Car Accidents

The Blue Lights- UGH! Most of us have had that horrible panicky feeling when we see that black and white police car with the blue flashing lights come up behind us.  The first thought, was I speeding?  And if the answer is yes,  brace yourself, you’re probably in a ton of trouble. If you’re caught Read More…

The buzz word of the week in Southwest and Southside Virginia is “black ice”.  Black Ice is the thin layer on ice that forms over roadways when freezing rain is present or after snow has melted and refrozen on the roadway. This commonly occurs at night after recent snowfall has had a chance to melt Read More…

SUV Backovers Can Be Deadly

  Each year there are an average of 230 deaths and 13,000 injuries caused by vehicle backovers. Sadly, children under the age of five are at the greatest risk of being backed over and the primary age of victims is just one year old. A parent or close relative is behind the wheel in over Read More…

Ten Tips for Safe Winter Driving Winter has arrived in Roanoke and the weather that comes with it can increase the risk of both car accidents and personal injury if car owners do not exercise caution. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 17% of all car accidents happen during winter conditions. Follow and Read More…

It’s hard to believe that even with all of the safety innovations of the last ten years, there was yet again an increase in traffic fatalities in the year 2016. In 2016, 37,461 people were killed on U.S. roadways.  This is a 5.6 percent increase from 2015. Let’s break down the numbers and see what Read More…

Driving in Wet Conditions

Experienced drivers know that when we hit the road we need to be ready for just about anything.  Here in Roanoke, Virginia, especially in Fall, the weather can change in an instant.  A beautiful sunny day suddenly turns  to overcast with downpours or a drizzly rainy day leads to thick fog overnight.  While it keeps Read More…

Running From a Disaster

All eyes are on Florida and Georgia this weekend as all indicators at the time of this posting predict that Category 4 Hurricane Irma will make landfall in Florida sometime Sunday morning. Floridians along the coast have been under mandatory evacuations and are gradually surging north.  As these evacuations are mainly by car, people are Read More…

If you do, please share this post. Riding with one’s feet propped on the dashboard of a car is extremely dangerous for one main reason, if you are involved in collision, the vehicle’s airbags are likely to deploy.  The airbag deploys at anywhere between 120mph and 220 mph.  The vehicle’s airbags are designed to protect Read More…

A 14 year old California girl was killed in an accident, in which a teen driver, her 16 year old sister, was driving under the influence while live-streaming herself dancing and taking her hands off of the wheel.  She ultimately lost control of her jeep, ran off the side the of the road, overcorrected, flipped Read More…

My family and I drove to Lexington, Va from Roanoke, Va to take in a drive in movie at Hull’s Drive-In this past Saturday night.  We were trying to make the 7pm admission, as is often the case with two kids in tow, we were running a bit behind schedule.  As I came down the Read More…