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Auto Accident Safety Guide for the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer

Summer travel can be a lot of fun! Especially in the frigid Midwest, summer is a fantastic time to enjoy the great outdoors, attend festivals, and hang out with friends. People love to travel, and the travel frenzy is at its peak between Memorial Day and Labor Day. However, the period, between Memorial Day and…


100 Deadliest Days of Summer Auto Accident Safety Guide

Summer brings warm weather and good times to our Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and the Dakotas, but it also adds traffic to our roadways. We encourage you to drive smart and drive defensively with all the additional drivers and vehicles on the road. After all, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the time between…


Vehicle Crash Deaths Up 38% in South Dakota in 2020

Every car accident fatality is a tragedy, and unfortunately, South Dakota saw a sharp increase in the number of motor vehicle deaths in 2020. The state’s Department of Public Safety recently released a report detailing last year’s traffic accident statistics, and the information is important for all South Dakota residents to know. South Dakota Accident…


2020 was a Deadly Year on Minnesota Roads – Here are Tips for Driving Safe in Winter Weather

Hundreds of Minnesotans die in car accidents every year, but 2020 was a particular bad year for traffic fatalities. Unfortunately, almost 400 people in the state passed away due to car wrecks. Most traffic accidents are preventable, and being aware of safe driving strategies can save lives. Learning to drive safely in winter weather is…


Minnesota Records 300th Traffic Fatality of 2018

How Can You Stay Safe on Minnesota Roads? Unsafe driving behaviors often lead to tragic outcomes. To promote road safety and prevent death and injury, it’s helpful to face the facts about traffic fatalities and their causes. In Minnesota, over 300 people have already died in traffic accidents this year. Last year, Minnesota reached the…


Safe Driving Made March 2017 the Second-safest Month on the Roads in Wisconsin Since World War II

According to preliminary data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 28 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents during the month of March 2017. This was the second lowest number of people who were killed during the month of March since World War II. March of 2010 had the fewest deaths since the end of…


Iowa Traffic Fatalities on the Rise in 2016

According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, there have been 276 deaths from motor vehicle accidents so far in 2016, an increase of 18.45 percent from last year. That is more than one death per day. At this rate, it is estimated that Iowa will experience close to 400 fatalities from traffic accidents this year….


How Does a Law Firm Help You During a Legal Battle?

 If you have been injured in an accident, you already understand the stress that comes with the experience. In addition to the physical pain, you also face the anxiety associated with medical care and the ongoing efforts to receive just compensation for your injuries. Ideally, things will go as smoothly as possible following an accident,…


2012 Traffic Crash Report: Deaths Up 7 Percent from 2011

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety, Minnesota experienced 395 traffic-related deaths in 2012, up seven percent from 2011 and the first increase since 2007. This increase can likely be attributed to more miles traveled by motorists and a mild winter, which reduces the amount of caution drivers use on…


Distracted Driving Awareness Month in Minnesota

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and many Minnesotans are waking up to the dangers of inattentive driving. Distracted driving can be caused by electronic devices, food, and even the behavior of passengers, but cell phones are particularly popular and dangerous distractions. Every year, thousands of people are killed and seriously injured by distracted drivers,…


Minnesota Traffic Deaths Up in 2012

It’s an unfortunate truth that even the best drivers can be involved in car accidents. Reckless drivers, extreme weather conditions and unforeseen events can affect anyone. Since 2002, however, Minnesota has been able to report a steadily decreasing number of traffic deaths; 2007 was an exception, but the decline continued otherwise through 2011. In that…


Take Care During Child Passenger Safety Week

Every day, incorrectly installed child restraints leave children vulnerable to injury in the case of an auto accident. Surveys conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that most mistakes made by parents when installing child restraints in a vehicle are related to the areas listed below. The wrong slot is used for the…


Careful Driving for Back to School

As the children of Minneapolis load up their backpacks and return to school, Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben would like to remind you to drive carefully and stay alert for children crossing or walking along roads. Low morning visibility, active children and groggy drivers can be a dangerous combination, and it is important for drivers across…


Safe Summer Travel in Minnesota

It probably comes as no surprise that road travel in Minnesota and across the U.S. drastically increases during the warmer months. AAA cites a leveling-off in gas prices as a reason for even higher numbers of drivers traveling by car this year. Holidays and summer vacations provide opportunities for fun in the sun, but with…


Distracted Driving Pledge Aims at Increasing Awareness, Reducing Injuries

Every year, distracted driving causes thousands of accidents that result in thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries. In recent years, the advent of smartphones, GPS systems and other technological advancements have significantly increased the number of distraction-related accidents. Both public and private agencies have taken notice, declaring April “Distracted Driving Awareness Month”…


Bus Accidents- Fact Summary

If society believes seatbelts are desirable and necessary, then it’s a grave oversight for schools not to offer our children that choice. This lifesaving habit comes to a halt every September when the school year begins, as we send our children off to school on beltless buses. The arguments against seatbelts on school buses are…


School Bus Safety: Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Your children can have a lot of fun taking the bus to school every day. And, making them aware of the safety rules below can make every ride a safe and happy one. Getting Ready for the Bus: Be on time for the bus. Leave home on time. Get to your bus stop about five…


Guideline for the Safe Transportation of Pre-school Age Children in School Buses

School age children transported in school buses are safer than children transported in motor vehicles of any other type. Large school buses provide protection because of their size and weight. Further, they must meet minimum Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS’s) mandating compartmentalized seating, improved emergency exits, stronger roof structures and fuel systems, and better…


Seat Belts in New School Buses

Students Are At Risk There have been at least 62,000 pupil injuries in reported school bus accidents in the period 1991 to 1996.  There were at least 59 passenger fatalities. (Accident Facts, National Safety Council 1992-97 editions; Fatal Accident Reporting System) Research done by CNN shows that school bus passenger injuries have risen by 94%…


Southwest Minnesota School Bus Accident

Speeding may have caused an accident Tuesday involving a school bus and a small car just before 4:00 p.m. in southwest Minnesota, about three miles northeast of Pipestone. Five students from the Pipestone Area School District ranging in age from elementary school to high school were on board. Two students were taken to the hospital…

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