Hitting the road and heading “over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house” is an annual ritual for many families, but experts caution motorists to ensure sure both their cars and their winter driving skills are properly geared up to face the elements.
No one wants to be stranded in the cold by a vehicle breakdown. Properly preparing your vehicle for winter driving is essential for the safety of all passengers and will greatly decrease the chances of your vehicle letting you down.
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Q: CAN I RECOVER IF THE OTHER PARTY HAS NO INSURANCE?
A: Often times yes. This depends on your insurance policy. Uninsured motorist coverage allows you to recover for medical bills as well as pain and suffering, even if the other party was uninsured.
In certain states they must decide to elect “zero threshold/full tort” or “lawsuit threshold/limited tort coverage.” Although more expensive — our concern is with our clients’ welfare and we suggest wholeheartedly that our clients purchase “zero threshold/full tort coverage” in the event that they and their loved ones are seriously injured. Such an election can make all the d...
Holiday travel continues to increase and is expected to reach its highest in years this Labor Day Weekend. Despite improvements in automobile safety and accident awareness, the Labor Day Holiday is one of the most dangerous times of the year to drive and accidents are expected to increase with the increase in travel. The NSC reports that in past years:
35,200 US traffic deaths occured throughout the year
3.8 million crash related injuries requiring medical attention occured throughout the year
394 deaths occured just over the Labor Day weekend
42,200 injuries needing medical attention were reported Labor Day Weekend
Always be attentive to the traffic as a pedestrian. You never know what a driver may be doing behind the wheel of a vehicle – whether they are distracted or simply not paying attention; always remember the simple rule of – safety first. Crossing the street, whether in a crosswalk or not, is not a casual dismissive action of – you can just walk whenever you want because you have the 'right of way'. "Sometimes the cars stop, sometimes they speed up to get by first. Sometimes one lane stops and the other doesn't. Sometimes pedestrians are caught mid-cross." The best quote that we saw in this article was – "Cars are traveling at 35 miles an hour," he said....
The shore traffic each summer can be very frustrating. As impatience to get down the shore mounts, drivers may become more and more reckless on the road. Everyone has witnessed or been a part of the miles of traffic that you may need to sit through in order to get to the shore. We wanted to offer a few tips for staying safe and maintaining proper driving habits. FIrst, do not continually attempt to change lanes to "get ahead." As you have noticed, most times this strategy tends to not work out anyway, as the other lane then begins to move more quickly. Second, try to avoid the feeling of procrastination of finally arriving. Keep your mind off of the tr...