How To Keep Safe On The Road This Holiday Season

Millions of drivers will hit the road this Holiday Season. The high traffic and holiday season present an increased risk for car accidents. If you’re venturing out for the holiday, take these tips to heart and keep you and your family safe on the road.

Intersections & Biking: The Rules of the Road

Two Minneapolis bicyclists have lost their lives in hit-and-run collisions so far this year: 24-year-old Jessica Hansen and 28-year-old Elyse Mary Stern. Both incidents occurred at intersections.

In Minneapolis, 41% of crashes occur at intersections, and another 40% occur within 50 feet of them, according to a recent study by the City of Minneapolis. (There are …

Dangers of “Selfies” – The New Driving Distraction

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), taking selfies while driving is the latest trend in distracted driving. Distracted driving along with not wearing a seatbelt, driving while under the influence of alcohol and speeding plays a major role in accident fatalities, accounting for 12% of them. Since car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, …

Road Rage – How to Avoid Getting Angry

The sun is shining and everyone is trying to get the most out of their summer while it lasts, but hotter temperatures and clogged freeways are a surefire recipe for driver irritability and possible road rage. Of 10,000 road rage incidents, over a seven year span, 218 resulted in murders and another 12,610 people were injured, as reported by the American Automobile Associat…

Distracted Driving: New Study Sheds Light on Hands-Free Devices

Although many people believe that hands-free devices, such as in-dash phone systems, and voice-activated systems for music and navigation, are safe – possibly even providing a remedy for distracted driving – a new study has revealed that in many cases using hands-free devices can be even more dangerous than using hand-held ones.

Up until now, the efficacy of han…

Sleep Deprivation and Car Accidents

We all know about the dangers that drinking and driving presents on our highways, but many drivers are unaware of the severity and proliferation of another deadly combination—sleep deprivation and driving, or “drowsy driving”.

According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), roughly 100,000 police-reported auto crashes are caused by …

Car Crash Involving a Semitrailer – Truck Safety 101

All five members of a Minnesota family—two adults and three young children—were killed in Nebraska on Sunday, July 31st in a crash involving a semitrailer. The long-haul trucker driving the rig faces one count of motor vehicle homicide for each death he caused due to what the state trooper’s affidavit described as inattentive and distracted driving. The case has some peopl…

Zach Bauer on Driving Violations

Anyone who operates a motor vehicle is at risk of an accident. If a driver is negligent or careless behind the wheel, causing the accident, there could be criminal charges. Zach Bauer of Meshbesher & Spence recently stopped by Minneapolis’s KROC AM to discuss driving violations.

Driving Under the Influence

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Boating Safety Kits

Although it’s easy to buy a pre-made boating safety kit and stuff it in a cabinet on board your boat, if you don’t know why you should have the items on board, you could be leaving yourself open to increased risk.

In order to minimize this risk and to save precious moments during an emergency when every second really counts, it’s a good idea to remind yourself o…