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    What Are the Dangers of Fatigued Driving?

    One of the nation’s leading causes of car accidents, drowsy or fatigued driving affects every driver on the road, regardless of experience and age. According to a study by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are nearly 800 drowsy-driving related fatalities annually, with almost 50,000 more injured. This comes from over 100,000 police-reported accidents […]

    Can You Sue a Drunk Driver?

    Drunk driving remains a serious issue and a threat to drivers and their passengers in Virginia and across the nation. According to 2017 data from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, twelve alcohol-related crashes happened daily on average. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) figures suggest that one third of individuals can expect to be […]

    How Effective Are My Car’s Safety Features?

    Most vehicles are equipped with basic safety features like airbags, antilock brakes, and three-point seatbelts which are shown to reduce accidents and injuries. Recent developments in vehicle safety have also led to more advanced driver-assist technologies designed to prevent crashes before they occur, but are they really making our cars, trucks, and SUVs safer? The […]

    Who Is Responsible for a Blind-Spot Car Accident?

    Every vehicle has blind spots. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 840,000 blind-spot car accidents occur each year in the United States, resulting in over 300 fatalities. Fortunately, many modern vehicles are equipped with a blind-spot monitoring (BSM) system, which issues a warning if a vehicle is approaching in an adjoining […]

    Why Is it so Important for Backseat Passengers to Wear a Seat Belt?

    There is a long-standing assumption that passengers are safer in the back seat, however, that is not true. According to a study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), backseat passengers may be actually more prone to serious injuries than those in the front. Backseat passengers are 46 percent more likely to suffer […]