When you think about auto insurance, what emotion does that thought inspire? Does it make you frustrated? Tired? Does it even make you sad that you spend all that money on "maybe"? Auto insurance is certainly not a "fun" purchase. But it is absolutely a necessary one. Not only does the law require you to have current auto insurance in order to legally operate your vehicle, this kind of insurance protects you from potential financial ruin in the wake of an accident.
Car accidents happen for a wide variety of reasons, but one of the most infuriating causes of a car accident is texting while driving. Such a blatant disregard for other people's safety -- and for the task at hand -- is just plain stupid, let alone a perfect way to make yourself liable for any accident that you may be involved in. That's why many states were quick to ban texting while driving and cellphone use while driving in the years that followed the cellphone boom.
Pretty much everyone understands that major car accidents can have very big impacts on those involved. However, people may be prone to underestimating the impacts of minor car accidents. Some may assume that a car accident that is relatively minor couldn't possibly have any significant impacts.
Several years ago, numerous media outlets reported on the unique hazards faced by travelers who utilize 15-passenger vans. While these media reports and numerous fatal accidents involving these vehicles dissuaded many from purchasing or renting these vans, these vehicles remain popular today. Understandably, many schools, houses of worship and nonprofit organizations find them to be particularly appealing due to their size. Unfortunately, even as these vehicles remain appealing, they also remain uniquely hazardous.
Americans have weathered a particularly challenging winter. As the nation thaws, it has become time to turn attention to the comparatively easier challenges of spring. Driving during springtime is generally a pleasant task, especially when compared to the task of driving during the darkest days of winter. However, springtime driving is not without its hazards.
In our last post, we began a discussion about car seat safety. We noted that even the most safety-conscious parents in America can make safety-related missteps from time to time. This is why it is so important for parents of children under the age of 13 years to regularly review the latest car seat safety recommendations released by the government and other concerned organizations.
Even the most safety-conscious parents can misstep now and then when it comes to their children’s wellbeing. One can baby-proof a house from top to bottom and then forget to cut up a small child’s grapes. One can invest in swimming lessons and life jackets only to turn away for an instant as a child starts running along a slippery pool deck. And one can buy the most expensive car seat on the market only to install it incorrectly.
As we noted in a recent post on this blog, distracted driving is an important safety issue when it comes to teen drivers. Numerous studies have shown that distracted driving among teens is rather common, but the results of a recent study by AAA seem to indicate that the behavior is more common than was previously thought.
There is a significant difference between networking and cronyism. When an individual is hired by a networking “connection,” there is generally nothing wrong with this scenario provided that the individual being hired is qualified for the position in question. If a friend, family member or associate is hired without proper qualifications for the position in question, this scenario may be described as cronyism.
Teenagers have some great qualities. They are young, healthy, spirited and optimistic about the future. Any parent would likely admit that teens also have some qualities that contribute to a few mistakes or lapses in judgment, like the fact they can be impetuous, confident and independent.