in the U.S” and seatbelts are the number one way to prevent death in an accident.  According to the National […]

Avoiding Aggressive Driving

According to the National Safety Council aggressive driving is a factor in 50% of crashes. In our last blog we covered speeding as a form of aggressive driving and reasons why these have increased. We want to share now how to identify and avoid aggressive while driving on the road.  Identifying Aggressive Driving Aggressive driving […]

Is speeding a form of aggressive driving?

Look, we all do it. Even if you are the best driver, some times your leadfoot can get the better of you. But, can your speeding be considered a form of aggressive driving? Some say yes. “In 2018, 9,148 people died in speeding-related crashes (25% of all fatalities).” According to the Governors Highway Safety Association. […]

Vehicle Theft Prevention

July is vehicle theft prevention month. You may think car theft doesn’t occur very often. However, “Over 770,000 drivers fall victim to vehicle theft each year. In fact, a vehicle is stolen about every 41 seconds in America” (NHTSA). And around 40% of those vehicles are ever recovered.  Car theft prevention steps Driver error accounts […]

Road Trip Tips during a COVID-19 Summer

Travel will likely look very different for us this year. As vacationers are weary of flying during the COVID pandemic, opting for car road trips or plans to road trip have increased.  According to the Star Tribune, “In a survey of 1,000 Americans, more than half said they planned to visit family or friends in […]

New Laws to Increasing Distracted Driving Penalties

As announced earlier this week, new laws are in place as of Wednesday, July 1st increasing the penalties on using cellphones while driving.  According to USA Today, “Idaho, Indiana and South Dakota will join 22 other states that already require phones be in hands-free mode.” The Idaho State Police will issue warnings until Dec. 31. Citations […]