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Best ideas to avoid a crash this holiday season

Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's Eve may not be here yet, but we are in the midst of the holiday season. It starts on Thanksgiving and runs through the month of December. Many will be traveling long distances to visit family or embarking on holiday shopping at a local plaza. When you drive this time...

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Be Careful When Using Automated Steering Correction -- It May Be More Dangerous Than You Think.

. We are now seeing a wave of semi-autonomous automotive technology previously unimagined. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) come standard on many new cars. These systems have features designed to prevent collisions, lane departures or centerline crossing. How well does this technology work? Can we safely rely on ADAS when needed most? Glitches found in automated...

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The best ideas for preventing injuries in car fires

If you drive a Hyundai, Kia, or Tesla electric car, you may want to consider the risk of your vehicle catching fire. According to Consumer Reports, this happens more often than we think and is becoming a growing problem, with the advent of electric cars. Earlier this year, Hyundai and Kia recalled about 168,000 of its cars...

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The best ideas to avoid boating crashes

Ohio is home to thousands of lakes and bodies of water used by many fishing and recreational boaters. Summit Lake and the Portage Lakes are just a stone's throw away from Akron's city limits. Since we're currently in the midst of peak boating season, it's important that vessel owners and occupants understand that boating can...

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How dangerous is it to use a smartphone while driving?

Some people say they are so good at driving they can look at their smartphones without creating a safety risk. Research shows they are only fooling themselves and posing a risk to their lives and everyone sharing the road. Distracted driving is very dangerous and a common factor in car accidents in Ohio, western Pennsylvania...

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Gervelis Law Firm on Car Drivers’ Aggressive Behavior Toward Cyclists

Bicyclists are considered less than human by nearly a third to half of respondents, according to a survey in Australia. The dehumanization found in examining aggressive drivers and bicyclists raises questions about violence, like motorists targeting bicyclists by driving vehicles too close to them, which can lead to crashes and injuries. How drivers view bicyclists...

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An Ohio Attorney Discusses Poor Highway Safety

No matter how safe you may feel, anytime you travel on Ohio roads, you are at risk of being involved in a traffic accident. In 2017, the state saw a total of 1,094 fatal crashes with 1,179 deaths, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol. In an annual road safety report released by Advocates for Highway...

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