Pedestrian Accidents

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Share the Road: Don’t get distracted

March 30, 2016

Share the Road: Don’t get distracted Both drivers and cyclists need to practice good safety habits in order to save lives. Bicyclist fatalities have increased 19 percent from 2010 to 2013. In fact, in 2013 there were 743 bicyclist killed and additional 48,000 injured in car crashes. Due to the fact drivers are more distracted…

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Uber Under Scrutiny For Failure to Screen Drivers Properly

December 18, 2014

Uber Under Scrutiny For Failure to Screen Drivers Properly San Francisco and Los Angeles have recently filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Uber for failure to perform proper background checks on its drivers and misleading consumers about the safety of Uber’s services. Although the company does drug and alcohol testing, it does not do fingerprint…

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Bike Accidents – What you should know

October 14, 2014

Bike Accidents – What you should know Bike accidents can be very destructive, especially when cars and other vehicles are involved. While riding your bike is a very healthy alternative to driving, it can be very dangerous if bikers do not know safety expectations. Nearly 700 cyclists were killed and 48,000 were injured in 2011…

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Atlanta and Marietta listed in top 10 deadliest cities for pedestrians

October 3, 2014

Atlanta and Marietta listed in top 10 deadliest cities for pedestrians If you lived in one of the deadliest cities for pedestrians, would you take a chance by walking to your destination? A recent study by the National Complete Streets Coalition (NCSC), released the Top 10 Deadliest Cities for Pedestrians. The study compared total pedestrian…

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Combating Technology with Technology

September 15, 2014

5 Apps to help you stop texting while driving It is extremely important to drive safe considering your life and the lives of others are at stake. As much as drivers do not intend to drive distracted, the alert saying you received a new message or call can spur a habitual action of reading the…

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The Danger of Escalators

August 15, 2014

The Danger of Escalators Although the number of escalators is significantly less than the number of elevators, there are still about 33,000 operating in the United States. While injuries can occur on both, they happen about 15 times more frequently on escalators. The most common types of injures are due to entrapment and falls. Falls…

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Do You Have Full Uninsured Motorist Insurance Protection?

July 7, 2014

Uninsured Motorist Insurance Protection Many insurance companies are not offering you full uninsured motorist insurance protection, even under the existing law.  Here is how uninsured motorist coverage works. If you are injured in an accident which is not your fault, the driver who caused the accident is responsible for all harm caused.  The driver who…

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The Rules for Riding your Bike

May 8, 2014

Rules for Riding your Bike Many people do not think that there are very many rules for riding your bike with traffic considering that motor vehicles can be much more damaging if involved in an accident, but that is not the case. A bicyclist is considered a motorist. This means that they must follow all the traffic laws.…

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CDC reported 1 in 24 adults fall asleep while driving

May 7, 2014

Have you ever fallen asleep while driving? The released study from the CDC showed that about four percent of U.S. adults nodded off or fell asleep while driving at least once in the past month. Health officials feel that the number is actually much higher because some individuals do not realize they are dozing off. It makes…

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The App You Need Most to Drive Safe – The SaferCar App

May 5, 2014

SaferCar App Keeping up with vehicle safety can be time consuming and overwhelming, but there is a new app to help aid consumers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an app called SaferCar which helps provide consumers with safety information for driving and vehicles. The app enables its users to see recalls…

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