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September 2016 Archives

What are the costs of motorcycle accidents?

Motorcycle accidents can have catastrophic consequences for victims. They can be costly to victims and their families on a physical, financial and emotional level. Motorcyclists can be uniquely vulnerable to the actions of careless and negligent drivers on the roadways. Unfortunately, drivers don't always exercise the care and attention that is necessary to help keep motorcycle riders safe on the roadways.

Train accident victims killed in Oklahoma City area

Some of our readers may have heard that a train accident in the Oklahoma City area recently killed a pedestrian. The freight train struck the pedestrian victim, who died as a result of the injuries suffered in the train accident. Several streets were closed and the train remained on the tracks without moving for a couple of hours while crews processed the train accident scene. Following the accident, the cause was being investigated by authorities.

Distracted driving is a serious problem but victims have options

Previous posts here have discussed the dangers of texting and driving, the increase in fatal traffic accidents and the potential for distracted driving to impact the number of car accidents facing our communities. In general, distracted driving is a growing problem that is also potentially leading to a growth in fatal traffic accidents.

Recent report reveals fatal car accidents have increased

A recent post here discussed the dangers and problems associated with texting and driving. A recent report from the National Safety Council revealed that car accident fatalities were up by 9 percent. If the trend continues, 2016 could be the deadliest year for drivers in the United States since 2007. According to the National Safety Council's preliminary data, car accident fatalities increased by 9 percent for the first six months of 2016 compared to the same time period for 2015. The increase is 18 percent higher than for the same time period in 2014.

The statistics behind the dangers of texting and driving

Texting and driving is a dangerous and life-threatening problem; one that many people engage in. As of last year, nine victims were killed each day because of distracted driving-related behaviors, such as texting while driving, cell phone use or eating while driving. In 2013, there were 341,000 car accidents that involved texting and driving. In addition, when a car accident occurs, there is a 1 in 4 chance that the cause of the car accident involved a cell phone. The amount of cell phone use while driving increases the likelihood of a car accident by four times.

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