Ignition Interlock Devices Present New Dangers

February 14, 2020

Ignition Interlock Devices (IID) are in-car breathalyzer systems that prevent motorists convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) from turning on their vehicle. The benefits of keeping drunk drivers off the roads is invaluable, but the danger-averting technology has come under fire for presenting a different risk to road users. Drivers who attempt to use the IIDs while their vehicle is in motion run the risk of having their attention diverted from the task at hand,  » Read More

When Can a Child Ride in the Front Seat?

January 16, 2020

Child passenger safety is one of the foremost concerns on parents’ minds when they transport children. Yet, not every parent or driver may be familiar with the age of when a child can safely ride in the front seat or when they must use a car seat. The standard across the United States currently recommends that children not ride as passengers in the front seat until they reach the age of 13.  » Read More

Most Dangerous Toys List 2019

December 2, 2019

A list of this season’s most dangerous toys has been released by consumer advocacy and toy-safety organization World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.). W.A.T.C.H. representatives unveiled the 2019 list in time for the holiday shopping season. Safety concerns that reappear each year involve choking hazards, strangulation dangers, toxic substances, and toys that increase the possibility of injuries to the eyes or head.  » Read More

Reducing Distracted Driving Among Teens

November 13, 2019

For years, parents have worried about the safety of their teenage children learning to operate an automobile for the first time. Safety-threatening distractions have often included animated conversations with passengers, loud music, and the somewhat unreliable adolescent attention span.

These same distractions still exist today, along with new ones created by advanced technologies, none of which is more prevalent than the cell phone.  » Read More

Car Accident Crush Injures

October 23, 2019

Crush injuries happen when excessive force is applied to the body. When two vehicles collide or a car is forced into an inanimate object like a tree or building, the passengers can be crushed, suffering substantial internal and external injuries. Motor vehicle accident victims generally experience crush injuries of the chest, legs, and torso. Crush injuries range from the very minor like bruising and swelling,  » Read More

Gathering Evidence After a Car Accident

September 25, 2019

Being involved in a car accident can be extraordinarily stressful and confusing. Nevertheless, victims need to think about the long-term after the collision. Even if those involved seem to be okay after the crash, it is important to always gather documentation. Why? Any accident scene evidence collected could be valuable, especially if the at-fault driver’s insurance refuses to cover the victim’s medical bills or property damage,  » Read More