The time has come for bikers to remove the phrase “I laid my bike down” from our vocabulary.. and never say that to an insurance adjuster.
Have you ever been in a crash where the other person received a ticket, but their insurance company still wanted to fight whether they are at fault? Many clients are puzzled when they find out that THE TICKET DOESN’T USUALLY MATTER!. Continue reading “WHAT, THE TICKET DOESN’T MATTER?”
Blinkers, turn signals, flashers, whatever you want to call them, have seemingly gone by the wayside on the roadways these days. Apparently many drivers either believe that the rest of us can read their minds, or they just think that they are the only ones on the road. Every vehicle is equipped with electronic signals so that the driver can let the rest of us in on the secret about whether they intend to turn or change lanes. If the vehicle doesn’t have electronic signals, then arm signals are a wonderful substitute. Continue reading “The Rest Of Us Can’t Read Your Mind!”
And the answer Alex is, “What is 80 mph”. The changes over time on our interstate highways in Virginia, to speed limits ranging from 55 mph to 65 mph and even to 70 mph, have left some drivers confused as to just how much trouble they can get into when they fail to pay attention to the speed limit. The confusion was brought home recently by a client who was traveling on Interstate 95 heading through Emporia. The speed limit was 70 mph and, according to the kindly state trooper that stopped him, he was traveling at 81 mph. To my client’s shock and surprise, the trooper handed him a traffic summons citing him with Reckless Driving. He was ready for the speeding ticket for driving 11 miles over the limit, but knew he wasn’t driving recklessly. So here he was, in my office, afraid he was going to jail. Continue reading “How Reckless is Reckless Driving?”