Category Archives: Highway Safety

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Are SUV’s causing the crisis of pedestrian fatalities?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released a study yesterday examining the sudden and precipitous increase in pedestrian fatalities in the past seven years. Pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. have risen by 46 percent since 2009. Approximately 6,000 pedestrians were killed by motor vehicles on or along the nation’s roads in 2016, the latest year… Read More »

Drivers, beware – perdiddle alert!

  These are the longest nights of the year, so here’s a driving tip: check the headlights on your car. This advice comes from my mechanic, who in the course of two weeks replaced the left headlight on both our vehicles. This is the season for headlights to burn out, he said – something about… Read More »