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Study highlights dangers of SUVs to pedestrians

Many consumers prefer to purchase sport utility vehicles for the safety these larger vehicles provide to occupants. Unfortunately, it seems that for people outside, especially those on foot, SUVs may be anything but safe. Results of a study conducted by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety indicate that more pedestrians die after being hit by SUVs than … Read more

Fiery crash in Montgomery County kills three

Most people in Ohio likely understand that every time they take to the local roads in their vehicles, they run the risk of experiencing a car accident. Yet several factors keep them from feeling deterred to undertake such an action (chief among them being the assumption that most everyone else on the road around is … Read more

Review Ohio’s distracted driving laws

Distracted driving is a serious problem in Ohio. According to the state’s Department of Transportation, devices and other distractions cause an annual average of nearly 14,000 crashes, 500 injuries and 50 fatalities. Review the Ohio laws about driving distractions to help prevent serious auto accident injury. Prohibited actions for drivers Ohio’s distracted driving law, passed by the state … Read more

How can truckers prevent fatigued driving?

Fatigued driving is a major risk for commercial truckers. Being on the road long hours, rushing to make tight deadlines, and lack of sleep can all combine to create dangerous conditions on the road. Much like driving under the influence, driving while drowsy diminishes response time, impairs judgement, and increases the risk you will be … Read more

Guide for motorcycle safety

When motorcycle accidents happen in Ohio, it is often the rider who gets injured, as motorcycles afford little protection in comparison with cars and larger vehicles. The National Safety Council found that in 2017, 14 percent of traffic fatalities were motorcyclists. Considering that only three percent of all registered vehicles in the U.S. are motorcycles, this is … Read more

Pedestrian accidents and work zones

Pedestrian accidents may happen in the roadway, when someone is trying to cross the street, but they also occur when pedestrians remain on the sidewalks and walkways. Work zones, in particular, put pedestrians in danger, both from regular traffic and from large trucks and other vehicles entering and exiting the area. According to WorkZoneSafety.org, in … Read more

3 key actions to take following a car wreck

Auto accidents can cause a great deal of harm. Last year, the Ohio State Patrol suspected that more than 18,000 crashes — a full 28% of those investigated — may have resulted in injuries. If you were in a car wreck, you may not know what procedures to follow. If this is your first accident, you … Read more

What is the adverse driving conditions exception?

Drowsy driving is a leading cause of truck accidents throughout the nation. If you have been in a truck accident, you understand just how devastating these accidents can be, as they can result in severe or disabling injuries, extensive property damage and even death.  To reduce the number of preventable drowsy driving accidents involving big … Read more