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Drugged Drivers Are Now More Likely to Test Positive for Prescription Drugs, Marijuana, and Multiple Drugs

According to a recent study released in Public Health Reports, the profile of a drugged driver has changed since 1993. The study shows that more drivers are now testing positive for prescription drugs, marijuana, and multiple drugs. Although we have seen a decrease in the amount of motor vehicle fatalities involving people under the influence, -->

Road Trip Safety Tips for the Weekend

If you plan on taking a family trip somewhere this weekend and you have a long drive ahead of you, make sure you are following these simple safety tips before heading out: 1.    Go for a tune-up: if you know if you are taking a long road trip, make sure your car is properly maintained -->

Check Out This Powerful Volkswagen Advertisement on Distracted Driving

This incredible Volkswagen advertisement is a strong reminder to never text and drive and to keep your eyes on the road at all times. “Mobile use is now the leading cause of death behind the wheel.” Please remember to drive safe and alert and never text while driving. Finkelstein & Partners travels regularly to High -->

The Cost of Auto Accidents & Statistics

Motor vehicle accidents and fatalities increased in 2012 after six consecutive years of declining fatalities. 33,561 people died in motor vehicles accidents in 2012 up from 32,479 in 2011, according to the NHTSA. In 2012, 2,362,000 people were injured in crashes, up from 2,217,000 in 2011. Medical expenses reported by auto injury claimants continue to -->

Google to Come Out with Self-Driving Car

Last week Google announced that its own design for self-driving cars is currently in a prototype phase and plans to build around 100 early versions of the vehicles for testing this summer. The self-driving cars are equipped without a steering wheel or pedals and fit two people. Initially, the cars will include manual controls in -->

Hyundai Crash Victim Families Score $240 Million Punitive Verdict

Hyundai was hit with $248 million in damages, including a $240 million punitive award, for the deaths of two cousins in a 2011 crash that was allegedly caused by a weak component in the steering mechanism of the Hyundai Tiburon they were driving. The Montana court found that the 2005 Tiburon contained a manufacturing defect -->

Car Crashes Are More Likely While Pregnant, New Study Finds

A shocking new study found that women are at a much higher risk of motor vehicle accidents during pregnancy, especially in their second trimester. The study, which urges moms-to-be to drive extra carefully found that women run a 42% increased relative risk of being in a car crash when they are pregnant than when they -->

Almost Half of Teen Drivers Involved in Fatal Crashes Die

false Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14- to 18-year olds in the United States. In 2011, 2,105 teen drivers were involved in fatal crashes. 45% of those drivers died in the crashes. 20% of teen drivers killed in fatal crashes in 2011 did not have a valid driver’s license.How to -->

6 Child Safety Errors Parents Make in Cars

AAA has identified the top child safety mistakes parents and caregivers make in cars, one being that 75% of car seats are improperly installed. Here’s how to correct them!: Mistake 1: Moving a Child Out of a Booster Seat Too Soon Seatbelts will not fit properly on a child that is too young to be -->

Drunk Driving. How One Bad Decision Can Affect Your Car Insurance

If you’re involved in a serious accident an a crime such as drunk driving was involved, what are your insurer’s obligations? This video from the Los Angeles Times will answer this question for you.  Insurers cover accidents, whether or not a crime such as drunk driving  However, you can except serious repercussions, such as punishment -->