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Tag: rules of the road

Rear End Accidents Shouldn't Happen

Rear End Accidents: When Someone Wasn’t Paying Attention

Rear end accidents happen at an alarming rate. Approximately 2,000 people die as a result of rear end collisions every year.  Rear end accidents injure over 500,000 people annually.  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics also show that 90 percent of rear end accidents happen as a result of […]

Motor Vehicle Accidents & Fault

Motor Vehicle Accidents Don’t Just Happen

Motor vehicle accidents don’t “just happen”, contrary to the old saying.  For the most part, motor vehicle accidents happen because someone is at fault.  If everyone behind the wheel always drove safely and followed the rules, there would be few if any accidents on the highways. Even good drivers make mistakes. […]

Tips For Defensive Driving

Driving Defensively: 5 Tips to Avoid Accidents

Driving defensively means operating your vehicle in a constant state of awareness of all other vehicles around you and knowing what you can do to prevent accidents. In a previous blog article we focused on 10 defensive driving techniques that, if followed by everyone, would greatly reduce the number of […]

Snow Hazards & Driving

Snow, Ice, Bad Drivers and Negligence

Another snowstorm?  Skiers and other winter sports fans love it.  But, driving in snow and ice turns every day routines into a nightmare. Ever get behind a truck or car with snow piled on the roof, and chunks start flying in the air and you hope none of it strikes […]

Liability is not "guilt"

PERSONAL INJURY: Liability – No “Guilt” or “Innocence”

“Guilt” and “Innocence” exist in criminal law, not civil negligence law. Concepts of guilt or innocence refer only to criminal matters, where an individual faces prosecution by the government at some level.  Even in an accident caused, allegedly, by a person running a red light, the light runner is not […]

Rules of the Road

Rules of the Road: Turn Signals

Yes, turn signals are required under the law.  With degenerating driving habits this issue actually went all the way up to the New Hampshire Supreme Court, which reviewed the rules of the road embedded in state statutes.   A motor vehicle operator in Dover was in one of those left-turn-only […]



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