January 2018 Archives

Piecing your life together after a scooter accident

There are many different types of vehicles that are involved in traffic collisions, such as semi trucks, small cars, and vans. However, those who ride scooters and other types of motorcycles face an especially high risk of injury and death when they are involved in a motor vehicle collision. If a scooter accident has left you or someone close to you with an injury, you should do what you can to piece your life back together. This can be hard, but different options might be helpful, such as discussing things with your insurance company and taking your case to court.

What should I keep in an emergency kit for winter driving?

As a driver, you face countless threats every time you operate your vehicle, regardless of the time of year. Drowsy and intoxicated driving, traffic congestion, and speeding are just some of the hazards you might encounter. However, weather can also lead to a traffic wreck and in many areas this is particularly true during the winter. From blowing snow to ice and even strong winds, winter weather can cause traffic wrecks in many ways. These accidents cannot always be prevented, but you could be able to protect yourself by having an emergency kit in the car in the event that you become stranded or are involved in a collision.

Moving trucks and traffic accidents

Any time a driver gets behind the wheel, they face the risk of a collision. Having said that, there are certain times when the chances of a crash occurring may be even higher. For example, a driver might be even more likely to collide with another vehicle when they are driving a moving truck for the first time because they are not very familiar with how to safely operate the larger vehicle. Moreover, drivers may have more difficulty avoiding hazards on the road when they are driving a moving truck for the first time, such as someone who is swerving between lanes due to intoxication.

These car insurance claim mistakes don’t have to impact you

Many people who are part of a motor vehicle accident immediately turn to their insurance company. While there is no denying the fact that you need to report the crash, here's something to remember: Your agent is not necessarily looking out for what's in your best interest.

Kentucky Law Prohibits Texting and Driving - But Is It Enough?

In Kentucky, if you are caught texting and driving behind the wheel, you will be stopped and fined $25 for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense. For teens under eighteen it is against the law to use a cell phone in any way while behind the wheel. (KRS 189.292). But with distracted driving statistics alarmingly high, one asks why fines are so small and how strict is enforcement.

Does coffee improve driving abilities?

Sometimes, drivers become tired because they didn’t get enough sleep the previous night or had to work overtime. Moreover, many drivers simply feel tired in the morning, even if they had a sufficient amount of sleep. Often, people turn to caffeine when they feel this way, hoping that coffee or an energy drink will give them more energy and make them alert. It is important to take a closer look at this issue, in light of the dangers associated with drowsy driving.

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