What You Need to Know About Pedestrian Winter Safety

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Not matter the time of year, pedestrians are at far greater risk of injury or death in a car accident. However, winter is particularly hazardous. Between reduced daylight hours, year-end holidays, and slushy, icy, or snowy roads, pedestrians must take more measures to protect themselves […]

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How to File a Claim After an Uber Accident

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Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing services must carry $1 million in liability insurance under Utah law in case an Uber driver gets into an accident. Understanding your rights and how to file an Uber accident report in Utah is crucial if you have been in […]

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Does Daylight Savings Time Result in More Accidents?

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Research has found that daylight savings time (DST) disrupts your circadian rhythm, negatively affecting your health. Less frequently discussed, however, is that DST also raises the rate of car accidents. The Monday after switching the clocks forward for spring, car accidents sharply increase. Being on […]

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What to Do If You’re Injured in a Crash Caused By a Drunk Driver

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Drunk driving can have dangerous consequences. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that at least one person died every 45 minutes in a drunk driving accident in 2020. If you were hurt in an accident with a drunk driver, you may be able to […]

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Tips for Driving Safely Around Construction Zones

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Road work and construction zones are necessary for maintaining and improving the quality of local infrastructure. However, construction sites often prove to be dangerous for not only road workers, but also motorists. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reported 857 work zone fatalities in 2020, up […]

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Should Drivers Be Trained To Use Vehicle Safety Tech?

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In recent years, new cars have been equipped with safety technology to help protect drivers on the road. Many drivers have adopted a learn-as-you-go strategy when using these new features. However, research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests that this strategy doesn’t help […]

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What Are Idaho’s Motorcycle Helmet Laws?

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Motorcycle helmet laws are intended to protect motorcycle riders and operators from serious injury or death. Motorcycle accidents caused 5,579 deaths in the United States in 2020. In Idaho, there were 32 motorcycle accident deaths in 2021 and 600 suspected serious injuries. Only 57.5% of […]

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What Are the Worst Traffic Times in Boise?

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Many car accidents occur due to heavy traffic. The increase of drivers on the road slows down commute times and causes congestion, leading to aggressive driving, speeding, and distracted driving as drivers try to reach their destination on time, sometimes regardless of traffic laws! Read […]

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Who Is at Fault in a Collision Between a Bike and a Car?

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When a collision occurs between a bike and a car, it’s difficult to determine who is at fault. Most people assume that the driver of the car is always at fault, but this isn’t always the case. Cyclists and drivers must obey traffic laws, and […]

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Benefits of Lowering the Legal Limit for DUI from .08% BAC to .05% BAC

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Drunk driving poses a continued, serious threat to road safety. Intoxicated drivers exhibit reduced concentration, worse reaction times, and impaired coordination, which can all lead to injuries and fatalities. As a result, many states are now considering following Utah’s example and lowering the blood alcohol […]

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