Accident Articles

National Safety Council estimates 40,200 traffic fatalities in 2016, double those for 2014

Two cars damaged from head on collision

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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What NOT to do if you’re in a car accident!

Two vehicle accident at intersection

I’ve written before about what to do if you are in a car accident. In this article, I’m going to address what NOT to do if you’re in a car crash, so that you can avoid some mistakes that could…
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Safety advocates want vehicle “crash” to replace vehicle “accident”

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What’s in a name? “Tis but thy name that is my enemy…,” spoketh Shakespeare’s Juliet. So do we want to change the words motor vehicle “accident” to motor vehicle “crash” to make the meaning more definitive, to impress upon people’s…
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How to escape your vehicle when it is submerged in water

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Whether you believe in climate change or not, the recent number of flash flood warnings in Arkansas and elsewhere give rise to an important question. Would you know how to escape if your vehicle becomes submerged in water? According to…
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