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Month: November 2015

Remember to Buckle Up Before Hitting the Road this Thanksgiving

Posted in Car accident,Uncategorized on November 23, 2015

Historically, Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year, placing more people on the road and, unfortunately, increasing the likelihood of car crashes. Each year, tens of thousands of people across the country die in motor vehicle crashes. In 2013, more than 300 people were killed in crashes on Thanksgiving weekend alone. The United… read more

Happy Hunting: Be Safe and Good Luck

Posted in Safety Tips,Uncategorized on November 20, 2015

Hunting in West Virginia is a family tradition across the state. Each year more than 350,000 hunters go to the woods in search of game. With the start of the Buck firearm season on November 23, 2015, it is important that this tradition continues in a safe manner. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources… read more

Study: Driver Distractions can extend 27 Seconds Beyond Act

Posted in Distracted driving,Uncategorized on November 17, 2015

A recent study from the American Automobile Association (AAA) Foundation for Traffic Safety concludes that unsafe mental distractions can last as long as 27 seconds after a driver engages in a distracted behavior such as dialing a phone, changing music, or sending a text message using voice commands. The study researchers came to their conclusions… read more

Fairmont Police: Distracted Driving Citations on the Rise

Posted in Distracted driving,Uncategorized on November 16, 2015

Although it has been illegal to operate a hand held cell phone while driving in West Virginia since 2013, it hasn’t stopped people from hand held phone use. According to the Fairmont, WV, police department, since the inception of the law banning hand held phone usage while driving, citations in Fairmont have increased by the… read more

US Soccer Implements New Guidelines Amid Concussion Dangers

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on November 13, 2015

US Soccer, the governing organization for soccer in the United States announced Monday that new rules for “heading” a ball for soccer players. In soccer, heading a ball is simply that, hitting the ball with one’s head to move the ball forward. US Soccer’s new guidelines state that there should be no heading by any… read more

Sharing the Road with Tractor Trailers- Be Safe and Alert

Posted in Trucking accident,Uncategorized on November 11, 2015

If you live in North Central West Virginia, it is nearly impossible to avoid driving on Interstate 68 or Interstate 79 during your travels. If you have travelled on the interstate, you have driven near or next to a tractor trailer. Chances are you have also seen many of the recent news articles discussing the… read more