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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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Traffic Deaths In Virginia Still Remain High

The growing economy and reduced fuel prices means one thing for Virginia drivers: more people are on the road. With more people sharing the roadways, driving becomes riskier than ever, even for the most cautious motorists.  According to an article by The Verge, over the last few years, traffic deaths have been hovering around 40,000. In 2017, there...

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How Automobile Technology Can Cause Distracted Driving

Automobile technology is rapidly making headway. Many new vehicles are already equipped with semi-autonomous and infotainment technology – which are both intended to eliminate human error or increase convenience.  We recently discussed the danger of livestreaming while driving following an autonomous Uber accident that left a Phoenix pedestrian dead.   But while most drivers will eventually have the option to utilize this technology, it’s not...

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Drivers Must Be Aware of Pedestrians and Bicyclists in Roanoke School Zones

Drivers are already noticing the increased congestion on Roanoke roads during morning and afternoon rushes as children head back to school. In addition to those on buses and in parent drop-off and pick-up lanes, a fair portion of students walk or ride bicycles. Motorists who are speeding, rolling through stop signs or paying more attention...

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Roanoke Car Accident Risk Heightened by Livestreaming Drivers

Smartphones contribute to Virginia car accidents at a startling rate due to the level of distraction they provoke. But there's an even more serious form of distracted driving involving smartphones - livestreaming. This includes watching real-time videos or filming live videos for social media audiences while behind the wheel. Dangers posed by livestreaming and driving...

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Avoiding Drunk Driving Accidents in Virginia

The summer travel season is among the deadliest times of the year for drunk-driving crashes. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles reports drunk-driving crashes claimed 248 lives last year and injured more than 4,400. Intoxicated driving ranked behind only speeding as the deadliest driving behavior. Driving Tests has published a number of summer safe-driving tips...

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Roanoke Drivers Using Hands-Free Devices Are Still Distracted

Distracted driving has become a major public health risk in Virginia. Drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and other road users are all placed in danger when a driver is distracted. Distraction has become even more pervasive as smart phones, navigation systems, and in-vehicle information and entertainment systems have become almost universal. Some drivers make efforts to...

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