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Car crashes happen every day, often resulting in severe and lasting injuries for the people involved. In particularly tragic cases, victims might not survive their injuries, leaving the surviving family members to pick up the pieces. Some highways, such as Interstate 64 in Virginia, may be more dangerous than others….

More than two people were killed every day in red light running collisions, according to a recent AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study. The number of fatalities in these crashes hit a 10-year high in 2017. The 939 deaths caused by red light running 2017 marked a 31% increase from…

Some highways in Virginia have become more dangerous due to equipment designed to make them safer. Metal road reflectors are coming loose and striking drivers’ windshields. These raised pavement markers, or RPMs, are expected to remain embedded for 10 years. The reflectors are intended to help keep drivers in their…

As automakers implement advanced safety features into new vehicles, the question remains whether consumers will embrace them. When J.D. Power released its 2019 U.S. Tech Experience Index Study, the report noted that a significant number of drivers are disabling certain key driver safety systems on new vehicles. Driver safety systems…

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles reports that over 800 people died in Virginia car crashes in 2018, the most recent year for which data is available. Over a quarter of these accidents were alcohol-related, with hundreds more speed-related. Another report tells us that in 2018, nearly 200 people were…

When you use the smartphone app to hail an Uber or Lyft, you probably feel like you are making an economical and safe decision. Unfortunately, rideshare drivers have no special training and are just as prone to making mistakes as anyone else on the road. This means that you could…

Collisions between vehicles can happen on any road, street, or highway. Accidents are particularly common at intersections, where vehicles cross paths in multiple directions. Collisions at intersections are often the result of distracted drivers, failure to yield, confusion about other drivers’ intentions, obstructed views, failure to look while turning, and…

Virginia Beach is a major tourist destination and is recognized as one of the most beautiful beach communities in the United States. Tourist and resident traffic causes frequent congestion in Virginia Beach. Pedestrians regularly walk to and from beaches, bars, and restaurants.  With so many drivers and pedestrians in close…

Like people, dogs are not immune to the effects of heat. As Psychology Today noted, a group of investigators from the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing collected data on 42,481 dog bites and found that the number of dog bites increased…