Accident Articles

Driving high (DUI)

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Lots of people think that “driving under the influence” means that alcohol was involved; however, that isn’t true. Driving under the influence (DUI) can refer to alcohol and/or drugs. Unfortunately, millions of drivers in the U.S. do drive while being…
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The most common causes of head-on collisions and why they are so dangerous

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One of the most potentially catastrophic kinds of motor vehicle accidents is a head-on collision, which can all too frequently result in fatalities. The reasons this type of car crash are so dangerous is because the force of the impact…
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Apple hit with class action suit to add lock-out system to prevent texting and driving

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A new and legally interesting class action lawsuit was filed against tech giant Apple recently in California. It alleges that Apple is putting profits before safety by not having already installed a lock-out system for people who are texting and…
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National Safety Council estimates 40,200 traffic fatalities in 2016, double those for 2014

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It was only recently that I wrote an article about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) report on the surge in traffic deaths for the first nine months of 2016. Now, a report from the National Safety Council has…
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Be a safer driver in 2017, please!

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Arkansas State Police 2016 Fatal Crash Summary December 543 12/31/2016 WEST BROADWAY AVENUE 544 12/30/2016 INTERSTATE 40 WEST AT 235 MILE MARKER 541 12/29/2016 STATE HIGHWAY 11 339 12/28/2016 U.S 65S / U.S. 62E 537/538 12/27/2016 STATE HIGHWAY 367 540…
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How to safely drive in the rain

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We can certainly all agree that we’ve had our share of rain recently, which makes me want to write about how to safely drive in the rain. Driving on a rainy day is more dangerous than driving on a snowy…
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New research finds most drivers indifferent to safety

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A recent survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that an estimated 87% of drivers in one month’s time engaged in at least one risky driving behavior. Such behaviors include distracted and impaired driving, driving while sleepy, speeding,…
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What happens when a passenger is injured in a motor vehicle crash

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I’ve written a lot of personal injury articles about what to do if you are ever injured in a motor vehicle accident, but I’ve never specifically addressed what happens when a passenger is injured in an accident. The big question…
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Accident fatalities in Arkansas rise 11% in first half of 2016

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Accident fatalities in Arkansas rise 11% in first half of 2016 It is with dismay that I read a recent report on the state’s motor vehicle crash fatalities for the first six months of 2016. The stats show that the…
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Extra caution needed on the road with increase of driving accidents during summer

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Many people take to the road for a vacation during the summer months, so it probably should not be a surprise that there is an increase of driving accidents during this time. Travelers add to the normal traffic volume of…
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