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Robot Car Technology Challenges Law and Insurance

Bumpy Road Ahead for Self-Driving Cars Wouldn’t it be nice to read the paper, check your email and enjoy a second cup of coffee while your driver-less car whisks you off to work in the morning? As you will read here, that reality is closer than many Americans might think. Aside from the new conveniences, […]

More Cars, More Walkers and Bikes, More Distractions = Higher Traffic Deaths

April showers have given way to May flowers, encouraging walkers and bicyclists to get out and enjoy the weather. Long walks and leisurely bike rides can be a perfect way to soak up the sun, but busy streets with distracted drivers can be an accident waiting to wreck a lovely day. Unfortunately, when drivers are […]

Un-Distracted In the Driver’s Seat

An update from “Driving Apps to Keep Teen Drivers Safe” Smartphones captivate us. They and the apps we install on them were designed keep us engaged, but there are some places that we need to look up from those phones. The driver’s seat is one critical place that our eyes and hands should be too […]

Recent Spike in U.S. Traffic Deaths Reverses 40-Year Trend

For the past 40 years, the grim death toll from crashes on America’s roadways has been on a downward trend. But we hit a major roadblock in 2015 when the number of people lost in crashes jumped 7.2 percent from 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This is the largest percentage […]

Wisconsin Legislature and DOT say “Orange Cones – Put down the phones!”

Have you noticed the latest messages blinking at you from construction zone signs? The Wisconsin DOT is warning Wisconsin drivers about a new law banning all handheld cell phone use in construction zones starting October 1st this year. The Wisconsin DOT reports “24,089 inattentive driving crashes, resulting in 10,640 injuries and 103 fatalities” in the […]

ATV Accidents and Injuries Make for a Rough Ride

ATVs, UTVs, and quads are driven most over warm summer days and nights, but not all riders of these all-terrain vehicles will tuck them away soon. They also work as great companions for agricultural use and traveling to hunting stands. When driven properly, ATVs can be great fun and very useful. Unfortunately, just as with […]

Pedestrians: The New Distracted Driver

Pedestrians: The New Distracted Driver The end of summer brings increased pedestrian traffic as children, teens, and even adults are walking to their prospective schools. Walking nourishes and strengthens the mind, body and soul. Distracted walking, on the other hand, can lead to injury or even death. As we saw in countless headlines just after […]

Before You Hit the Road: Motorcycle Insurance that Covers You and Your Bike

Some staggering statistics for motorcycle riders were released by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this year (NHTSA). “When motorcycles crash, their riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, so they’re more likely to be injured or killed,” states a report by IIHS. “The federal government estimates […]

Cloudy Judgment: Consequences of Driving High

  As Wisconsin tries to gain traction on opiate abuse and drunk driving, many states are legalizing marijuana. The rise in both medical and recreational use of cannabis propagates concerns of safety, particularly when people decide to drive after using the drug. In response to the growing number of states legalizing weed, the National Highway […]

Big Rig Injuries

We often hear about serious accidents involving semi-trucks, because clashes with big rigs cause big injuries. The strenuous work conditions for truck drivers trigger an assortment of injuries, both on and off the road. It’s no wonder the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that trucking has three times more injuries and illnesses and seven […]