What is Forward Collision Mitigation

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has examined the difference in accident rates between cars with and without this feature.  The study found that claim frequencies for property damage liability were down by 14 percent on Mercedes-Benz models that offered the system.  Their examination also showed smaller benefits in cutting down on injury and collision… Read More

Driving While Fatigued

Are we more tired in the winter due to minimal daylight?  In short—yes.  It makes sense really, light coming through our windows in the morning wakes us up and we don’t think about bedtime until it’s dark.  During the summer our serotonin levels are higher which creates energy and good feelings.  This diminishes in the… Read More

Driving in the Rain

Every year around October and November we hear the disbelief in Washingtonian’s voices as they mutter about the apparent incompetence of drivers when they witness the amount of accidents on the road due to the rain.  “Seriously, you’d think these people have never driven in the rain.” Or “Come on people its just rain, we… Read More

Drive Safely–Without Distractions

We’ve all heard the warnings that driving and texting can be extremely dangerous.   According to stoptextsstopwrecks.org, a texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-texting driver.  And yet, 77 percent of young adult drivers feel “very to somewhat confident” in their ability to safely drive and text.  Many… Read More