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Winter Weather Driving Statistics May Surprise You

For those of us living in locations that have snowy winter weather, we are familiar with the hazards of driving in cold, snowy and icy conditions. Our local weather stations encourage us to stay home if possible during storms and if we must travel to allow ample time to get to our destinations. We are always on high alert for black ice on the freeways especially after dark and for those of us who love to ski, we might even own a set of chains for our tires so that we can make our way up the canyons when regular snow tires fail. Yet, how many of us actually know the statistics surrounding winter weather driving?

Let your attorney help if you're in a crash

Car crashes happen every day, but nothing can prepare you for when it happens to you. You were just driving a regular route when a driver from out of state crossed the center line and hit you. You had no time to slow down or prepare for the crash, so you both hit while traveling 45 mph.

Speed Limiters and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: What Are They and How Do They Affect You as a Driver?

Did you know that your car has a speed limiter? Do you know what a speed limiter is? According to HowStuffWorks.com, this is is how a speed limiter works in your vehicle.

Should E-Scooters Be Banned?

E-Scooters first hit the scene in San Francisco in 2012 and became widely used in many major metropolitan cities by 2017. Since the fall of 2017, 8 people have died in E-Scooter accidents and more than 1500 people have been injured in the United States. This month, British YouTube star and television presenter Emily Hartridge was killed in an accident involving her E-Scooter and a lorry, bringing attention to the issue on a global level.

Can You Get A DUI While Riding a Bicycle?

In the state of Utah, though uncommon, it is possible to get a DUI while riding a bicycle. Typically, if you are ticketed for being intoxicated while riding a bicycle you will be charged with public intoxication rather than a DUI but in some circumstances, people have received DUIs. Often these cases can be argued because the law states that a DUI is for driving a "vehicle" under the influence and there is some wiggle room in proving whether or not a bicycle should be considered a vehicle.

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