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7 Hazards to watch for when driving this spring

Spring is in the air. Daffodils are blooming. The trees are budding. Drivers are not worried about ice and snow any longer. But that does not mean that the roads are completely safe. There are plenty of problems on the roads in spring. Here are seven things you should be aware of as the earth thaws out:

Drivers unsure about self-driving technology

If you have been shopping for a new car or other passenger vehicle in Indiana lately, you may have noticed some self-driving features available depending upon the model of vehicle you were looking at. More and more new cars are coming equipped with these features like parking assistance or emergency braking. At the same time, fully autonomous vehicles are getting closer to being on the road with human-driven vehicles. Just how safe will this be?

Provisions regarding trucker rest periods removed

The thought of being involved in any vehicle accident is one no Indiana resident wants to consider. When that accident might involve a semi truck or other large commercial vehicle, the thought is even worse and understandably so due to the extreme size of these vehicles. Sadly, crashes do happen with these big rigs and sometimes they are caused by overly fatigued drivers.

License plates part of anti-distracted driving campaign

Indiana residents who have smartphones may know that the urge to check a text or make a call while driving can be real. However, this is an extremely dangerous thing. Even people who say they know better sometimes look at their phones when behind the wheel. Some reports indicate as many as 57 percent of people have done this. 

Safety tips for pedestrians

At some point, any Indiana resident may find himself or herself as a pedestrian among moving vehicles. Whether running or walking for exercise or simply walking from a car across a parking lot or a street to a building, navigating traffic comes with a natural set of risks.

What to do if you get into a car accident

Driving can be dangerous, even if you do everything you can do to obey the laws while you are out on Indiana's roads and highways. That is because environmental factors like the temperature can often contribute to the hazards you face while you are on the road, as can the actions of other drivers. The result is that even the safest drivers can expect to get into an accident sooner or later, and the best way to handle it is to be prepared. That way, you can face the situation and come through with everything you need to get back on your feet again.

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