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AAA study shows that drivers rely too much on ADAS technology

Many new cars are coming standard with autonomous and semi-autonomous safety features known as active driver assistance systems (ADAS). These systems can control car functions involving acceleration, braking and steering. They also use sensors, radar and lasers to identify potential crash risks and alert drivers. While ADAS technology may be helpful in mitigating the risk...

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How can a chiropractor help me recover from an accident-related injury?

Whether you were involved in a high-speed collision or a fender bender, it's possible that you sustained some damage to your spine. It may not be immediately noticeable, however. Symptoms linked to spinal injuries can manifest several days or weeks after a crash. They can also cause long-term and sometimes permanent pain and discomfort. Symptoms...

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Distracted driving may have become even worse within the last 2 years, according to study

Law enforcement and safety advocates have warned drivers not to text and drive for several years. Yet, distracted driving still remains one of the leading causes of serious and fatal crashes. Distracted driving can include any activity that involves visual, manual, or cognitive distraction. In 2018, more than 2,800 people in the United States were...

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Who is liable for drunk driving accidents under Indiana's dram shop law?

Drunk driving is a leading cause of severe crash-related injuries and fatalities across Indiana. In 2018, approximately 227 out of 858 statewide traffic fatalities were alcohol-related, according to the NHTSA. Drunk driving is completely preventable. Drivers can make a choice to either get behind the wheel after having too much to drink or find a...

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What is being done to prevent distracted driving crashes in Indiana?

Far too many drivers in Indiana focus their attention on other tasks that have nothing to do with driving. It's common to see another driver eating, drinking, taking care of personal hygiene, texting, or fiddling with their radios. Technology provides a great deal of convenience. People can check their social media notifications, stream videos, choose...

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How can I recover damages after a multi-vehicle car accident?

Some of the largest roadway catastrophes in Indiana involve multiple vehicles. Some may involve as few as three cars, others involve large semi-trucks or a chain reaction of several vehicles. Multiple-vehicle crashes can occur any time when several vehicles are sharing the same road. A crash scene involving several vehicles is often catastrophic and takes...

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Hundreds of fatal crashes linked to spring daylight savings

On Sunday, residents of Indiana will lose an hour of sleep as we spring forward into daylight savings. Unlike most states, Indiana only began observing daylight savings after 2006. The hour-change is problematic for many people – there is a spike in tiredness, health issues, workplace accidents, and traffic collisions. The time change throws off...

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Parking lots are not as safe as you think

Pedestrian fatalities are at an all-time high across the United States, according to federal statistics. Most pedestrian fatalities occur on roadsides with poor infrastructure and unaccommodating intersections. Speeding, distracted driving, and drunk driving are often cited as the leading causes. There is a myth that many people subscribe to: parking lots are safer than major...

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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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