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How Can Roadway Defects Cause Accidents?

Published on Apr 9, 2021 at 8:08 am in Auto Safety.

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When you’re driving on the road, there are many things that you need to pay attention to. Not only do you need to focus on where you’re going and the other cars around you, but you also need to pay attention to the road and make sure you’re avoiding any roadway defects that might be present and could cause an accident. When your car or another driver’s car encounters a roadway defect, you could get into a collision.

What Are the Most Dangerous Intersections in Columbia, South Carolina?

Published on Mar 5, 2021 at 12:48 pm in Auto Safety.

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Intersections are generally the most dangerous places for drivers and pedestrians because they’re where cross traffic all come together and have to navigate each other. There are some intersections in Columbia that are more dangerous than others. In fact, one of our intersections ranks nationally for being one of the deadliest in the United States.

Determining Fault in Accidents Involving Backing Up

Published on Sep 18, 2020 at 10:10 am in Auto Safety.

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When you think of a car accident, it’s likely you imagine vehicles traveling at moderate to high speeds when they collide. However, a number of crashes occur during maneuvers that require very slow speeds. The most common slow maneuver that results in accidents is backing up.

When a car is traveling in reverse, whether the driver is backing out of a parking spot or backing out into oncoming traffic, it’s important for the driver to be well aware of their surroundings. If the driver backs out too quickly or fails to check their blind spots, an accident can easily result.

How Often Is Nerve Damage Caused During a Car Accident?

Published on Aug 21, 2020 at 9:03 am in Auto Safety.

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Car accidents have the capability of causing all kinds of injuries. Blunt force, whipping motions, and sharp objects all play a part in causing damage to the people inside of vehicles when they collide. While you might think of bruises and broken bones as the only injuries sustained after a car accident, it’s also possible for victims to come away from a crash with nerve damage.

What Is Highway Hypnosis?

Published on May 28, 2020 at 3:40 pm in Auto Safety.

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If you’ve ever been on a long road trip and suddenly realize a few miles have passed by with you barely noticing, you’ve experienced highway hypnosis. This phenomenon, also known as automatic driving, is a contributing factor to a number of distracted driving accidents; however, it’s not discussed as often as issues like texting and driving or paying more attention to the controls inside the vehicle than what’s going on outside.

Highway hypnosis is an avoidable form of distracted driving, but only if drivers recognize the signs and know what steps to take to stay focused on the road ahead.

How Often Do Parking Lot Accidents Cause Serious Injury?

Published on Apr 30, 2020 at 2:48 pm in Auto Safety.

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Many people drive through parking lots properly and follow the rules. But some people choose to drive recklessly through parking lots because they think the rules of the road don’t apply. Although the rules of parking lots are not the exact same as regular roads, there are still rules to follow and ignoring those rules can cause serious accidents and injuries.

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