Ohio looks to crack down on distracted driving
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident, In the news, Motorcycle Accident on February 21, 2020
New legislation – the Hands-Free Ohio Bill – seeks to ban handheld electronic devices while driving. “Distracted driving hurts and kills innocent people. It devastates families,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, an ardent supporter of the bill. Under the proposed bill, motorists would be prohibited from activities like watching videos, taking pictures or videos,...
Motorcycle season is here: It’s time to review some safety tips
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident on March 14, 2018
Prime motorcycle riding season is right around the corner in Ohio. While you’re preparing your bike for the spring and summer season, it’s a good time to review some motorcycle safety tips: (more…)
Why isn’t the insurance carrier using new parts on my car?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident on February 23, 2017
What vehicle owners need to know about aftermarket crash parts By William J. Price When my 2006 Honda Accord was involved in an accident, the insurance company opted to use “non-original equipment manufacturer aftermarket crash parts” in the repairs. Also called non-OEM aftermarket crash parts, these parts were not new. The use of...
Teaching your teen to drive? Follow these 3 tips
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident, Health & Wellness on May 26, 2016
The state of Ohio requires teen drivers to garner 50 hours of driving experience after they earn their learner's permit. However, a parent or guardian must ride in the front seat for those hours, potentially causing anxiety and stress for the parent and the teen. Here are three tips that could help you breathe...
Top 7 Spring Driving Tips
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident on March 13, 2015
Springtime means flowers are in bloom, trees grow new leaves, and… the roads are full of potholes. While beautiful, spring in Ohio presents plenty of driving challenges, so be sure to follow these important tips when you hit the road. Spring Driving Tips Share the road. Warm weather brings motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians out...
Deadly crashes caused by drivers on cellphones underreported
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident on May 10, 2013
It should come as no surprise that cellphones are very distracting for drivers, and the consequences can be deadly. It’s also no surprise that the number of fatal cellphone-involved crashes are grossly underreported. The National Safety Council analyzed data from 180 fatal crashes that took place between 2009 and 2011 that resulted in one...
Friends don’t let friends text and drive
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident, Health & Wellness on April 30, 2013
By Arthur Elk Often, when we talk about peer pressure, it is in a negative light. But peer pressure can have a positive spin, too. In the battle to get teens to stop texting and driving, it appears that peer pressure may be the greatest weapon. According to a new national survey conducted by...
Government sets guidelines to minimize in-vehicle distractions
Posted in Car Accident on April 26, 2013
Earlier this week, a study was released that found that hands-free texting was just as dangerous as manual texting. Now the federal government is taking more steps to crack down on distracted drivers. It’s easy to get distracted by all the devices in our vehicles. Your GPS is talking to you. You have to...
Texting is deadly, even when it’s hands-free
Posted in Car Accident on April 23, 2013
By Arthur Elk In 2012, more than 6 billion texts were sent every day. Many of those were probably sent by people who were behind the wheel of a vehicle. That’s too many distracted drivers. In 2011, 3,331 people were killed and 387,000 injured in distracted-driving crashes. Most of us probably think that using...
A bad day for Chrysler owners: Company announces 3 recalls in one day
Posted in Car Accident on April 11, 2013
If you own any vehicle made by Chrysler, you need to check and see if yours is one of the nearly quarter million vehicles affected by recalls. Chrysler has issued three recalls affecting more than 247,000 SUVs and cars for a variety of problems, including faulty gas tank hoses, broken drive shafts and air...