Car Accident

Drivers Beware: It’s Pothole Season

"You know the potholes on a road are bad when they assign lifeguards to them, in case anybody falls inside." -Anonymous From 2011 – 2016, pothole damage cost U.S. drivers $15 billion in vehicle repairs. According to a AAA survey, middle- and lower-income individuals worry most about potholes. Pothole damage can lead to pricey...

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Should you get uninsured motorist coverage?

Here's an important question to ask yourself: How much could you afford to pay out of pocket if you were injured or your car was damaged by an uninsured driver? What if you were the victim of a hit-and-run? (more…)

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Ohio looks to crack down on distracted driving

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,...

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Motorcycle season is here: It’s time to review some safety tips

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…)

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Why isn’t the insurance carrier using new parts on my car?

  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...

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Teaching your teen to drive? Follow these 3 tips

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...

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Top 7 Spring Driving Tips

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...

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Deadly crashes caused by drivers on cellphones underreported

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...

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Friends don’t let friends text and drive

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...

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Government sets guidelines to minimize in-vehicle distractions

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...

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