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December 2015 Archives

BMW faces fines due to recall failures

BMW is known as the “ultimate driving machine” for its emphasis on performance. While this phrase is commonly associated with thrilling moments while behind the wheel, the German automaker is embroiled in some of the same recall issues that other automakers have dealt with in the past two years.

To buy or not to buy rental insurance...that is the question

Later this week, millions of people will travel for the Christmas holiday. According to a number of media reports, a majority of them will take to the road to get to their favorite destination. With gas prices being their lowest in more than five years, estimates are that there may be a record number of drivers on the road before the holiday weekend ends.

A note from truck drivers: Share the road

A number of our posts this holiday season have to do with safe driving; particularly from the perspective of the individual motorist. After all, there will be millions of drivers on the road later this week for the Christmas holiday. Indeed, it is prudent for drivers to be aware of each other, but it should not be ignored that semi-trucks are the most dangerous on the road because of their size.

Why drunk driving matters in car accident cases

A number of weeks ago, we posted on the potential dangers for drivers during the Thanksgiving holiday. Fast forward to the week of Christmas, and these same dangers may return. Travelling during the week of Christmas may be especially dangerous given that the weather patterns that have come through our region could leave roads icy in some areas.

How to avoid parking lot accidents

In our last post, we highlighted the increased risk of accidents in shopping mall parking lots. After all, the holiday season brings out the best…and worst in people, and a parking lot exemplifies this adage. We gave some helpful tips on how to preserve one’s rights after a crash, but we also find it important to educate our readers on how to avoid these accidents altogether.

Preserving your rights after a parking lot accident

In our last post, we highlighted the importance of being vigilant around black ice. While slippery spots can certainly  be a hazard during this time of year, many people may not realize that a significant number of accidents occur in parking lots as well.

Black ice is coming. It's only a matter of time

At this time of year, no one is really complaining about it being unseasonably warm. After all, the adjustment from fall to winter is not easy. However, the drastic change in temperatures from morning to night, as well as the melting snow, could lead to black ice on some roads.

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