July 2017 Archives

IIHS links higher speed limits with increased fatalities

Lawmakers in Rhode Island have chosen not to raise speed limits above 65 mph even on busy interstate highways, and their cautious approach likely saves dozens of lives each year according to a leading road safety group. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has studied how higher speed limits have impacted traffic accident fatalities in the United States, and it has concluded that road deaths rise by about 4 percent for each 5 mph increase. The nonprofit group also says that higher speed limits increased road fatalities by more than 30,000 between 1993 and 2013.

Consequences for a first offense DUI in Rhode Island

A first offense for driving under the influence in Rhode Island comes with varying penalties depending on the facts of your case. If you are facing charges for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions. You are likely wondering whether you will face jail time or how expensive your fines will be.

Common myths about divorce

Rhode Island couples who are getting a divorce may receive advice from others, but that advice might not be based on facts. For example, it is not possible for both parties to be represented by the same attorney. Another possible misconception is that a person's pension is protected. Divorce is one of the exceptions, and it may be divided even if only one person has worked outside the home.

Fourth of July top source of summer car accidents

Many Rhode Island families look forward to summer vacations, but traveling during the first four days of July exposes people to the highest risk of motor vehicle accidents. When the Travelers Companies, Inc. analyzed accident claim data between 2012 and 2016, the company identified the Fourth of July holiday as more dangerous than Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.


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