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Roanoke lawyers reveal the growing danger of drunk and drug-impaired driving

While Virginia police officers are trained to identify and stop impaired drivers, they can't be everywhere at all times. Sadly, far too many impaired drivers go unnoticed until it's too late — when someone has been severely hurt in a crash or lost their life. Despite a significant reduction over the past three decades, drunk driving crashes...

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Back Seat Passengers More Likely to be Fatally Injured in a Crash, New Study Says

It’s a common assumption that the back seat of a car is the safest place to be during a crash. Historically speaking, that assumption was spot on. Now, due to technological advances and improvements to vehicle design, that concept of back seat safety has become outdated, according to NBC News. The front seat prioritized over the...

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Deaths rise as motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians share the road

Share the road, drivers, because the alternative can be injuries and deaths from crashes with motorcyclists, bike riders and pedestrians. Fatalities of motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians from crashes with vehicles have increased in the past 10 years, according to a recent post by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The challenges of less visible...

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Virginia Attorneys on Public Distrust in Self-Driving Vehicles

It’s the wave of the future that some Americans anticipate – self-driving vehicles. Yet due to a slew of fatal crashes caused by system defects, an underlying fear encompasses the rollout of this technology. The American Automobile Association (AAA) conducted a survey, which found that roughly 71 percent of participants are not comfortable with riding...

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The Best Ideas to Avoid Widespread Distracted Driving in VA

Distracted driving has become a growing factor in traffic-related injuries and deaths. In 2017, approximately 208 traffic fatalities in Virginia were believed to be caused by distracted driving. Reported incidents may not represent the true number of deaths caused by distracted drivers who may not have left behind any evidence. of being distracted behind the...

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Virginia Attorneys Identify The Danger Of Cloudy Headlights

We rely on our headlights every night to help us drive in the dark and get safely home, but, over time, headlights gradually become cloudy, due to extended sun exposure. The bright, hot sun causes discoloration of the protective plastic covers on headlights, which makes it harder for any light to shine through.   Cloudy headlights can lead to...

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Dangers of Multitasking Behind the Wheel: Roanoke Attorneys Discuss

Distracted driving is more common than you may think. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 481,000 drivers use their cellphones behind the wheel. That means at any given time, drivers around you could be distracted.   This is particularly dangerous considering that distracted driving accidents resulted in 3,450 road deaths in 2016 and...

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