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Distracted Driving Responsible for 10 Percent of Traffic Fatalities

Distracted driving may not be a new issue, but its growth since the development of mobile devices has brought a new awareness to this deadly driving behavior.  In fact, a recent analysis of 1.4 million copies of police records from Ohio State University determined that almost half of all crashes within the state involved a distracted driver. Although that analysis was conducted in another state, national statistics indicate that distracted [...]

2018-06-11T09:48:00+00:00June 11, 2018|Distracted Driving|

Audi Takes Aim at Distracted Driving with New Technology

Distracted driving causes an estimated nine deaths each day and at least 1, 000 injuries, yet drivers continue to use their cell phones while behind the wheel. The car manufacturer, Audi, is trying to combat those statistics with a new type of technology. Learn more about their efforts, discover what rights you may have if a distracted driver injures you or someone you love, and obtain information on how an [...]

2017-12-21T09:54:00+00:00December 21, 2017|Distracted Driving|

Alcohol and Distractions Are Driving Up the Rate of Pedestrian Accidents

As health and environmental concerns peak among the U.S. population, the number of pedestrians on the road continues to rise. Sadly, so does the rate of pedestrian accidents. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) says alcohol and distractions are driving factors in the increase. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a pedestrian crash, and alcohol or distracted driving was involved, you may be entitled [...]

2017-11-15T09:53:00+00:00November 15, 2017|Pedestrian Accidents|

Tennessee is Taking a Heavy-Handed Approach to Texting and Driving

The average text takes about five seconds to create and send. If traveling at 55 miles per hour in a vehicle, that means your eyes have been off the road long enough to travel the length of a football field. Of course, since your eyes are not on the road, that is like driving through the field blindfolded. If you imagine an obstacle course on that field, it is not [...]

2016-11-02T09:09:00+00:00November 2, 2016|Appleton Car Accident Attorneys|

Tennessee is Taking a Heavy-Handed Approach to Texting and Driving

The average text takes about five seconds to create and send. If traveling at 55 miles per hour in a vehicle, that means your eyes have been off the road long enough to travel the length of a football field. Of course, since your eyes are not on the road, that is like driving through the field blindfolded. If you imagine an obstacle course on that field, it is not [...]

2016-11-02T09:09:00+00:00November 2, 2016|Appleton Car Accident Attorneys|

New Technologies Aim to Reduce Distracted Driving Accident Rates

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driving while texting is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated. In fact, distracted driving is estimated to injure more than 1, 153 people and kill more than nine others in the United States each day. Unfortunately, drivers seem to be missing the point because an alarming 70 percent of drivers still admit to using their smartphones while driving. Emerging [...]

2015-12-31T07:00:00+00:00December 31, 2015|Car Accidents|
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