Posts Archive: Crash Prevention & Safety

Two young female drivings about to take road trip during summer.

The summer is a great time to get outdoors and explore the open road. However, it’s also a time when we see the most car accidents. Protect yourself and the people inside your vehicle with these 7 essential summer driving safety tips!

Motorcyclist riding bike along hilly road between tall green trees.

Riding a motorcycle can be a thrilling experience, but it also comes with certain risks that both riders and drivers need to know. Learn safety tips and how to share the road.

Truck "no zone" on highway.

As drivers, we all know how intimidating it can be to share the road with semi-trucks. They are massive vehicles that require a lot of space to maneuver, and they have many blind spots. Therefore, it’s important to understand the concept of a truck’s “no-zone” to ensure your safety and others on the road.

Pedestrians in downtown MPLS crossing street at cross walk.

Did you know that in 2021, there were approximately 7,388 pedestrian fatalities, a 13% increase from the previous year, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)? Learn 10 walking safety tips and what your rights are as a pedestrian.

8 Steps to Take if You Are In a Car Accident infographic

Safety is first and foremost. Turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights and get to a safe place. If your vehicle is driveable, carefully move it out of traffic.

Keeping Safe on the Road This Holiday infographic

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.

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 …

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, …

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…

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…