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Environmental hazards & negligent driving during the holiday season are a deadly combination

  Driving during the winter is already dangerous enough. Fewer hours of daylight, limited visibility, black ice, and snow are the common environmental factors that can significantly increase the likelihood of being involved in a crash. That likelihood increases when negligent driving behavior is thrown into the mix. According to EHS Today, there are four roadway...

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What you need to know about Indiana's No-Pay, No-Play law

According to the Insurance Information Institute, Indiana ranked No. 8 in the nation for having the highest rate of uninsured drivers in 2015 at 16.7 percent. Florida had the highest rate at 26.7 percent. The No-Pay, No-Play law applies specifically to traffic accident cases involving uninsured drivers. Most drivers injured in a crash are able...

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Driving on wet leaves is just as dangerous as driving on ice

The fall foliage in Indiana offers a breathtaking view for both residents and visitors. Before we know it, those illuminating red, yellow, and orange leaves will end up in the roads — especially in heavily-wooded areas. For those who never experienced the dangers of driving on wet leaves before, this may not seem like a big...

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Infotainment systems more distracting to older drivers, according to AAA

If you recently purchased a new car, it likely came with built-in technology similar to the features found on a smartphone. This is commonly referred to as "infotainment" technology and gives drivers the luxury of communication, internet features, apps, music streaming, and navigation, without having to pick up a handheld device. Recent research shows that...

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In an Indiana Ridesharing Accident – Who’s Responsible for Paying You?

Ridesharing accidents caused by drivers working for Uber, Lyft or another ride-hailing company are on the rise nationwide. A study released last year by the University of Chicago and Rice University found that traffic fatalities have increased overall by 2 to 3 percent nationwide from fatal car accidents caused by ridesharing companies. Then again, these...

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Can Do Not Disturb Features on Prevent Distracted Driving?

Mark Twain is credited with popularizing the saying that “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” If he were alive today, he might amend the phrase to say, “statistics about the use of smartphones while driving.” That’s because the statistics are largely dependent on self-reporting by drivers. In 2017, as cited by the Apple-focused...

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Indiana Car Accident Lawyers Ready To Help As Study Shows Higher Speed Limits On Highways Causing More Fatalities

Nearly 37,000 people died on highways in the past quarter century after speed limits rose than would have been the case if the 55 mph speed limit had been maintained nationwide. That's according to a Consumer Reports article that cited a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an insurance-industry funded group. Road deaths...

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Dizzy, drowsy, unable to stay in lane — opioid-impaired drivers

America's highways stand as the latest danger zone of the opioid epidemic as a new study found drivers on prescription medications are increasingly responsible for crashes - and possibly deaths. "Use of prescription opioids plays a significant role in the causation of fatal motor vehicle crashes," said Guohua Li, director of the Center for Injury...

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