Author: Andrew Myers
ADHD a Risk Factor for New Teen Drivers?
Are teenage drivers with ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder more likely to get into car accidents? Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania placed 60 drivers aged 16 and 17 in a driving simulator to find the answer. All of the teen drivers in the study received driver’s licenses within […]
New Hampshire Car Insurance
New Hampshire stands alone as the only state in the U.S. not requiring car insurance. That’s right, while most states like neighboring Massachusetts mandate auto insurance before you can even register a car, New Hampshire never passed a law making car insurance obligatory. Maybe it’s the “Live Free or Die” […]
Speeding: Higher Accident Risk and More Severe Injuries
As a personal injury attorney for over 25 years I’ve seen speeding cause many unfortunate car accidents. Speeding itself causes tragic accidents with serious personal injuries and death. Combined with distracted driving and other factors, speeding increases the risk of accidents and heightens the severity of injuries. Crash numbers released […]
Small Cars: Are They Really More Dangerous?
Small cars bring more affordable car payments but are they safer? The laws of physics tell us that when a large object and a small object crash, the larger one sustains less damage. But that scenario fails to tell the whole story. True, numerous traffic studies confirm that SUVs top […]
Event Data Recorders: They’re Watching Your Driving
Event Data Recorders lurk inside up to 90% of all new cars, ready to store data on a crash. You’re cruising along, mind half on the road and half on life events. If you’re like most people, you don’t even know the event data recorder is hard wired under the […]
Worst Traffic: Top 10 Worst Cities in the USA
You know traffic presents a nightmare. The more traffic the more accidents. But how bad is it? Anyone driving in a city on a regular basis knows that traffic isn’t getting any better. It kills time, saps productivity and causes serious accidents. Traffic does nothing for mental health. In fact, heavy […]
Insurance Tracking Devices: Do You Want The Insurance Company Watching?
Would you drive more carefully if you knew your car insurance company was watching you? Insurance companies now offer spy devices that monitor driving habits. It can be either a small hard wired device installed in your car or a smartphone app, or a combination of both. It’s called telematics […]
Hit & Run: Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
Question: I backed into another car at the mall parking lot and dented it. I know I should have left a note with my info but I didn’t. I just left. How much trouble could I get into for leaving the scene? Answer: Leaving the scene of an accident, even […]
Seatbelts: Why Do We Have to Wear Them?
Seatbelts raise little controversy. Many people buckle-up without thinking much about it. Others wonder why we wear seatbelts, what actual purpose is served and why we don’t have the option to buckle up or not. Such questions present fair and important issues. The answers lie in safety concerns. Extensive research and studies prove […]