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Virginia lawmakers revive legislation to crack down on distracted driving accidents

Approximately 7,654 people have died on Virginia roadways from 2009-2018. The state reached a low point in 2014 (703 deaths), but since then, the number of deaths has been rising each year. There were 820 traffic fatalities in 2018. Distracted driving is among the leading causes of serious and fatal crashes in Virginia. Safety experts...

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Volvos recalled due to dangerous doors

It's a nightmare scenario: your car door suddenly opens while navigating a turn, curve, or roundabout. You or a passenger in your car can fall out and make contact with the pavement. You can even be struck by another car. If you own a Volvo S60 sedan or V60 wagon manufactured from June 2, 2010...

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Survey: More drowsy drivers are on the road

As more Americans juggle busy schedules and work longer hours, fatigue has become an unfortunate part of our culture. Insufficient sleep is the culprit. Fatigue affects everyone, especially drivers. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 800 people were killed in crashes caused by drowsy driving in 2017. Many fatal...

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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 Now, due to technological advances and improvements to vehicle design, that concept of back seat safety has become outdated, according to NBC News.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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