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Pedestrian Accident Fatalities Soar To Four-Decade High

Pedestrian accident deaths continued to climb higher last year to a record high, according to a recent pedestrian accident safety study, which offered suggestions for reducing pedestrian accidents nationwide. "Both state and national data confirm that the pedestrian safety crisis on U.S. roads is worsening," according to a recent study conducted by the Governors Highway...

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Ten Ways Drivers Can Help Prevent Motorcycle Accidents

Simple steps for drivers to increase motorcycle safety on the road Motorcyclists are often seen on the roads in Fort Wayne and throughout Indiana. But let’s face it – many drivers think of them as annoyances. That can lead to risky driving behaviors. And it only takes one negligent driver to cause a motorcycle accident...

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Distracted Driving Accidents On The Rise In Indiana

Drivers reminded to stay focused and stay safe to prevent crashes Despite tougher laws and stricter enforcement measures, the issue of distracted driving accidents in Indiana remains a serious concern. As a result, law enforcement officials across the state continue to adopt a tough stance against distracted driving. In an interview with WISH-TV, Devon McDonald,...

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Despite Minor Decrease in Traffic Deaths, More Progress is Needed

Traffic fatalities continue to plague our nation's roadways Car accident deaths remain high nationwide, according to a recent Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) study based on the most recent car accident data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). "We cannot afford to inch our way to zero traffic deaths," according to a...

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Preventing Truck Accidents: The Importance of Drug Testing Truckers

Too many wrecks are caused by impaired semi-truck drivers. Drug and alcohol abuse among commercial truck drivers presents a significant risk to everyone on the road. Operating a heavy commercial truck, weighing up to 80,000 pounds, demands clear judgment and quick reflexes from the driver. Impaired driving due to substance abuse undermines these essential capabilities,...

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Truck Accidents Are Often Caused By Inexperienced Truck Drivers

New truckers often lack the skill, knowledge, and experience to avoid causing serious and fatal truck accidents. Many truck accidents in Indiana and other states are caused by inexperienced truck drivers. This is why federal officials at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently took a hard line and denied two requests to allow...

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Impaired Truck Driving May Be Underreported

Hair-follicle testing is suggested to increase detection. Some of the most catastrophic and devastating tractor-trailer accidents involve truckers who were too high to drive. With the force of a vehicle that weighs up to 80,000 lbs when fully loaded, truck accidents can result in life-altering injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, fractured bones,...

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Federal Officials Propose Rule Changes For Commercial Truck Drivers

A Fort Wayne truck accident lawyer explains how the changes could prevent serious crashes involving tractor-trailers. To reduce the number of semi-truck accidents in Indiana and other places throughout the country, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently proposed several rule changes for commercial truck drivers, commercial motor vehicles (CMV), and commercial trucking companies....

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