Category: Vehicle Accidents
June 30, 2017 /
Recalled Pickup Trucks: Dangerous Vehicles on the Streets of Indiana

Auto recalls in the U.S. hit a record high last year, with more than 50 million vehicles deemed unsafe. A significant percentage of these vehicles, including many best-selling pickup trucks, have not yet been returned to the dealer for repair. This creates a real and ongoing safety hazard for motorists in our state. Traffic accidents occur in various ways. Some result from driver error. The error can be any type of driving mistake, from changing...

June 12, 2017 /
An Enormous Safety Threat to Your Teenager

Summer is not the time when most of us want to think about serious issues. Yet, if you are the parent of a teenager, you realize that summertime is when teens are most likely to be on the go, despite not having to run to school and extracurricular activities. If your teen is a new driver, this fact is one more worry for you as a parent. Those who study traffic accidents and their causes talk about the “100 Deadliest Days,” meaning the period...

June 6, 2017 /
Drowsy Driving: Automotive Technology to the Rescue

We don’t truly know how many people die in car accidents that are due to excessive sleepiness or fatigue, otherwise known as drowsy driving, because the reason is not easily tracked in accident statistics. Drowsiness cannot be measured the way DUI can be; it can only be self-reported by the driver. Despite that fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that roughly 100,000 crashes each year are caused by sleepin...

April 13, 2017 /
Think Twice About Driving After a Concussion

Are you a weekend warrior who plays sports intensely? Perhaps instead you have had a loved one who has suffered a mild concussion while they were engaged in high school or college sports. Although concussions may not seem like a big deal to some, one aspect of such a brain injury, even a seemingly-minor one, is that your ability to drive may be impaired. After a couple of days’ rest you still may not be fit to return to the road. A recent study...

April 4, 2017 /
Traffic Going in Circles Could Be Positive

The cities of Carmel and Indianapolis are feuding over traffic roundabouts. One member of the Indianapolis City Council is attempting to prevent Carmel leaders from creating roundabouts at Gray Road, Hazel Dell Parkway, Delagates Row and Randall Drive where each meet 96th Street. The claim is that the roundabouts will hurt businesses. The city councilwoman who opposed the roundabouts is Christine Scales, D-Indianapolis, who represents businesses...

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