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Electronic driver-assist systems significantly reduce crash rates

Electronic driver-assist technology makes the roads in Wisconsin and across the United States safer, according to a recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In fact, lane departure and blind spot caution systems reduce the rates of single-vehicle head-on and sideswipe crashes by around 18 percent. When these types of crashes do occur,… Continue reading Electronic driver-assist systems significantly reduce crash rates

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Travelers raises awareness of summertime distracted driving

Drivers in Wisconsin may want to know what the Travelers Institute, the public policy division of a leading property casualty insurance provider, has to say about accidents during the summer. It appears that distracted driving becomes especially prevalent during the summer months. To raise awareness of this issue, Travelers held an Every Second Matters event… Continue reading Travelers raises awareness of summertime distracted driving

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How autonomous vehicles affect crash coverage

The development of autonomous vehicle technologies may be of interest to many people in Wisconsin, especially with the potential they pose for improving vehicle and driving safety. Car crashes cause over 100 deaths across the country every day, and many manufacturers and enthusiasts look at the development of self-driving cars as a way to mitigate… Continue reading How autonomous vehicles affect crash coverage

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Obeying Wisconsin seat belt law could prevent fatal injuries

Wisconsin has one of the nation’s strictest seat belt laws, and road safety advocates have urged lawmakers in other parts of the country to follow the Badger State’s example. All passenger vehicle occupants in Wisconsin must fasten their seat belts, and the results of a study published recently in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community… Continue reading Obeying Wisconsin seat belt law could prevent fatal injuries

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Daydreaming a bigger problem than cellphones, study says

Wisconsin motorists might be cautious about using their cellphone while they are driving, but according to one study, a greater danger may come from drivers who daydream instead of keeping their thoughts and eyes on the road ahead. Erie Insurance looked at national data for fatalities over five years and found that more accidents in… Continue reading Daydreaming a bigger problem than cellphones, study says

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