In our last post, we started discussing the results of a survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, especially in regard to how age plays a role in highway safety. Today, we take a closer look at some of the specific categories covered in the report.
Earlier this year, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety issued a report about driving-related trends from 2016. When the report came out, many news outlets looked at a single point of information in the report and published headlines such as "Millennial drivers are the worst." While the data point they picked appears to back up that assertion, that wasn't the main point of the report, and those articles neglected a significant portion of the report and other important trends.
We've all read books or seen movies where governments or companies attempt to predict the future. While predicting the future seems like a far-fetched dream that will remain in the realm of science fiction, did you know that law enforcement in your backyard is trying to do exactly that.
When we think of tollways, we picture the traffic-slowing arm that stops movement for a few measly coins. It's about as popular as a Packers loss. But, with a funding shortfall for Wisconsin roads, the state needs to get creative to keep maintenance up to speed.
On January 8, 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) officially declared all state highways and U.S. highways in Wisconsin "frozen." Sure, it's cold out, but doesn't that seem a little extreme?
For almost as long as there have been motor vehicles, hit and run accidents have been a problem. However, new statistics show that these fatal accidents are on the rise all over the United States.
If your car is hit by another vehicle due to the driver's negligence, it is usually the other driver that is liable for damages. When the vehicle that hit you is a company vehicle, however, that may not always be true. In some cases, it may actually be the employer's responsibility to pay for the damages.
Wisconsin is currently being hit with another powerful winter storm, which could result in a foot of snow in the northwestern part of the state and blizzard conditions elsewhere.
We've all heard the familiar phrase: don't drink and drive. For most of us here in Wisconsin, this is a common sense statement that needs no preface. Another common phrase encourages us to drive responsibly and find a designated driver. Seems simple enough. But according to a new study, about 40 percent of designated drivers consume at least some amount of alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a car. Furthermore, one-fifth of them may have been just as impaired as the people they were supposed to be bringing home safely.
Back on July 2, 2012, a crash occurred in West Point where Highways 188 and 60 meet. One man died that day. Now, almost one year later, the Wisconsin State Patrol's car accident reconstruction has led to the other driver being charged with homicide in connection with the death of the other driver.