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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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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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