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Defensive driving tips for teens

If you have a teenage son or daughter with a driver's license, you're probably well-versed in worry. No matter how safe and experienced a driver your teen believes him or herself to be, the fact remains that the leading cause of death for individuals aged 15 to 20 is motor vehicle accidents. In fact, teens make up less than 7 percent of drivers on the roads yet they account for over a quarter of all crashes.

Using a hands-free device could still lead to distracted driving

Distracted driving is a serious problem both in Virginia and across the country, and for this reason, many people are turning to the benefits of using hands-free devices while driving. While it is good that these devices allow for individuals to keep their hands on the wheel, it can still lead to distracted driving.

Know truth from myth when riding your motorcycle

You have likely heard your share of advice about staying safe on your motorcycle. For example, perhaps someone advised you to lay your bike down to avoid a crash. This is only one myth that may actually do more harm than good. In fact, laying your bike down can cause more severe bodily harm than simply applying effective techniques on the brake.

Who can be held liable for a wheelchair accident?

Wheelchairs provide the freedom of mobility to disabled people nationwide, including those in Virginia. However, this form of transport can be as deadly as automobiles, motorcycles and bicycles. If you have to rely on your wheelchair to get where you need to be, many trips could be anxiety filled. Traveling in a parking lot can be as dangerous as riding on the side of the road or in a crosswalk.