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That Car Tailgating You Could be a Drunk Driver

A driver tailgating you might at first glance appear to be an aggressive driver. However, there are other behaviors to look for that might indicate that the driver is intoxicated. Every one minute someone in the United States suffers injuries in an alcohol-related car accident, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Recognizing a drunken driver and knowing what to do might help better that statistic. Some signs of a drunken driver behind the wheel include: The car is tailgating you or quickly accelerating or decelerating Driving noticeably slower than the posted speed limit Swerving or crossing lanes of traffic Driving with its headlights off at night Failing to use turn signals If you see a vehicle exhibiting any of the above, never try to pull the vehicle over yourself. Instead, exercise caution and do the following: Steer clear from the vehicle as much as possible If you…
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Texting While Driving is the Most Deadly of All Distracted Driving Activities

Distraction.gov is the U.S. Government’s official website for its crackdown on distracted driving. Federal safety experts recently revealed the most dangerous form of distracted driving. Can you take a guess? If you guessed distracted driving, you are correct. The reason, according to researchers, is that text messaging requires visual, manual and cognitive attention from the driver. Federal regulators also cited research from the University of Utah revealing that using a cell phone for any purpose while driving delays a driver’s reactions as much as having a blood alcohol content of .08. Text messaging requires the driver to use his or her hands, eyes and mental faculties, which take away the attention from the primary task of driving. Safety experts define “distracted driving” as any activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from the primary task of driving. Other forms of distracted driving include: Eating and drinking Using a navigation system…
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Woman Barrels through Construction Zone and Hits Worker

The impact was so severe that it knocked the shirt and shoes off his body, according to one eyewitness. That witness saw a woman driver her pickup through a construction zone and hit a 28-year-old construction worker. The worker died at the scene, as reported at hernandotoday.com. The car accident happened in November in Spring Hill near Spring Park Way. One lane of the highway was closed for construction. The pickup driver failed to merge to the open lane and drove straight through some construction barrels. The vehicle did not slow down before hitting the worker. Nearby witnesses said they heard the collision and saw the worker’s body in the air. One witness ran to the accident scene with some sheets to cover the body. Other witnesses were performing CPR on the man before paramedics arrived at the scene. Emergency responders pronounced him dead at the scene. The victim in…
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Minivan Bursts into Flames after Colliding with Semi

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is investigating the death of a driver in a November car crash on Interstate 4 near McIntosh Road. As reported at tampabay.com, the car accident happened when a minivan collided with a semitrailer. The minivan burst into flames upon impact, killing one person inside the minivan. Troopers from the FHP arrived on the scene around 9:45 a.m. when the minivan was on fire. According to an FHP spokesperson, the driver of the semitrailer was changing a tire and tried getting back into traffic on the highway. The minivan struck the semi from behind and then caught fire. The minivan had paint supplies inside, according to the FHP spokesperson. At this point, investigators do not know if alcohol or speed were factors in the fatal collision. The semi driver did not suffer injuries in the accident. Large commercial trucks are slow to accelerate and cannot stop…
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How to Preserve Key Details of the Accident that Caused Your Injuries

Your smart phone is good for a lot more than Twitter and Facebook updates. In the event you are in a car accident or injured on someone else’s property, the built-in phone can go a long way to preserving evidence for your injury claim. Taking pictures of the accident scene can capture details that a written statement cannot capture. Photographs of property damage and of the accident scene will assist your personal injury attorney and insurance adjuster. In a slip and fall injury, a photo of the spill area that captures the size of the spill cannot be disputed as in a written statement. A picture of a broken step or broken handrail can be a key piece of evidence in your personal injury claim. Your memory of the accident details will likely fade over time. A photograph preserves the crucial details. However, be sure to act quickly in taking…
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Go Straight to the Doctor’s Office Following an Accident

You are suffering from pain in the car accident you were in a few days ago. At the time, you thought it was a minor accident and since you did not feel any major aches or pains, you did not see a doctor. Now, the insurance company claims your injuries are not that severe since you did not see a doctor. The insurance company also claims your injury is unrelated to the accident since you waited to see a doctor. How can you avoid the above scenario? Go see a doctor after a car crash or any other incident that causes you injury. Even if you do not feel immediate pain, have a doctor examine you and report back to him or her if your condition changes. Some injuries, especially neck and back injuries tend to manifest gradually and get worse if left untreated. Head trauma can lead to a…
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