What You Should Do at the Scene of the Accident to Protect Your Rights in Case of a Truck Accident

Having an automobile accident that involves a truck is often a devastating experience. Quite literally, your life will change in a second, particularly if one or additional of the members of your vehicle were killed or seriously harmed in the accident. When a 15-ton semi or delivery truck crashes into your automobile, the chances are stacked heavily against those riding in the automobile: They're going to, without doubt, incur some variety of physical or mental trauma as a result. At a minimum, ...

Important Questions You Need to Ask About Your Car Insurance

Insurance may be a confusing topic. We may think that the car insurance industry has done that to itself with commercials that point out everything except what is extremely necessary to most customers and their families. What does one actually need to know? It looks like everything could be a huge secret. This article may assist you de-mystify the deal and help you to understand what is really necessary to you. Cheap Car Insurance Is Good, Right? We know, we've seen all a similar commercial on...

Collisions Involving a Delivery Truck Are All Too Common, but Surprisingly, They Are Often Overlooked

Despite a company's best efforts, delivery truck accidents are not uncommon. Delivery truck accidents, especially those involving FedEx trucks, are unique and complex as many different individuals and entities may be responsible for the crash. FedEx truck drivers are usually under a lot of pressure to deliver packages as quickly as possible. The best intentions of a driver to simply get the job done quickly can result in careless and negligent actions which may ultimately cause a very seriou...

Ten Things to Take on a Summer Road Trip

Your summer can hardly be considered complete without a summer road trip. Here's a list of ten things you cannot leave home without. One: Music Happy, adventurous music that will keep you moving down the road. Bring CDs, your iPod, satellite radio, whatever it takes to keep you grooving all the way there. Two: A DVD player with kids' choice movies If you have kids in the back, this really is a must! I tend to limit my kids' movie watching to half the trip or two movies, whichever is less. Re...

What Every Driver Needs: Driving Safely in Rainy Conditions

Most people are good drivers. However, when it is raining, it seems that many good drivers don't adjust their driving habits to their new surroundings. Here are some simple tips to help you drive safely during the rain. Watch Ahead of You It is always a good idea to keep your eye on the road, especially in rainy conditions. Make sure you keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle you are behind. This will give you adequate time should you have to stop quickly. Don't Rubberneck ...

Dangerous Driving Habits: A Look at What Endangers Us the Most on the Road

Many of today's drivers have dangerous driving habits. You do not have to travel far to see people driving with risky driving techniques. Dangerous driving habits can be observed on highways, residential streets, and in parking lots. Dangerous driving habits are not only fraught with danger to the driver performing them, but to the public as well. Everyone Eventually Crosses Paths with a Reckless Driver! Many of us survive these encounters, but some do not. Dangerous drivers kill people and d...

Road Trip Safety: Getting Ready to Stay Safe While on the Road

When planning to go on a road trip, it is important not only to have all the necessary items you need to travel but also have your car ready for an emergency situation. While you can't always prevent every situation that may arise, there are some basic things you can do to have a safe and rewarding trip.   Getting Your Car in Top Shape A road trip, especially a long one, most importantly requires that your mode of transportation is safe and reliable. Though simple, and may be costly at...

Road Rage: Avoid becoming a Victim

News articles concerning road rage incidents have pointed out how people can draw themselves into a road rage incident and some of the terrible mistakes that drivers make when they try to retaliate against an aggressive driver. An incident in California involved an enraged driver who started shooting and another driver, believing he had to defend himself, shooting back, resulting in a pitched gun battle on an interstate highway while other drivers swerved to get out of the way. Not only was ...

Twenty Plus One Travel Games for a Long Road Trip

We all have memories of long road trips when we were kids, having to put up with our parents’ choice of music and staring out the window for hours waiting for the next toilet stop. Thankfully there have been improvements since those days (e.g., portable DVD players) when all we had was a few sheets of paper, notebooks, and the faithful Walkman. However, nothing beats old-fashioned preparation.   Keeping the kids (And adults) Entertained is still one of the keys to a successful trip. I...

Driving in Heavy Rain: Tips for Drivers Dealing with Heavy Rain

Heavy rain can mean a lot of things for a driver, and most of these are not very pleasant - ranging from road flooding and vehicle breakdown to accidents. Heavy rain reduces visibility and also causes the tires to lose traction, increasing the risk of aquaplaning. Fortunately, there are many ways to manage, even mitigate, such risks. With a little preparation and little know-how, driving in heavy rain this winter can be made significantly safer. The following tips should help you make the be...