Year: 2019

The Risk Of Side Impact Crashes In Utah

The Risk Of Side Impact Crashes

Also referred to as a T-bone accident and a broadside crash, a side-impact involves the front of a car hitting the side of another. This collision creates a T-shape, creating the more common name of a “T-bone.” Considering the nature of these accidents, side-impact accidents are extremely common at an intersection. Side impacts are one of the most dangerous kinds of traffic accidents. Our firm has helped many people who were injured in side-impact accidents. …

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Despite Awareness & New Laws, Motorcycle Deaths Are On The Rise

Despite Awareness & New Laws, Motorcycle Deaths Are On The Rise

Even though there has been greater safety awareness involving motorcycles in recent years, the number of deaths due to motorcycle accidents are on the rise. Motorcycles are a very popular way to get around. Many times, motorcyclists would rather ride a motorcycle than drive a car due to the sense of freedom and adventure which isn’t found in other vehicles. Sadly, despite all the benefits found in motorcycle riding, there is an increase in risk. …

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A Guide To Safely Stopping On The Highway

A Guide To Safely Stopping On The Highway

Is It Legal to Pull Over Onto the Shoulder of a Highway? Utah law takes into consideration that people sometimes have to pull over on the highway for many reasons. Essentially, if you are experiencing car trouble or some type of emergency, you are allowed to pull over onto the shoulder of the highway. In certain cases, that is the purpose of the highway shoulder. Parking on the shoulder makes sure that the driver is …

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Intersection Safety Procedures

Intersection Safety Procedures

Intersections are designed to help prevent traffic jams and encourage the flow of traffic. They also make it so drivers can more easily get where they are going. Sadly, some intersections are very poorly designed, causing them to confuse motorists instead of aiding them. This is particularly common in intersections that have designated turn lanes. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) identified that intersections were particularly hazardous over 25 years ago. …

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Red Light & Stop Sign Laws In Utah

Red Light & Stop Sign Laws In Utah

What Is Red Light Running? If a car enters an intersection right after a traffic light has changed to red, the driver has committed a violation of the rules of the road. Drivers are — for some reason — in an intersection when the signal changes, such as those who are waiting to take a left-hand turn, are not considered red-light runners. In locations where drivers are allowed to make a right turn on red, …

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