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When crowds and cars don’t mix

Pedestrians and bikers are a staple of most urban areas, including Miami. Many have embraced these methods of transportation as a healthy and economic alternative to automobiles.

Unfortunately, these beneficial modes of transportation also carry a tremendous amount of risk. Pedestrians and bicycle riders are some of the most vulnerable individuals on city streets. Accidents with cars, trucks and other vehicles can result in serious and often fatal injuries.

Fourth of July ranks among most dangerous holidays for driving

As we approach the Fourth of July weekend, many Americans are preparing to celebrate our country's independence. As people head to barbeques with family and friends, days at the beach or to watch one of many fireworks displays, staying safe on the road probably won't be a primary concern. Unfortunately, it should be.

Travelers are much more likely to be involved in a fatal car accident on a holiday weekend. In fact, Fourth of July weekend has an average of 308 fatal accidents per year, compared to an average of 250 on a non-holiday weekend. It is the third deadliest weekend, outranked only by Memorial Day and Labor Day as first and second, respectively.

What ifs about car accidents

We've all had moments in our lives when something didn't go as planned, but we don't know what we would have done differently. We've all faced moments about doubt that we did the right thing, haven't we? Well, when it comes to car accidents, there are often more shoulda-woulda-coulda moments than we can count...and sometimes for years afterward.

Why car accidents are among the most traumatic moments of our lives

New auto safety features are a hit with drivers over 65

In a recent survey of drivers over the age of 65 it was found that while many may not be comfortable with the idea of autonomous driving vehicles, most were excited about additional auto safety features that help to make driving safer and easier. The National Highway Safety Administration has noted that this age group will account for more than 40 million drivers by the year 2020, so the ability to adopt increasing technology and automotive changes will be essential. 

When it came to features drivers over 65 were more likely to pay an additional cost for, it was primarily safety features. 44 percent of those surveyed said they would be willing to pay more for their new vehicle if the technology helped make the car safer to drive. While automotive advances and technological safety features are contributing to the reduction of automobile accidents in all age categories of drivers, older drivers face more challenges when it comes to driving more, compared to their younger counterparts.

3 Essential Vehicle Maintenance That Can Help to Prevent Accidents

car-maintenance-copy.jpgMost people jump in their car and drive without giving much thought to the many parts that have to work together for their vehicle to move. Just like any other human-made machine, eventually, a car will require maintenance in order to stay functional. Failing to provide a car with the right amount of maintenance can lead to some very unsafe driving conditions. When in need of car service, you will have to find the right professionals to help you out. Read below to learn more about the type of maintenance you need to have when trying to keep your car safe while on the road.

Documentation is Everything: How Accident Reports Are Used in Car Collision Cases

Have you ever had this experience? You are riding along, minding your own business and out of nowhere another car slams into you. Being involved in Orlando car accidents can be a very traumatic and scary thing. If the crash you are involved in was caused by the negligence of the other driver, then contacting a skilled Orlando car accident attorney is important.

Rideshare Accidents: Risks and Liabilities You May Not be Aware Of

With ride-sharing services such as Lyft and Uber growing in popularity rapidly, accidents that involve drivers of these services are also going up. Unfortunately, there are still a number of questions that are unanswered regarding the insurance coverage these companies have.

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