Like most residents in Indiana, you have likely heard and read many things espousing the dangers of distracted driving but you may wonder just how much of a problem this really is. Forbes provides details from a study conducted by Consumer Reports that provides some insight into this. The results are startling indeed and confirm that much work is needed to convince drivers, auto manufacturers and lawmakers alike that more help is needed to reduce the risk associated with distracted driving.
For some in Indiana, once Halloween has come and gone, the major autumn and winter holiday season arrives fast. This often brings with it a slew of gatherings with friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers and more. Many of these events require people to travel and the choice to take the journey by car remains a highly popular one across the country. Unfortunately this choice carries with it the risk of being involved in a serious or even fatal motor vehicle accident at a time that should allow people to focus on celebrating.
Even with the increasing availability of ridesharing options, too many people in Indiana continue to stubbornly hold tight to their keys and choose to drive after they have been drinking. Residents throughout the state should be aware that the stereotype of drunk drivers being otherwise irresponsible citizens is not always true. Unfortunately many people who have jobs in which they are intended to protect others end up causing harm to the very people they should serve.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to autonomous vehicles, Indiana residents may well have varying views on the matter. Some people might be wary of trusting their lives to a computer while others might believe that a computer may be more likely to operate a vehicle safely than a human being could. Regardless of one's position, it is important for drivers to be aware of the type of technologies being used in these vehicles as they are likely to be on the road with people-driven vehicles sooner rather than later.
When most people in Indiana think about car crashes they might think about things like a rear-end fender bender that occurs because someone is driving too close to someone else and cannot stop in time. Making a turn in front of another car without sufficient time to complete it may also be a typical type of accident that people think of. However, some wrecks are so odd that they are definitely not the first thing that would come to one's mind.
As a parent, you may have to go through a number of challenges when it comes to raising your children. At Doane Law Office, we know that some parents have had to go through the painful experience of dealing with injuries their children sustained in motor vehicle accidents. Worse yet, some children are not able to survive these accidents. If you are struggling because your child was involved in a collision, you should do all that you can to help them recover.
Summer is the time when many people take to the open road for vacations in Indiana. Even with the relative ease of air travel today, the good old-fashioned road trip maintains a staple of many people's favorite and most nostalgic getaways. However, when a vehicle accident happens, the glamour and excitement of that road trip can be lost in an instant. Instead, families may be left with tragic memories and even lifelong injuries.