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Marijuana said to increase accident claims

While Indiana has not legalized the use of recreational marijuana, people from Indiana who may be travelling to any of the places in the country where it is legal this summer should be aware of the potential risks on the road. Alcohol is not the only substance that may cause a driver to be impaired and may therefore contribute to a motor vehicle accident. While proponents of legalized pot of course assert that its use is completely safe, some new research may show otherwise.

Seven people taken to hospital after serious crash

Even when an accident is only a minor fender bender and no people are injured, Indiana residents can find it difficult to work effectively with insurance companies to process claims and ensure that their rights are properly protected. As accidents become more complex with either greater amounts of damage, the inclusion of physical injuries or even death to people and perhaps more than one or two vehicles involved, the challenges only escalate.

Man sentenced after plea bargain for killing woman in crash

After a serious accident occurs, Indiana residents have every right to start thinking about how they can or should seek justice and compensation for their losses and injuries. Depending upon the nature of the cirumstances, the road to justice may include both civil and criminal paths. In the case of one crash that happened over a year ago in Clay County, a criminal path has led to some resolution recently.

Auto insurance costs may drop with autonomous vehicles

Indiana residents who are concerned about their safety and the safety of those they love when on the roads may well be watching closely as automakers and technology giants continue to evolve autonomous vehicle technology. Among the many benefits of and reasons for adopting these types of vehicles is the alleged improvement in safety that may result from letting computers rather than people operate vehicles.

Speeding car driven by teen flips, kills two including self

Indiana residents know that teenage drivers may be impulsive at times and that they may not always make the best decisions when behind the wheel of a vehicle. Parents and others on the road may do their best to teach their kids about the importance of driving safely but ultimately the decision is up to the teen when they are actively driving as to how they choose to drive. 

Realities of distracted driving

For many decades now, Indiana residents have seen the strength of public awareness campaigns educating people about the dangers of drunk driving. While still too many people continue to drink and drive, there should be no doubt that people by and large know this is a dangerous practice. In recent years, however, a new risk has been becoming more prevalent that does not yet have the same strength behind it that drunk driving does. This is none other than distracted driving.

Wrong-way driver kills three, including self

Indiana residents who take to the road whether as drivers, motorists or passengers face the potential of being involved in an accident at any time. This is a sheer reality of the world yet one that nobody wants to actually experience firsthand. Defensive and safe driving practices along with following the laws are important ways to reduce one's chance of being involved in a crash. Sometimes, however, there is no way that even the safest driver can avoid a crash. Tragic situations are caused by negligent or unaware drivers all too often.

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.