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traffic accidents in the city

Traffic Accidents: Gridlock, Bad Drivers and Accident Rates

Traffic, accidents and headaches. Those three things seem to go together.  For those who sit in traffic day in and day out there’s no relief in numbers.  But people who study such things tell us Massachusetts has reason to be proud. Boston rush hour traffic ranks number 1 worst in […]

Effect of Driving High

Driving High: Are Pot Smokers Causing More Accidents?

As more and more states legalize recreational marijuana, debate rages on about driving high and it effects. Can people drive just as well after smoking pot? Are those who drive high causing accidents? How do police prove a driver was driving high? One insurance research group found that collision claims […]

Bad driving causes accidents

Bad Driving: What America’s Drivers are Doing Behind the Wheel

If you think American’s bad driving habits are getting worse and worse each day, you’re right.  All you have to do is drive out on the highway and you see cars all over the road, vehicles changing lanes then back again with no warning.  Statistics actually confirm those observations. It’s […]

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 […]

    Wrong Way Accidents: Why They Happen

    Wrong-way accidents cause between 300 and 400 roadway fatalities each year according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA).  Wrong-way driving is defined as a driver who operates their vehicle in the opposite direction of travel on a freeway or highway and collides with a vehicle traveling in the right direction. […]

    Defensive Driving & Avoiding Accidents

    Defensive Driving: Top 10 Skills for Accident Avoidance

    Defensive driving reduces the risk of highway accidents and increases driver safety.   A defensive driver follows certain rules and avoids bad driving habits.  Defensive driving involves constant awareness of other drivers and their bad habits. Driving defensively can be one of the best ways to prevent accidents.  Sometimes hazardous driving […]

    Pedestrian Accidents and Damages

    Pedestrian Accidents: Proving Fault & Damages

    Pedestrian accidents kill as many as five thousand people on the highways and streets of the USA every year. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics also indicate approximately 65,000 pedestrians are injured each year in motor vehicle related accidents. The numbers also reveal that a shocking 48% of pedestrian […]

    Why so many Teen Highway Deaths

    What is the Number One Killer of American Teenagers?

    The number one cause of death to teenagers in the United States is car accidents. Several studies arrive at the same conclusion. A report funded by General Motors reveals that 2,439 teenagers died in auto accidents on U.S. Highways in 2012. Just over one-half of the teens killed in those […]

    What does Hands Free Mean

    New Hampshire’s Hands Free Law

    New Hampshire now bans using hand-held electronic devices, notably cell phones, while driving. The hands free law went into effect July 1, 2015. Thirteen other states including Vermont, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey already ban the use of electronic devices while driving. The New Hampshire law also bans cell […]

    Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in NH

    Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in New Hampshire

    Dangerous intersections appear seemingly everywhere.   Of the ten most dangerous intersections in New Hampshire identified by the state Department of Transportation, two are in Manchester, three in Nashua and two in the state capital, Concord. Transportation experts say many factors make intersections dangerous, not just the number of crashes.  Other factors include poor traffic […]

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