Madison’s Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrians and Cyclists

Despite efforts to improve intersection crosswalks and expand bike paths, crashes involving motor vehicles and pedestrians or bicyclists remain problematic in Madison. And a recent report from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory indicates that a major reason for these continued—and often fatal—collisions is that many…



Rural Roads and Motor Vehicle Accidents

While you might think of motor vehicle accidents being more likely to occur on traffic-packed, narrow urban streets, the opposite is actually true. Despite the prevalence of rush hour traffic, pedestrians, and bicyclists that may be more difficult to see in urban areas, the majority of highway fatalities from car…



The Dangers of Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving, which is also commonly referred to as road rage, encompasses driving behaviors that are motivated by anger, regardless of safety concerns. Some typical kinds of aggressive driving behaviors include tailgating, speeding, failing to use turn signals, flashing headlights, weaving through traffic, and cutting off other drivers. Aggressive drivers…



Safe Driving Tips

Thousands of motor vehicle crashes take place across the U.S. every year, and the state of Wisconsin is no exception. Although you cannot control the behavior and driving habits of other drivers, you can take some simple steps to help you avoid the potentially disastrous consequences of a serious accident.…



Internal Injuries and Wisconsin Auto Accidents

Serious auto accidents often result in internal injuries to drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. The most common types of internal injuries include broken ribs, ruptured spleens, ruptures in the abdomen, generalized internal bleeding, and ruptures to other internal organs. The cause of these internal injuries typically is blunt force trauma resulting…



What Are the Right-of-Way Laws in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin, like every other state, has right-of-way laws that govern how motor vehicles move through intersections. The purposes of these laws is help prevent accidents at intersections. At a four-way stop, a driver must yield the right-of-way to vehicles that have entered or are approaching the intersection upon the through…



How Can I Hold a Hit-and-Run Driver Responsible?

Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents are a part of American society, and they can be extremely frustrating, especially when the accident caused you property damage and potentially serious injuries. Even worse, you are not likely to have the opportunity to hold the driver responsible for your losses if police are unable to…



Common Distracted Driving Habits of Wisconsin Drivers

Any type of motor vehicle is extremely powerful, which means that a driver who isn’t paying attention, even for just a second, can cause significant damages to other vehicles and to other drivers, passengers, and bystanders. When you aren’t completely focused on driving, you can pose a serious danger to…



Opioid Usage Following Car Accident Injuries

Many car accidents result in severe injuries, and it is not unusual for pain from the injuries linger for months, or perhaps even permanently. Pain medication, including opioids, can be a part of your daily medication regimen in order to keep chronic pain at bay. However, this medication has come…




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