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March 2014 Archives

Teens Less Likely To Know When They Are Under The Influence

Many states have a zero tolerance rule for teen drivers. Given the elevated rates of car accidents and fatal crashes suffered by teen drivers, a teen who has been impaired by alcohol is a particularly dangerous driver. A recent survey conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions has found that teens are more likely to mistake when they are under the influence of alcohol. This may lead to deadly decisions about whether they are able to operate a motor vehicle.

New Rule Proposed To Combat Fatigued Driver Truck Accidents

Efforts to limit the number of truck accidents caused by tired drivers have increased in recent years. Fatigued driving accidents make up roughly one-eighth of all commercial vehicle crashes, according to one recent study. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently passed rules to limit the driving time of commercial truck drivers, while also requiring them to take certain periods of the day off from working in a given week. That rule was based on findings that driver fatigue had more to do with what time of day a driver is operating, rather than on how long the driver has been behind the wheel.

Drunk Driver Slams Into Crowd At SXSW, Killing Two

The annual music festival held in Austin, Texas took on a somber note in the early hours of the morning as an allegedly drunk driver attempting to elude police mowed down a crowd of people gathered for South By Southwest (SxSW). The driver was going the wrong way on a one way that was also barricaded from cars for the music festival.

Fatal Motorcycle Accident As Spring Returns Bikers To Georgia Roads

Spring is right around the corner, believe it or not. As the weather warms up and this icy winter becomes a distant memory, drivers will once again be sharing the road with motorcycles. Unfortunately, that also means that the news will begin carrying stories of fatal motorcycle accidents.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Catches Fire After Crash

The driver of a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee was trapped inside her burning vehicle after she collided with a tractor trailer last week. Rescue workers were able to free the driver and she was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment.

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