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Distracted Truck Drivers

Last month was Distracted Driving awareness month. Truck driver distractions, in particular, can cause catastrophic accidents, and there may be any number of reasons why such accidents occur. One recent study determined that in the United States, approximately sixty percent of motorists, use their smart phone at least once a day while operating a vehicle. […]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The National Safety Council (NSC), has designated the month of April as “Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The NSA and insurance companies across the country have joined the national campaign to bring awareness that distracted driving accidents can be prevented by drivers modifying their habits and creating new safety laws for the protection of motorist using […]

To steer or not to steer, that is the question.

  Should you keep your hands on the wheel if your car has the technology to drive itself or are you obligated to keep your hands on the wheel, in case there is an emergency? For most of us driving, this really isn’t an issue at this point in time. However, as the technology advances, […]

Air bags fail causing deaths

Recently, air bags failed in cars manufactured by Hyundai and Kia, causing 4 deaths. The United States government’s road safety agency is investigating. In addition, the National Highway Traffic Safety  Administration is also investigating problems that involve some 425,000 vehicles made by the two Korean vehicle companies. The agency is concerned whether other cars in […]

Safer Cars, Safer Roads

I have written numerous blogs at our web site, dealing with the mad rush by automobile manufacturers to produce self driving cars. The technology being developed will take the human error and distracted driving away from the driver and in the long run, result in the minimization of automobile accidents, if not, completely make them […]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

I have written numerous blogs at our web site in the last year or so of the dangers of distracted driving. There was a recent tragic accident in Texas where 13 people lost their lives, all due to distracted or inattentive driving. Distracted driving remains a very serious issue and contributes significantly to traffic accidents […]

Texting while driving is deadly

I have written countless blogs at our web site preaching the dangers of texting while driving, distracted driving, talking on your cell phone while driving, among other dangerous habits of drivers. There are freeway signs up all over town that read “if you see orange cones, put your phone down.” You cannot be on your […]

Comparative Negligence and the Innocent Passenger

You were riding as a passenger in a friend or relative’s car and there is a bad accident. Your friend is determined by comparing negligence between the various drivers in the accident that they are 40% at fault, driver number 2 at 40%, and the last driver at 20%. It turns out the driver of […]

Traffic Fatalities up in state of Wisconsin

Unfortunately, fatal car crashes is up in Wisconsin. Traffic fatalities rose statewide in 2016, compared to 2015. In Milwaukee, fatal car crashes decreased from 2015. In 2016, 588 individuals were killed here in Wisconsin, the highest number of traffic fatalities since 2012, then 601 persons died, according to preliminary information obtained from the Department of […]

Best of the Worst

In an interesting article the other day, Allstate Insurance, released a study of the best drivers when driving in the worst weather conditions. Curious where Milwaukee falls? It appears that certain cities produces safer drivers in bad winter driving conditions. The top of the list is Brownsville, Texas, with the safest drivers. Allstate reports that […]

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