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Top 5 Traffic Laws Broken in Mississippi

Published on Jan 16, 2020 at 9:00 am in Car Accidents.
Top 5 Traffic Laws Broken in Mississippi

Traffic laws exist to maintain order on the road and prevent accidents. Breaking any one of those laws results in consequences. When a driver violates a traffic law, they’re often issued a moving or non-moving citation.

A moving violation happens when a traffic law is violated when a car is moving. Non-moving violations also tend to happen when a car is moving, which can confuse some drivers. The difference is the way the violations are treated by the court and the Department of Licensing (DOL). In general, non-moving violations are not reported to the DOL. The violation, however, determines the type of citation the driver is issued. The more severe the broken law, the higher the fine or penalty.

While drivers all over Mississippi break a variety of traffic laws every day, there are some that are more common than others. Let’s take a look at the top five.

What Are Some Surprising Causes of Distracted Driving?

Published on Dec 19, 2019 at 11:32 am in Car Accidents.
What Are Some Surprising Causes of Distracted Driving?

Many people are aware of the dangers of distracted driving. Whenever something takes a driver’s attention away from the road, they can get in an accident. Drivers may know of some common distractions, like cell phones and eating, and can take certain precautions to avoid them. While keeping a phone out of arm’s reach as well as keeping any food out of the driver’s lap or passenger seat are great methods to prevent these distractions from getting their attention away from the road, there are other forms of distractions that the driver may have not prepared for. Let’s take a look at some of these surprising distractors a driver can encounter.

A Basic Guide to Mississippi Auto Insurance Laws

Published on Oct 24, 2019 at 5:41 am in Car Accidents.
A Basic Guide to Mississippi Auto Insurance Laws

Driving is a necessity when you need to get from point A to point B. But you can’t just get in a car and drive. Like many states, you need auto insurance before driving in Mississippi. If you plan on cruising around Biloxi, you need to know the basics of the state’s automobile insurance laws so that you’re protected legally and have peace of mind if an accident occurs.

How Often Does Chronic Pain Result After a Car Accident?

Published on Oct 17, 2019 at 6:13 am in Car Accidents.
How Often Does Chronic Pain Result After a Car Accident?

Medical professionals group pain into two categories. Acute pain, which is what you’re likely to experience immediately following a car accident, is a sharp or sudden pain that decreases over time. Chronic pain, however, lasts for an indefinite amount of time and doesn’t improve on its own.

If you’re experiencing chronic pain after an accident, you’re not alone. Many car accident victims find themselves in similar situations. Part of dealing with chronic pain is understanding why is happens and how it can affect you.

5 Facts Out-of-State Drivers Traveling to Mississippi Should Know

Published on Sep 26, 2019 at 9:08 am in Car Accidents.
5 Facts Out-of-State Drivers Traveling to Mississippi Should Know

Whether you’re headed to your vacation destination in Mississippi or you’re just passing through the state, it’s important to know the rules of the road. Traffic laws and vehicle requirements are established at the state level. This means that as you cross state lines, the laws can change. If you’re planning on driving in or through Mississippi, here are five facts out-of-state drivers should know.

When Is a Senior Citizen at Risk for Causing a Car Accident?

Published on Sep 12, 2019 at 7:54 am in Car Accidents.
When Is a Senior Citizen at Risk for Causing a Car Accident?

Driving requires constant attention. When we get older, sometimes we can’t focus like we used to. While driving allows senior citizens independence, it’s not always safe. There are signs that your loved one’s health could be declining that directly affect their driving abilities. Even if they don’t realize they’re dangerous behind the wheel, they could get into a car accident and injure themselves and others.

According to Consumer Reports, about 14 million Americans a year are in car accidents caused by senior citizens. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that nearly 300,000 people over 65 years of age were injured or killed in a car crash in 2016. Those high numbers prove the need for caution when it comes to senior citizens driving.

What Happens If a Collision Happens at a Car Dealership?

Published on Aug 29, 2019 at 6:21 am in Car Accidents.
What Happens If a Collision Happens at a Car Dealership?

There’s plenty of places to buy a car in Biloxi. Test driving a car can be nerve wracking experience because you’re driving a vehicle that is new to you. You want to look at all the unfamiliar features that you can even though doing so may be a distraction. Cars can also have different sensitivities for the gas, brakes, steering, and other features, which may take the driver by surprise.

If you’ve been involved in a car accident while test driving a vehicle at a car dealership, it will help you to know how liability is handled in these situations. The first thing to know is that no matter what, you want to file a police report after any collision, but especially during a test drive. This proves that the incident happened, and the officer might write down who they find responsible in their report. This can help you if anyone takes you to court for the accident in a vehicle you were test driving.

Which Highway Lanes Are the Most Dangerous to Drive In?

Published on Jul 1, 2019 at 1:29 pm in Car Accidents.
Which Highway Lanes Are the Most Dangerous to Drive In?

Depending on where you live, you might travel on highways on a daily basis. If this is the case, you’ve likely seen a number of negligent drivers on the road. When drivers are unaware of how to drive on a highway, they can cause serious accidents. Part of understanding how to operate on freeways involves recognizing how the different lanes work and which lanes are the most dangerous to drive in.

Lane Selection on High-Speed Roadways

Part of what makes driving on highways so dangerous is that not all drivers are aware of how the different lanes are supposed to function. On a typical freeway, there are five types of lanes: the acceleration lane, merging area, through lane, passing lane, and deceleration lane.

Penalties for Leaving the Scene of the Accident in Mississippi

Published on May 30, 2019 at 6:59 am in Car Accidents.
Penalties for Leaving the Scene of the Accident in Mississippi

Car accidents can be difficult to deal with, especially right after the incident happens. Fortunately, there are laws in place to help people deal with the event in an efficient manner. When a negligent driver disregards the protocols and leaves the scene, they are committing a crime. If you’ve been the victim of a hit-and-run, you may have questions about why they did what they did and what will happen to the other driver if they’re found.

What Are the Dangers of Driving Too Slowly?

Published on May 16, 2019 at 10:42 am in Car Accidents.
What Are the Dangers of Driving Too Slowly?

When we hear about dangerous driving behaviors, one of the most common ones is speeding. It reduces the driver’s ability to control their vehicle and they have much less time to respond to situations on the road. But what you may not know is the other side of this. Driving too slowly for the road is also a risk to everyone. It disrupts the flow of traffic and can still lead to accidents and injuries.

What Happens When Someone Drives Too Slowly?

It’s one of the most annoying situations when you’re caught behind a slow driver. Everyone has a schedule that they’re trying to stick to and dealing with someone who won’t drive at the speed limit adds more frustration into the mix. This makes the people around the slow driver progressively more angry, which increases the risk of an accident occurring.

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