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Do Hands-Free Devices Distract Drivers?

Ohio Upgrades Anti-Distracted Driving Law But Does Not Address Hands-Free Device Risks Distracted driving has become a major problem in the Tri-State area and on U.S. roadways everywhere. A lack of driver focus contributes to thousands of severe and fatal car accidents every year. In 2020, more than 3,000 individuals died due to distracted driving,...

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Common Seat Belt Injuries From Car Accidents

Lawyers representing car accident injury victims in OH, PA, and WV explain Seat belts save lives. Since 1975, seat belts have prevented an estimated 374,000 car accident fatalities that could have occurred if drivers or passengers had not been wearing safety restraints, according to the National Safety Council. However, seat belts can result in severe...

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5 Traffic Violations That Cause Car Accidents

Bad driving behavior is a safety hazard that can have severe consequences. When people bend or break traffic rules, they put everyone at a higher risk of being injured in a car accident. Unfortunately, since the pandemic, more car accidents have been attributed to bad driving behaviors. This includes increased incidents of speeding over 100...

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What To Do After A Car Accident That’s Not Your Fault

Car accidents have become increasingly common in recent years. Last year, crash fatalities hit a record high nationwide, according to car accident statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2021, a record 42,915 people died in fatal crashes nationwide, the most fatalities in a single year since 2005. So, what should...

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Speeding Continues to Cause Serious Car Accidents

Experts say reckless driving may be the "new normal." Rush hour has always been a difficult time to be on the road. Oftentimes, the streets are crowded and the pace is sluggish. Unfortunately, according to new research, the situation has worsened since the COVID-19 pandemic started. For rush-hour drivers, the risk of being involved in...

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U.S. Car Accident Fatalities Rise to 16-Year High

Car accident deaths nationwide increased dramatically last year to the highest single-year total in decades, according to accident statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). "We will redouble our safety efforts, and we need everyone — state and local governments, safety advocates, automakers, and drivers, to join us," said Deputy NHTSA Administrator...

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