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The Importance Of Road Safety Awareness Campaigns

On behalf of posted in Road Safety on Tuesday April 12, 2022

Being on the road presents a lot of challenges for travelers. According to NHTSA's latest data, more than 31,700 people lost their lives in vehicle accidents from January to September in 2021, from 28,325 fatalities recorded in the first nine months of 2020. In most cases, traffic accidents occur because road users violate traffic laws. Typically, everyone knows the basic traffic rules, but they don't have the full knowledge about road safety. For example, you might know what each traffic light means, but you may not know how to avoid a rear-end collision. For this reason, traffic authorities across the world…

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Boston drivers, be mindful when driving near children

On behalf of posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday April 28, 2020

While they may appear oblivious to the dangers they face, children are at risk of being struck by inattentive motorists. Certainly, this is a tragedy all drivers want to avoid. No one wants to live with the knowledge they killed or maimed a child. Then, too, motorists should know they have a special duty of care to children. Younger children face higher risks Kids age 5 to 9 have the highest risk of being struck by a car. Presumably, children 4 and younger are more closely supervised by parents or guardians and kids 10 and older are bigger and more easily…

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Do you know how to avoid a rear-end collision?

On behalf of posted in Uncategorized on Friday March 20, 2020

Do you what the most common type of car accident is here in the United States? It's a rear-end collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), these type of accidents comprise almost one-third of all collisions. While these type of accidents are typically not as deadly to vehicle occupants as a T-bone or a head-on collision, they still have the potential to cause significant property damage and injuries. Below are four suggestions for avoiding a rear-end collision. Back off that bumper If you are tailgating the car ahead of you and the driver has to stop suddenly —…

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Winter driving tips for Boston residents

On behalf of posted in Uncategorized on Friday January 31, 2020

Boston winters are legendary for massive snow accumulations when a Nor'easter blows through the city. But it doesn't take a major winter storm to make driving during a New England winter dangerous. The time to prepare you and your vehicle for wintry weather conditions is before the storm hits. You should have a good understanding about features on your car or truck like antilock brakes. These can work both for and against you when you try to drive in snow or on ice. Below are some tips to help keep you safer while driving this winter. Carry commonly used items Carry in…

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Tips for driving safely when traffic is heavy

On behalf of posted in Uncategorized on Thursday December 26, 2019

Driving when traffic is heavy can be a maddening experience. It is imperative that you know the basic tips that can help you to do this safely. There is no room for drivers to operate their vehicles unsafely because of the inherent risk to others who share the road with them. The last thing anyone needs is be involved in a crash when we are all just trying to make it to our destinations. It takes the cooperation of all drivers to keep the roads safe. Avoid driving too fast One of the most important things to remember as you…

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Safety tips all bicycle commuters should follow

On behalf of posted in Uncategorized on Monday November 11, 2019

If you live and/or work in or around the Boston area, you know there are bicyclists everywhere. As a bicycle commuter, you're well aware of the benefits, such as the ability to avoid traffic jams and the opportunity to save money on gas, while doing your part to save the environment. Conversely, you're also familiar with the many risks of commuting on your bicycle. This is especially true in the winter when bikepaths may be snowy or icey, thereby increasing the chances of suffering an accident. While there is no surefire way to avoid an accident with a motor vehicle,…

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4 common car insurance claim mistakes

On behalf of posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday October 1, 2019

The act of filing a car insurance claim is easy enough, but actually recovering damages for your injuries and related losses is challenging. Many people who've been injured in a car accident want nothing more than to put this chapter of their life in the past. This leads them to make rash decisions, which allows their car insurance company to close their claim without paying out everything that's due to them. Here are several car insurance claim mistakes that are easy to make: Giving a written or recorded statement: During your first conversation with your agent (or any other insurance company representative), let…

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Avoid these 3 post-accident mistakes

On behalf of posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday August 21, 2019

Imagine driving across town, on your way to work in Boston. Your day seems off to a good start until another driver suddenly plows into the back of your car at a stop light. Now, you have a damaged car and various aches and pains in your back and neck. But, what should you do? Avoiding costly mistakes after a wreck is just as important as reporting the wreck to your insurer, seeing a doctor to assess your injuries and taking your car to the repair shop for a quote. Here are a few things you shouldn't do after a motor vehicle…

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4 safety tips for all pedestrians

On behalf of posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday July 10, 2019

Whether you are outside training for your next marathon or simply walking your dog, safety should always be a priority. While drivers have a responsibility to be safe and avoid accidents with other cars, motorcycles, cyclists and pedestrians, you also have to take a certain amount of responsibility for your own safety. You simply can't trust someone else to make the right decisions to keep you safe. The next time you hit the pavement for a walk or a run, be sure to take proper safety precautions. Here are a few safe practices all pedestrians should know. Stay visible When out for…

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Doctors use crash information when evaluating patients

On behalf of posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday May 28, 2019

Car wrecks can lead to serious injuries for the victims. While many people assume that the impact of the vehicle on the other vehicle is the only impact that your body has to deal with, that isn't the case. Automobile crashes actually have three impacts that can affect the victims. The information from the crash can help doctors to determine how to evaluate a patient. They also depend on the reports from the patients regarding the pain they feel. 3 types of impact The primary impact is that of the car on the other car. The second is the impact that the…

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