driving

No More Warnings! Ticketing Now Begins for Ohio’s New Distracted Driving Law

On April 4, the state of Ohio implemented a new distracted driving law, significantly changing how we handle mobile devices while behind the wheel. This law now categorizes the use of cell phones or any electronic devices while driving as a primary offense, which means that law enforcement officers have the authority to pull...

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Gov. Mike DeWine Signs New Ohio Texting and Driving Ban

Gov. Mike DeWine recently signed a new legislation to help stop drivers from texting while driving. The new bill will take effect in less than 90 days. DeWine mentioned that the law would change the culture around distracted driving in Ohio and help reduce preventable fatalities that come with distracted driving. Texting and driving...

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Elk + Elk’s Best Blogs Of 2022

It's the end of the year, and as we say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023, we wanted to share our most-read blogs of 2022. From school bus safety to preparing for winter storms, find out which blogs made our top five. Top 5 Blogs of 2022 When is it safe to pass...

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Christmas Winter Storm 2022: Staying Safe at Home and on the Road in Ohio

It looks like there will be snow for Christmas, after all! A significant winter storm will most likely affect northern Ohio, beginning early Thursday morning and lingering into early Christmas day. The storm is bringing strong winds, heavy snow, and chilly temperatures with it. This will be the coldest Christmas in over two decades...

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Drunk Driving Accidents Increase Around The Holiday Season

While the holidays can be a joyous occasion for many, they can also be dangerous. Many families spend their holidays traveling, increasing their risk of getting into an accident. The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that 371 people may die on U.S. roads this holiday. Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over While alcohol plays...

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Can Ohioans With Alzheimer’s Be Held Liable For Vehicle Collisions?

November is Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness for the disease. Alzheimer's is a progressive, deadly brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. People with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease should never be behind the wheel. Memory and decision-making skills worsen as the disease...

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Legal News Roundup: December 23

Here's a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. Pardons from President Trump NBC News - President Donald Trump pardoned former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos on Tuesday, along with over a dozen other people, including several former congressmen. The White House said that Trump was granting full pardons to 15 people and commuting...

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Do I Need Uninsured Motorist Insurance?

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? If you have been injured or involved in a hit and run accident in Ohio,...

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Halloween Safety: Dangerous drivers scarier than vampires and werewolves.

Ghouls and ghosts and goblins should be the only things kids have to be afraid of during the Halloween season.  Distracted or unsafe drivers should not be an issue. But unfortunately, they can be. That’s why as drivers, we need to be extra aware as Halloween approaches. If you aren’t a parent, you might...

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