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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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Lafayette Attorneys Speak Out on Lagging Traffic Safety Laws

Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety, as well as other safety groups, are urging states to implement more highway safety laws. Among those states is Indiana, which, according to a new national report, is lagging when it comes to preventing fatal traffic accidents. Motorcycle helmet laws One law the Hoosier state hasn't implemented is all-rider...

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Lafayette Attorneys Discuss Winter Weather Driving Hazards

Winter in Lafayette, Indiana can be brutal. Not only do we get hit with massive snowstorms (like most of the north), we're also fairly close to the Great Lakes. The lake effect snow bands may be more prominent further north, but they can still impact our roadways.   Highway accidents are bound to happen during hazardous winter weather. In the...

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