The dangers of distracted driving are widely recognized, yet this dangerous behavior continues to threaten the health and safety of drivers in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and across the country. Statistics indicate that distraction plays a role in an alarming number of accidents, especially among those involving young drivers.
As many drivers here in Indiana and across the country can attest, it can be easy to become complacent behind the wheel. People tend to forget that they are driving what could be characterized as a deadly weapon, and when they are not focused on driving and/or paying attention to their surroundings, disaster can strike. Every year, numerous car accident deaths are blamed on distracted driving.
Accidents here in Indiana can occur for any number of reasons. The cause could be the weather, a malfunction on a vehicle, a medical condition that the driver is experiencing or something else entirely. In some cases, the car accident may have been caused by distracted driving, such as texting, eating or talking on the phone while behind the wheel. If it can be proven that the driver was engaged in one of these activities, it means that the driver was negligent in his or her driving duties. It seems as though this is the case with an accident that occurred last month.
Street racing is one of the most dangerous activities to partake in while driving. It's also illegal. Reckless drivers who engage in street racing could cause a serious or fatal car accident. In Indiana, a recent crash may have been caused by two vehicles whose drivers were racing.
Distracted driving is a growing problem in the United States and here in Indiana. Most people think about cell phone usage as the reason for distracted driving. However, there are other reasons as well, which is evidenced in a recent fatal car accident.
The surviving family members of a 63-year-old Indiana grandmother are likely struggling to cope with the trauma of her recent tragic death, and her 11-year-old grandson's critical injuries. A 37-year-old woman who was a passenger in the car also has to cope with the severe injuries she suffered. The sad reality is that the death and injuries were apparently caused by a car accident that could have been avoided.
When most people hear the term distracted driving now, they oftentimes think exclusively of texting and driving. This is due in part because of numerous national campaigns that have been geared toward teen drivers to get the message out about the risks of distracted driving. Whether you've read about it on our blog or heard the message from one of these campaigns, you probably know all about the serious and fatal consequences of distracted driving.
Whether caused by driver fatigue, poor weather or lack of attention accidents involving trucks often result in devastating injuries and loss of life. 18-wheelers, construction vehicles and commercial delivery vehicles can not only destroy other motor vehicles, but can lead to the death of drivers and passengers alike.
Guardrails are a common and oftentimes expected sight along roadways all over the nation. Intended to prevent vehicles from exiting the freeway and landing in potentially dangerous areas, these devices are also at the center of several lawsuits that claim one particular design, the ET-Plus system built by Trinity Industries Inc, may be actually putting motorists' lives in danger.
Do you consider yourself to be a good multitasker? If you said yes, you're not alone. A lot of people consider themselves to be excellent multitaskers. In this day and age you almost have to be in order to successfully juggle the plethora of activities and trips we often cram into our days.