Car Safety | Virginia Personal Injury Blog - Part 2
How you can make Labor Day weekend safer for everyone
The “100 deadliest days of driving” end on Labor Day, according to the National Safety Council. And sadly, they often end with a bang because Labor Day consistently ranks as one of the most dangerous days of the year for people on the road, along with Memorial Day and Independence Day.
This year, 45,800 serious traffic-related injuries and 402 traffic fatalities are predicted across the country for the Labor Day weekend, according to the NSC.
Let’s all do our part to lower those numbers here in Eastern Virginia!
GibsonSingleton seeks to reduce distracted driving with “Texts=Wrecks” campaign
GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys has launched a “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers in this area.
Why you should always wear a seat belt
Approximately 90 percent of Americans are regularly wearing their seat belts when driving or riding in a vehicle. That’s a definite majority, but it still leaves 10 percent of the population at risk for serious injury or death if they’re in an accident.
If we could just convince those “non-wearers” to routinely buckle up, we could save more than 20,000 American lives each year, according to the National Highway Safety Administration.
Survive your summer road trip (and have a great vacation!)
With summer winding down, many Virginians are taking a last road trip before cooler weather arrives. Some are heading to historic locations like Williamsburg or Mount Vernon, while others visit our Commonwealth’s beautiful Atlantic beaches. Others take advantage of the last bit of warm weather by driving or motorcycling through Shenandoah National Park on Skyline Drive or elsewhere in Virginia’s mountains.
Whether you prefer nature or history, driving a car or riding a motorcycle, you want to be safe on Virginia’s roadways.
Don’t take shortcuts with children’s car safety
Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children older than 3 in the United States, and they cause almost 180,000 injuries each year.
Help! What can I do about road ragers?
If you’ve driven anywhere in the past 10 years, you probably have noticed an increase in the number of people who seem to have road rage or who are driving very aggressively.
Road rage is purposely endangering another driver, or committing assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon upon the driver or passengers of another motor vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Drivers beware — road construction zone danger
Each year, hundreds of road construction workers across the country are killed in work zones due to traffic incidents. One of the top causes is drivers who pass on the outside of the construction zone and collide with workers, equipment, or other vehicles. Drivers passing through work zones need to pay attention, follow instructions, and observe the speed limits.
How can I keep my pets (and my people) safer on the road?
In the United States, we have laws to protect children traveling in cars. However, most states have few or no laws requiring owners to secure their pets in moving vehicles. That’s a problem for pets and people:
How can you keep teens safer on the road?
Auto crashes are the No. 1 cause of death among American teenagers. More than 2,100 teens were killed in 2013, and nearly 250,000 visited an emergency room, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The fatality rate for young men involved in wrecks was almost twice that of young women.
These statistics are deeply concerning to me, both as the father of teenaged boys, and as a personal injury attorney.
What does Captain David Shield of Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office wish you knew about staying safe?
GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys: What do you wish more people in our community knew about personal safety?
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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.
- Safety Education
GibsonSingleton launches a “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
- Annual Coat Drive
During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
- Hands-on Service
John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
- Supporting Local Schools
The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.