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What to do (and not do) After a Car Accident

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Car accidents can be some of the most sudden, hectic, and unpredictable events a person can experience. It can be extremely difficult to remember what to do in the moments after an accident when your adrenaline is bound to be pumping and all your instincts are on edge. So we’ve put together this list… Read More »

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Cost of Care for a Catastrophically Injured Child

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Injury is the number one cause of death for children and teenagers in the United States. Catastrophic childhood injuries are one of the hidden public health crises of our time, leading to an annual death toll of about 950,000 young people worldwide. Some of the most common causes of catastrophic injury are road accidents,… Read More »

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Apple Combats Distracted Driving

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A new feature introduced by Apple in its iOS 11 operating system, released for iPhones on September 19, may go a long way to adding an extra degree of safety and preventing one of the leading causes of automobile accidents — distracted driving. The company hopes its Do Not Disturb While Driving feature will… Read More »

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These Technologies Might Solve the Distracted Driving Problem

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Across the United States, 3,477 people were killed by distracted driving in 2015. Even though distracted driving doesn’t always mean texting while driving, distracted driving deaths have been on the rise ever since texting became popular. Fortunately, both car manufacturers and phone companies are aware of the problems of distracted driving, and they’re working… Read More »

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Texting While Driving—More Dangerous than you Think?

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Since 2014, deaths on America’s roads have risen by 14.4 percent. A total of 37,461 people died in traffic accidents during 2016, according to a recent survey from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Phone use while driving may be one of the hidden causes of the rise in highway fatalities. Some of… Read More »

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Sleep Apnea Screenings Won’t Be Mandatory for Truckers 

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A variety of health issues prevent truckers from being as attentive as they should when behind the wheel. They create alarming safety hazards for other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Obstructive sleep apnea is an especially concerning condition, as it prevents drivers from obtaining the quality sleep they need to remain alert on the road…. Read More »

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Software-Related Recalls Give Scare to Ram Truck Owners

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Vehicle technology is always improving. The latest active safety features reduce the risk of collision, while advanced airbag technology minimizes the likelihood of injury in the event of a crash. Unfortunately, today’s vehicles are far from perfect, as evidenced by a recall initiated by Fiat Chrysler in May 2017. This recall has drivers worried… Read More »

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2017 Holiday Travel Safety Reminders

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The holiday season is a time for celebration and warmth for many American families. It’s also a time for massive amounts of travel. During the Thanksgiving weekend, the number of long-distance trips (that is, trips longer than 50 miles) on the road jumps by 54 percent, and during the Christmas/New Year’s period it spikes… Read More »

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Who Will Keep Drivers Informed About Automation?

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During the car-buying process, we all depend on car dealerships to let us know about the features of vehicles in the showroom. But with technology, automation, and artificial intelligence advancing at an incredible rate, how much can we depend on dealerships to keep us well-informed about the ever-expanding list of add-ons? Not as much… Read More »

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Teen Drinking & Driving

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For drivers aged 16-19 in the United States, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute (IIHSHLDI) reports the fatal crash rate is three times as high as it is for drivers 20 years old and older. In 2015 alone, 2,715 teenagers died in accidents. The reasons are apparent. Teens most often… Read More »

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