DOT Looks to Update 5-Star Vehicle Rating System with New Tests & New Crash Dummies

December 31, 2015

The 5-Star Vehicle Rating system developed by federal regulators nearly four decades ago may soon be updated to include new tests, new crash dummies and new ratings for crash-avoidance systems, according to officials at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). In fact, the proposed changes, which are focused on modernizing…
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7 Steps to Take before Hitting the Road for the Holidays: Essential Driving Safety for Holiday Traveling

December 24, 2015

About 81 million people will be hitting the roads this week to travel to their holiday celebrations. And the average holiday driver will be traveling about 270 miles this year. If you will be among these motorists, here are some essential driving safety tips to remember in order to minimize…
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DOT Releases New Holiday Anti-Drunk Driving Ads to Run in Star Wars Showings

December 20, 2015

Cracking down on impaired driving is a top priority for transportation regulators and law enforcement officials during the holiday season. While these efforts generally include public service announcements, along with heightened patrols and checkpoints, this year’s anti-drunk driving crackdown will also include running new ads before screenings of Star Wars…
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New Study Reveals the Costs of Sitting in Traffic

December 15, 2015

Traffic is a necessary evil for many commuters, especially those who hit the roads during rush hour in bigger cities across the U.S. And while sitting in traffic may be frustrating and draining, it is also incredibly costly – particularly when aggregating the losses of all drivers over the course…
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20 of the Wackiest Driving Laws in the U.S.

December 5, 2015

All licensed drivers know that it’s the law to stop at red lights, not drive while drunk and obey the posted speed limits. Some driving laws that are still on the books, however, are less obvious – and, at times, less logical.  Here’s a look at some of these wacky…
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10 Winter Safety Tips for Drivers: How to Prep Yourself & Your Vehicle for Safe Winter Driving

November 30, 2015

As millions of Americans prepare for the holiday season and the end of 2015, it’s also time for motorists to gear up for the changing weather. That’s because the icy and freezing conditions of winter can affect how vehicles function and how they interact with the roads. It’s also because…
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What is Colorado’s Modified Comparative Fault Rule for Auto Crashes?

November 25, 2015

The modified comparative fault rule in Colorado comes into play when the victims of traffic crashes may have been partly at fault for the collision. Essentially, this rule stipulates that traffic accident victims may be able to collect damages for their crash-related injuries and losses so long as they were…
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4 Factors that Can Increase the Risk of Sustaining Whiplash in an Auto Crash

November 20, 2015

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that result from auto wrecks. In fact, while whiplash injuries can be sustained in very low-speed collisions (like when vehicles are only traveling at 5 to 10 mph), they can also occur even if the crash impact causes no damage to the…
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How Can I Determine Fault for a Car Accident?

November 15, 2015

Fault for auto collisions can come in various forms, with some being far more subtle than others. While a lawyer can review the facts of a case and help pinpoint liability, generally, the following factors can also shed some light on who or what parties may be at fault for…
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Should I Give an Insurer a Written Statement after an Auto Crash?

November 10, 2015

Not if you are not prepared to because these statements can be used against you later to try to devalue or deny your auto accident claim. In fact, when it comes to providing written statements or recorded verbal statements following a traffic collision, here is what you need to know:…
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