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Jeffersonville teens, it's National Teen Driver Safety Week

With an abundance of high school and college students in and around Jeffersonville, we well know that teenagers are often not as careful as they should be when they are behind the wheel. Sometimes they are reckless and sometimes they simply are not paying enough attention to signs, weather, traffic and road conditions.Because this week is National Teen Driver Safety Week, parents, teachers, government and organizations are trying to get out the message that teens should slow down and pay attention to driving. The Governors Highway Safety Association says in a disturbing new report that teenaged drivers are 1.6 times more likely to be in motor vehicle crashes resulting in fatalities than adult drivers. 

The Dangers Of Walking While Distracted

Residents in and around the Louisville area have likely heard about the dangerous driving behavior known as distracted driving. Annually, drivers who are busy texting on cellphones, tuning the radio and talking to passengers are responsible for causing traffic accidents in which thousands of drivers and passengers are injured and killed. It turns out that it's not only drivers who are plagued by these types of distractions, as a growing number of pedestrian accidents are being attributed to pedestrians who walk down sidewalks and into streets with their eyes cast down.

After a car accident: tips for communicating with your insurance company

In the immediate wake of a traffic accident, your focus should be on tending to and recovering from your injuries. In addition to visiting the doctor to obtain a diagnosis and receive treatment for your injuries, it's also important to contact your insurance company.

Hoosier attorney advocates for car accident victims

Car accident victims may need help in many forms. First and foremost, they may need medical attention from emergency medical professionals. Additional medical care may be required, necessitating the experience of surgeons and specialists. They may require the assistance of police officers to perform an accident investigation and document the accident, as well as the help of mechanics to repair physical damage to a vehicle.

Survey reveals prevalence of road rage, negligent drivers

Hoosier drivers may be interested in a new survey released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety regarding the overwhelming prevalence of road rage throughout the country. According to a recently released survey, almost eight of every 10 drivers admit that within the last year, they have expressed aggression, anger or road rage at least once.

Kentucky Derby trainer injured in car accident

Many Kentucky residents may have enjoyed the thrill of the recent Kentucky Derby horse race, whether they watched it on television or attended the race in person. Unfortunately, however, the excitement did not end at the conclusion of the race for one trainer who was involved in a car accident that evening.

Indiana victims of aggressive driving benefit from legal counsel

When an Indianan has been the victim of a car accident, he or she may be traumatized. This may be particularly true if the accident involved the negligence of an aggressive driver. Aggressive driving, as this blog reported in a previous post, contributes to a tremendous number of accidents and can be quite frightening for a victim, particularly if the aggressor's behavior rises to the level of road rage.

How does aggressive driving lead to car accidents?

Indiana drivers, despite obeying traffic laws and driving cautiously, are often at the mercy of other drivers on the road. Drunk drivers, distracted drivers and aggressive drivers can all lead to innocent Indiana drivers finding themselves involved in serious car accidents. Significantly, aggressive driving is a factor in almost one-third of car accidents and approximately two-thirds of deaths that stem from such incidents.

What documents should I gather after my Indiana car accident?

Victims of Indiana car accidents may know how to seek medical attention following an accident, whether by calling 9-1-1 or making a doctor's appointment, and they may know the best course of action to take to obtain car repairs. They may not, however, be familiar with how to proceed legally if they wish to pursue a lawsuit against a negligent driver. A person who has been involved in an accident may wish to meet with an attorney to discuss his or her options, and it can be helpful to know how best to prepare for such a meeting.