Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

WisDOT: May 2017 was second safest on record post-WWII

As we've made clear in recent posts, we are entering an especially dangerous time of the year in terms of motor vehicle accidents, as there are simply more people on the road at all hours of the day owing to everything from vacations and spring break to favorable weather conditions.

How parents can keep their teen drivers safe during the '100 deadliest days'

While the phrase "100 deadliest days" might conjure up images of some type of horror movie or science fiction novel, it actually references a very real and very disturbing phenomenon.

Heads up and hands free: What to know about navigating work zones

The American Automobile Association, more commonly known as AAA, is projecting that the upcoming Memorial Day weekend will see roughly 34.6 million people drive 50 miles or more, marking the highest number of holiday drivers since 2005. Here in Wisconsin, the group is estimating that close to 694,000 people -- or 90 percent of all travelers -- will be going by car, truck or SUV.

Can you pass the test when it comes to traffic signals?

When it comes to the operation of a motor vehicle, everyone thinks that they would fall into the category of being a "good driver." While this would seem like a purely subjective classification, it could perhaps be argued that there are actually objective ways to make this determination.

How long does your phone keep you distracted? Start counting …

When it comes to dangerous driving practices, there's no denying that many people are simply in denial. For example, some might attempt to justify speeding by claiming that they're only doing it to keep up with traffic, impaired driving by offering that they never consume more than they can handle, or driving distracted by arguing that "everyone else is doing it."

Proceed with caution: The truth about aggressive drivers

If you live in a major metropolitan area like Milwaukee, there's no denying that the commute to work or school may be one of the most frustrating aspects of your entire day. Indeed, it often seems as if your efforts to make it in on time are inevitably stymied by everything from stalled vehicles and inclement weather to road construction and like-minded motorists.

5 things you must know about motorcycle accidents

The spring-like temperatures that keep coming and going are a time when motorcycle riders come out to enjoy some time on the open road. All drivers on the road should take an interest in keeping everyone on the roads safe. Motorcycles present a special concern since these vehicles are open and the driver takes the brunt of any impact. Knowing some basic points about these accidents can help injured parties determine a course of action following the accident.

Why tailgating is so much more dangerous than people believe

Chances are good that as you made your way to work or school this morning, you observed some less than impressive -- and downright dangerous -- behavior by your fellow motorists from speeding and running red lights to texting and talking on smartphones.

Preventing motor vehicle accidents by stopping aggressive driving

It is especially tragic when a car accident occurs due to preventable factors, such as dangerous driving. Motor vehicle accidents that are caused by some form of aggressive driving often result in serious injuries or fatalities, which is why Wisconsin police are cracking down on these drivers. One of the ways that they intend to combat this is by writing more tickets for speeding.

Study: Symptom-free concussion patients present elevated accident risk

One of the most significant developments to take place in sports over the last several years didn't play out on the field, the court or the rink, but rather in research labs and doctor's offices.

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