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Winter Driving Tips for Motorists

Winter weather can make roads more dangerous for drivers, passengers and pedestrians. When hitting the roads this winter season, practice the following safety tips to lower your risk of accident. Pre-Winter Driving Tips Take your vehicle in for a… Read More

Government Regulation Prevents Hybrid Cars from Traveling Silently

New federal regulations will require that hybrid and electric vehicles emit a sound while traveling at low-speeds in an effort to increase safety for pedestrians, especially those who are visually-impaired. The regulations imposed by the U.S. Department… Read More

Study Shows Red-Light Camera Enforcement Saves Children’s Lives

A new study has found a correlation between red-light violations and the rising number of traffic fatalities involving children in states that prohibit red-light cameras, like Wisconsin. The study, presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP),… Read More

Three Killed in Downtown Hit-and-Run Accident

Three women were killed in a hit-and-run accident in Downtown Milwaukee Sunday, Oct. 23. The following day, the 23-year-old driver who caused the accident turned himself into police. According to police, a 2015 Lexus R350 ran a red light on southbound… Read More

National Teen Driver Safety Week

Last year, 37 teens were killed and more than 5,500 were injured in car accidents in Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Nationally, almost 3,000 teens were involved in fatal traffic accidents. In an effort to encourage… Read More

Wisconsin Seatbelt Use at All-Time High

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that seatbelt use is at an all-time high across the state. A new survey conducted by the Wisconsin DOT found that more than 88 percent of motorists in passenger vehicles reported using their seatbelts… Read More

Don’t App and Drive: Smartphones Take Distracted Driving to New Level

In 2014, ten percent of all traffic fatalities were attributed to distracted driving. Today, distracted driving is challenging drunk driving as the cause of the most traffic fatalities in the United States – and drunk driving causes about one-third of… Read More

CDC Recommends Night Driving Restrictions for Teens

According to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there would be significantly less fatal crashes involving teens if they were not permitted to drive after 9 p.m. A staggering one-third of teen car accidents that… Read More

Wisconsin DOT Warns Drivers Against Playing Pokémon Go and Driving

After two reported Wisconsin accidents involving Pokémon Go last month, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is warning drivers to put safety ahead of a high score in the game by not playing while driving. The location-based augmented… Read More

Wisconsin Ranked 8th Worst State for Teen Drivers

According to a recent study released by WalletHub, Wisconsin is the eighth worst state for teenage drivers. Researchers analyzed the teen-driving environment in each state using a collection of 16 key metrics, including the number of teen fatalities,… Read More

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