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Banning teen drivers from texting saves lives

State laws that prohibit teens from distracted driving behavior such as texting result in fewer deaths, according to a recent study. Doctors conducted research to find out if laws focusing on distracted driving among teens work. The study, titled Distracted Driving Laws and Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities, found much lower car crash death rates in...

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Common injuries caused by rear-end collisions

Rear-end collisions are one of the most common crash types. They often occur when the car that is hit is stopped or traveling slowly. A rear-end collision may be a small fender bender or a high-impact crash. Despite the level of severity, they usually cause injuries. Whiplash and spinal injuries The most common injury sustained...

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Explanation sought for rise in pedestrian deaths

Traffic collisions involving cars have declined throughout the U.S. annually for the third year in a row, according to 2019 preliminary estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This may seem like good news for drivers, but not so much for pedestrians. According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), there were 17 pedestrian...

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Tips for staying safe when riding a bicycle

The COVID-19 pandemic has had many people pent up in their homes. Now, with the warmer weather arriving, more people are looking to get out of their homes and get moving. According to a Bloomberg article, commuters are turning to cycling as a safer alternative to crowded trains and bus stations. In addition, children are...

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How can I take legal action if I was severely injured in a car accident?

Our attorneys suggest certain actions to take immediately after a crash. These include taking pictures of the crash scene, documenting the details, and speaking to witnesses can give your attorney the tools to piece together a solid car accident claim. A crash that results in severe injuries may change the course of your claim dramatically,...

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Another 500,000 Teslas might get recalled for complaints of unintended acceleration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is considering whether to investigate and recall 500,000 Tesla cars over reports of sudden acceleration. A petition cites 127 consumer complaints to the NHTSA involving 110 crashes and 52 injuries involving Tesla vehicles. Reuters and The Verge, a technology news outlet, reported on the petition. The petition covers:...

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Why many don't feel safe using rideshares

Whether you're a daily commuter or a visitor, rideshare apps such as Uber and Lyft offer a convenient and affordable way to get around. While most rideshare drivers behave in a safe and professional manner, some behave erratically. This small handful of drivers has tainted the industry and has even deterred some prospective riders from...

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How can speeding deaths be prevented on Seattle streets?

Speeding is one of the leading causes of fatal crashes in the United States, with more than 9,300 deaths occurring in 2018, according to crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There are two primary reasons why speed-related crashes are typically serious or fatal. One is the increased time and distances required to...

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Roadway infrastructure, a leading factor in rising number of pedestrian deaths

Cars are becoming notably safer. With advanced vehicle safety features, roadway infrastructure that favors vehicular traffic, and laws cracking down on cellphone use behind the wheel, traffic fatalities are steadily beginning to decline. For pedestrians, however, the opposite is happening. According to federal statistics, nearly 50,000 pedestrians have been killed on American roads over the...

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