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Drunk-driving causes some of the most horrific injuries and fatalities on the road. The statistics are incredibly frightening and should discourage anyone from driving drunk. Despite this 2016 was one of the worst years for drink driving deaths. But as with everything in life, we do not have control over others’ behavior.  We can only control what we do. Hopefully, you will use good judgment, understand the risks, learn about the statistics, and won’t operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. But the ability to recognize a drunk driver whether a stranger or friend could save the lives of others. Being involved in…

One only has to scour the country’s roads to note the sheer volume of trucking firms that operate. Once upon a time it might have been something of a monopoly, but now there are countless companies aiming to get a slice of the action. Of course, whether or not all of these are actually good trucking companies is a different matter in its entirety. A recent study has attempted to chart the best trucking companies in the industry, with Barry Nix Trucking taking the mantle as the best for the current period. Following on from this, we have documented the…

Making adequate preparation before purchasing a car comes with many advantages.  Here are things you can consider before buying a Ford Mustang, BMW, or any other vehicle. Do Your Research When purchasing any vehicle regardless of its condition, research everything about it. Fortunately, the internet has all you need from car forums to manufacturers’ websites. For second-hand cars, you can pay attention to the recent resale prices of the vehicle you want. Before trading in your car, research the listed price of other similar models. Once you know the market prices, bargaining will become easy. Prepare Your Finances You need…

Leasing a luxury vehicle can be a great option for individuals who aren’t able to outright purchase one, as it enables an individual to drive a car that would otherwise be out of their range, and doesn’t require the client to pay down payments or deposit. Since monthly payments are always lower compared to the usual car purchase, you’ll be driving in style and saving money for holiday presents and whatnot. Leasing in Vancouver, Toronto or Halifax is dead simple, and it ensures you don’t have to worry about maintenance costs, since the vehicle will be under the manufacturer’s warranty…

Car accidents are stressful, especially if you’ve suffered physical injuries. Not only do you have to worry about car repairs or replacement, but you must also recover undergo treatment for your injuries. The worst facet of an accident can be the financial concerns. Medical expenses may weigh heavily on you years after the accident. According to National Bankruptcy Forum, one in five working Americans struggle to pay off their medical bills and 60 percent who have insurance will use all their savings to try to pay their bills. And even so, 60 percent of the people who struggle to pay…

Now that  the cold months are here and the snow is beginning to fall, it is more important than ever that we all look at the way we are driving on the roads in poor conditions. It will come as no surprise that road accidents are higher at this time of year than any other, and if we all add extra caution to the way in which we drive, we can all do our bit to ensure that we reduce these statistics as much as possible. UK lawyers Slater & Gordon have launched a fantastic travel winter awareness campaign with…

Whether you’ve always dreamed of driving a minivan, or were one of those folks who swore you’d never trade in your “cool card,” the decision to buy a minivan shouldn’t be taken lightly. You have a lot to weigh, and you wouldn’t want to make a poor choice. What to Look for in Your Minivan Minivans have come a long way in the last 15 years. Chances are, when you were younger you wouldn’t have wanted to be seen anywhere near a minivan, but advanced features and sleeker body designs make current models a far more attractive option for families…

Car insurance is one of the realities of being an adult, at least if you want to be able to drive where you want, when you want. But most car owners don’t know a great deal about their own car insurance. In fact, there is a great deal of variation in the cost and coverage options available through competing insurers. There are many things that won’t have an impact on your car insurance quote, but others are very significant. Here are a few. What Kind of Car Do You Have? The newer and more expensive your car is, the more it will…

Of all means of travel, road trips are the most common. About 35 percent of Americans will take one for both business and personal. You can create beautiful memories with friends and family, but remember that driving in vehicles entails substantial risks. More people die in car accidents than by any other means of travel, and you need to take precautions both before and during your trip. Don’t let the statistics dissuade you from going; rather, let them inspire you to practice some road-trip safety measures. 1. Drive Safely  Stay on your best driving behavior. Your actions can make all…

Every driver for decades has come of age with the same PSA: don’t drink and drive. Today, though, drivers are confronting a new danger, the threat of distracted driving that has evolved with new technology. As we all grow increasingly attached to our phones, it’s easy to find ourselves looking at a screen instead of looking at the road –and states are responding with legal measures to keep our roads safe. As of October 1, 2017, it’s illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Oregon. The Oregon law makes exceptions for one-touch activations or voice commands, but the…