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Do you have ongoing health issues from a low-impact crash?

Picture this: You're driving home from work when suddenly you are rear-ended while stopped at a light. The impact does not seem significant, nor do your injuries, but you've actually experienced whiplash. Over time, this seemingly minor damage becomes a major medical issue for you.

Why crashes caused by drowsy drivers can be catastrophic

Studies indicate that drowsy drivers are as dangerous as drunk drivers; in some ways, they are even more so. A feeling of sleepiness is not uncommon, and you may be among those who have occasionally felt drowsy while driving.

4 common factors in bicycle accidents

Bicycle accidents may not happen as much as motor vehicle accidents, but when one does occur, the injuries are more likely to be serious, if not fatal. Motorists are learning to share the road with cyclists, reducing the number of incidents, but it is still important to pay attention when on the road.

Do you have a personal injury case if you share the blame?

If you have suffered personal injury due to negligence on the part of someone else, you are probably thinking about submitting a claim for compensation. There is only one problem: If you were partially responsible for the accident, you may wonder if that voids any claim you might have.

Understanding the dangers of texting and driving

Distracted driving has become a hot topic around the country in recent years as a growing proportion of the total fatal accidents happening each year prove to be the result of the habits that lead to driver distraction. To fight this, states have begun enacting a variety of laws that punish drivers for texting while they are on the road. For many, though, these legal penalties are not enough to curb the behavior. That is why it is important for every driver to understand just how big the risks can be.

Teens and distracted driving

Many people in Pennsylvania are aware of how dangerous distracted driving is. However, they may not be aware that teens are among the riskiest group of drivers on the roads. Often, they have yet to gain the amount of experience they need to handle the various types of driving situations they may encounter. Some teens also lack the ability to avoid distractions while they are driving. Parents of teens should learn about the dangers their young drivers face when they are distracted on the roads because many distracted teen car accidents are preventable.

Wet weather safety tips

As a motorist faced with wet weather, including rain, snow, sleet and ice, your goal is to see and be seen. Safety information provided by the AAA Exchange includes the disturbing statistic that nearly 1.2 million annual car crashes are related to wet pavement issues. When you live and drive in the eastern part of our country, you must be especially careful during harsh winter weather. It only takes a thin layer of snow on the roadways to make driving problematic, and as colder, icier conditions develop, roads can become increasingly dangerous.

Steps you should take following an auto accident

You have certain legal obligations if your car is involved in an accident, a few of which are to remain at the scene, determine the extent of injuries and vehicle damage and report the accident to the police, even if it was a minor fender-bender. You must also report the accident to your insurance company. There are many facts you should gather for your report, but there is also information you should keep out of it.

Steps to take to reduce driver distraction

As national safety campaigns against drunk driving and other traffic risks have started to see real success over the past few years, another risk has come to the public's attention: distracted driving. While distractions have always been a problem, the advent of touchscreen devices and other technological gadgets have increased the number of distracted driving incidents by encouraging multitasking and other potentially dangerous behaviors.