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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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Roanoke Trucking Accidents: Deadly Risk of an Underride

A bipartisan effort in Congress could soon end that unsettling view beneath passing tractor-trailers on the Interstate and have a significant impact on passenger, bicyclist and pedestrian safety in urban areas of Virginia. The Stop Underrides Act of 2017 would update standards for rear underride guards and require side underride guards for trailers and front...

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How Roanoke Drivers Can Protect Themselves From Black Ice

During Virginia winters, snow and ice present hazards to drivers, passengers, bikers and pedestrians alike. Some of these natural hazards are unavoidable. In other cases, drivers may be found at fault for causing weather-related collisions. When a driver’s negligence is the cause of a victim’s injuries, the victim has the right to be compensated for...

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Roanoke Drivers at Higher Risk of Accidents in Rural Areas

Decades of traffic accident research have provided Virginia drivers with insight into the risk factors for experiencing car accidents. Research also reveals risk factors for fatal injuries. This allows drivers to mitigate the damage of car accident injuries through simple safety measures. Now, new research has identified another risk factor for the severity of car...

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Car Crashes a Leading Cause of Death to Virginia Children

Children face many dangers daily. While parents cannot protect them from all hazards, risks can be mitigated with appropriate safety measures. Car accidents are a leading cause of death for both young children and teen drivers. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motor vehicle crashes are responsible for one out of every four...

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