When texting causes a car accident

Technology is becoming an ever-increasing presence in our daily lives, and the number of people who do not own a cellphone is decreasing every day. While cellphones can be very helpful in cases of emergency, it has become a common and very dangerous practice in today’s society to talk and text while doing other activities, including driving. Any driver who has been in a car accident understands how fast traffic conditions can change, and losing focus for even a few seconds can result in life-changing consequences. People who are texting while driving are prone to veering off the road without Continue Reading

U.S. traffic fatalities on the rise for first time since 2005

It’s the end of a trend Massachusetts drivers and pedestrians would probably like to have seen continue, but after 7 years of declines, the number of traffic fatalities in the U.S. increased in 2012.Motor vehicle accident deaths rose 3.3 percent nationwide for a total of 33,561 on the year. That meant an average of 91 people killed on roadways every day as calculated by AOL Autos from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data. Injuries rose during 2012 as well. In what the NHTSA said was the first “statistically significant” increase in people hurt in traffic accidents in 17 years, more Continue Reading

Woman admits to DUI after causing hit and run accident

A Massachusetts woman admits to being under the influence when she allegedly hit a vehicle and fled the scene. It is unknown if anyone was injured as a result of the car accident. According to the report, police conducted a traffic stop on the woman after being notified of an erratic driver that had been involved with a hit and run. When officers stopped her vehicle, they could allegedly smell alcohol coming from the car. The woman initially denied drinking and claimed that she had hit a utility pole and not another vehicle. During a vehicle search, however, officers found Continue Reading