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October 2017 Archives

Driver's third DWI kills motorcyclist

It should not be any surprise to people in Indiana that driving a motor vehicle after drinking or while under the influence of drugs is not only illegal but incredibly reckless and dangerous. Despite many public awareness campaigns over the years, sadly there remain people who will not put away their keys after they have consumed alcohol or used drugs. Even sadder is the fact that innocent people continue to be hurt or killed because of this.

Why bikers should be wary of distracted drivers

Every time you take to the road on your motorcycle in Indiana, you do so with the expectation that you can share it safely with other motorists. Your bike offers you a lot less protection than cars and trucks. If an accident happens, you could potentially end up with life-threatening injuries. 

Drunk driving deaths spike in Indiana

It should be no surprise to anyone in Indiana that grabbing a set of car keys and getting behind the steering wheel after drinking alcohol is dangerous. For several decades you have likely heard advocacy groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving or law enforcement entities highlight these risks and raise awareness about alternatives to getting home. Sadly, too many people continue to disregard what is a known fact - that drinking and driving is a deadly combination.

Speeding a factor in fatality jump

Indiana residents may well be excited to hear about advances in automotive technology designed to improve safety. Things like forward collision warning, backup cameras and more are meant to help prevent accidents. Other technologies like airbags focus on reducing the severity of injuries to people if an accident does in fact occur. However, despite all of these types of advances, not only do accidents still happen but more people are dying in car crashes than in prior years.

Are pitbulls inherently dangerous?

If you are like most people in Indiana, you have heard more than your fair share of stories about a pitbull attacking a person. In some of the most extreme situations, humans including children and elderly people, have been killed by these dogs. But, is it right for people to think that all pitbulls are bad? How much responsibility does a dog's owner have in these situations?