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Drunk Driving

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2016 is nearly here. For many, ringing in the New Year involves a traditional toast with champagne, sparkling wine or even beer. Will you be joining us in toasting the New Year? According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, alcohol-related fatalities triple each year in the period between Thanksgiving and January 3rd. While the …

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Question:  I am going to my company’s holiday party.  Who is liable if I were to cause an accident there or on the way home?  What if I had a passenger in my car? This is indeed a timely question.  The answer is not simple. Let’s take the easier part of the question first.  If …

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Earlier this month, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended that each of the fifty states lower the current 0.08% blood alcohol content (BAC) definition for drunk driving to 0.05% BAC. The government argues that fewer drunk driving crashes will occur and that lives will be saved. The move is not unprecedented. Many European countries, …

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Instead, the State Police will require suspects to undergo blood testing. Blood testing is believed to be more accurate than breathalyzers and could remove some of the confusion about whether tests done immediately after a crash were accurate. The decision was made in response to a Pennsylvania court decision which questioned the accuracy of some …

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Social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, may provide new ways to catch drunk drivers who flee the scene of an accident, but only if “friends” and “followers” take status messages or tweets seriously and report what they know to local police. Take, for example, what happened in Oregon earlier this month. A teenager who …

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Earlier this month, the CDC released new information about teen drinking and driving in the United States. As we observe National Teen Driver Safety Week this week, our injury accident attorneys want to look at the latest information from the CDC. According to the CDC, since 1991 there has been a 50% decrease in high …

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The Safety seat belt

This week is the 6th annual National Teen Driver Safety Week. This year’s theme is “share, not scare”. According to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, graphic reenactments of car accidents and totaled cars(such as those often seen outside high schools around prom time) may scare kids but may not necessarily change their actions. Instead, parents, …

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Have you even driven after the night shift? After pulling an all-nighter studying for an exam, sitting with a sick child, or partying with friends? If you have then you know that it can be dangerous to drive while you are tired, but do you know dangerous it is? A recent French study found that …

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The results of a new study found that 19% of teenagers in the United States admit to driving a car under the influence of marijuana. That is higher than the 13% of teens who admit to driving under the influence of alcohol, according to SADD. Adding to this concern is that 36% of teens believe …

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Drunk Driving

For years, engineers and traffic safety experts have tried to protect motorists from the significant danger of wrong way drivers. Carefully placed easy to understand signs and road engineering all try to prevent wrong way drivers from causing serious crashes. However, research indicates that when a driver is drunk those signs and engineering safety provisions …

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