Driving Safety

AAA Northeast’s list of Top Safety concerns.

AAA Northeast’s list of Top Safety concerns for inclement weather.

 Of the average 5.74 million motor vehicle crashes every year with 22 percent occurring during adverse weather such as rain, sleet, snow, fog, severe winds or on slick pavement, according to the Federal Highway Administration. These crashes result, on average, in […]

February 9th, 2017|Car Safety, Driving Safety, Safety Tips, Winter Safety|Comments Off on AAA Northeast’s list of Top Safety concerns.

Massachusetts to get New Traffic Signals to Reduce Intersection Traffic Accidents

Starting in January, Massachusetts will be getting 350 new left lane turn signals in hopes of reducing the number of intersection traffic accidents. State officials said one quarter of traffic accidents that occur at intersections, happen when a driver is turning left (source: WCVB).

Other states in the Country use a […]

December 22nd, 2014|Auto Accident, Driving Safety|Comments Off on Massachusetts to get New Traffic Signals to Reduce Intersection Traffic Accidents

Fall Driving Safety Tips and Information

Fall typically evokes thoughts of foliage, crisp air, football, and the beginning of the holiday season, not the dangers of fall driving. While fall is a beautiful time of year, especially here in New England, it can also create hazardous driving situations.

Here are some helpful fall driving safety tips and […]

November 24th, 2014|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Fall Driving Safety Tips and Information

Seat Belt Safety: Click It or Ticket

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been highlighting the importance of seat belt safety. The “Click It or Ticket” campaign is helping to raise awareness about seat belt usage. Over the last five years, more than 3 million seat belt citations have been issued during the two week […]

August 7th, 2014|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Seat Belt Safety: Click It or Ticket

Summertime Driving Safety Tips

Summertime driving has officially begun, and with that are several safety tips to keep in mind when taking to the road. This past weekend alone has seen numerous car accidents involving pedestrians, trains, and other vehicles in the Boston area. Despite being voted #1 for pedestrian safety in the Nation, […]

July 2nd, 2014|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Summertime Driving Safety Tips

The Consequences of Leaving Kids in Hot Cars

Summer is just around the corner and temperatures are heating up. It is not uncommon to hear stories of parents leaving infants or children in the car while they run a quick errand. Often those decisions can be fatal. Children should never be left alone in hot cars no matter […]

May 29th, 2014|Driving Safety|Comments Off on The Consequences of Leaving Kids in Hot Cars

Spring Driving Safety Tips

With the weather warming up and flowers getting ready to bloom, it is important to keep a few helpful tips in mind for driving safely. Spring may not typically be the time of year that you associate with hazardous driving, but there are several factors to keep in mind:

 Spring is […]

March 18th, 2014|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Spring Driving Safety Tips

Elderly Driver Hits Attendant and Gas Pump in Walpole

An elderly driver drove into a gas attendant and a gas pump, causing a fire around 11am Monday morning.

The elderly driver was approaching the gas pump at Rte. 1A Auto Clinic across from Bristol Square in Walpole when he accidentally accelerated rather than stepping on the brake. As a result, […]

January 7th, 2014|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Elderly Driver Hits Attendant and Gas Pump in Walpole

Winter Driving Safety Tips

Winter driving can be disastrous, especially here in New England. We are only halfway though December and stormy winter weather has already affected most of the country. The most recent storm to plow through the nation caused several motor vehicle accidents, including a 60 car pile-up on Interstate 290 in […]

December 17th, 2013|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Winter Driving Safety Tips

Safe Driving Tips for the Fall in New England

Safe driving is crucial year-round, but here in New England, the fall can create some hazardous road conditions. The days are shorter, the nights darker, and leaves blanket the roads. The following are some safe driving tips for this time of year:

Wet leaves can increase the risk of an accident. […]

November 7th, 2013|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Safe Driving Tips for the Fall in New England

Massachusetts Most Dangerous Intersections

Do know where the state’s most dangerous intersections are? You’ll want to keep this CBS Boston story in mind next time you’re driving through one.

They are the worst of the worst and the I-Team found they are ground zero for hundreds of injuries year after year.

“I think my head hit the […]

Cyclist Killed During Evening Commute

Boston.com reported that a 21 year old cyclist was fatally killed in Allston and authorities are investigating whether an MBTA bus was involved.

Click here to view the full article.

Again, we remind all drivers to remember the rules of the road:

Bikes are vehicles
Drivers and riders need to respect each other on […]

November 14th, 2012|Bicylce Accidents, Bus Accident, Driving Safety, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Cyclist Killed During Evening Commute

Civilian Stops Drunk Driver

As reported on WCVB.com:

A Connecticut man was driving drunk on Route 3A with his two children in the car Sunday evening when another driver demanded he pull over, according the Patriot Ledger.

Officer arrested Bradford Belding, 44, of Avon, Conn., on charges of drunken driving, negligent driving, driving with a suspended […]

October 2nd, 2012|Auto Accident, Car Accident, Driving Safety, Driving Under the Influence|Comments Off on Civilian Stops Drunk Driver

Massachusetts Airborne Car Crash

As reported by CBS Boston:

A driver survived a spectacular crash in Brockton Monday morning.

Police say the unidentified man was speeding down Belmont Street just after 8 a.m. in a pickup truck when he suffered a medical emergency and veered off the road.

The pickup went airborne and landed in the cab […]

September 27th, 2012|Auto Accident, Car Accident, Driving Safety, Passenger Injuries|Comments Off on Massachusetts Airborne Car Crash

Roadway Fatalities On the Rise

The National Safety Council recently reported that traffic fatalities have increased by 12% over the last 3 months as compared to the same time period in 2011. During this time in 2011, there were approximately 7,300 roadway fatalities across the U.S. During the same time in 2012, there were approximately […]

May 31st, 2012|Auto Accident, Car Accident, Driving Safety, Fatal Car Accidents, Highway Accident|Comments Off on Roadway Fatalities On the Rise