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The Dangers of Motorcycle Lane-Splitting

In 2016, California became the first state to legalize motorcycle lane-splitting. In many ways, that was a formality. Lane-splitting had been common practice there for as long as anyone could remember. However, similar legislation has not done well outside California. In the past five years, state legislators across the country have unsuccessfully promoted bills to...

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Workplace Pressure Can Be a Contributing Factor in Distracted Driving

Mobile technology has transformed how we communicate with each other. Through texting, email, and a plethora of instant messaging apps, instant communication has never been more accessible. Businesses have been able to expand like never before, but unfortunately, these improvements have come with dangerous consequences. Distracted driving accidents have risen. Employees are engaging in the...

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Built-in Food Ordering App and Distracted Driving

General Motors recently released an app, available on 2017 and 2018 vehicle models, that will allow drivers to order coffee and find hotels directly from their dashboard. It can also locate the nearby partner gas stations and additional capabilities will be added in the future. Dubbed “Marketplace,” the new app will work with vehicles equipped...

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Drunk Driving on the Rise During the Holidays

Police consider the day before Thanksgiving, “Black Wednesday,’’ the official start of “DUI Season,’’ which runs through the New Year’s holiday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that a typical day in the United States sees approximately 36 deaths occur due to driving under the influence. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, that...

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Drowsy Driving is a Serious Concern in Alabama

Preventing Accidents from Drowsy Driving Drowsy driving - or driver fatigue - is a considerable issue in traffic safety that doesn't often carry the same enforcement as other dangerous activities, such as drunk driving. Just last year, sleepy drivers claimed 803 lives. It is enough of a concern that the Alabama legislature is considering a...

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Infrastructure Improvements Aim to Reduce Truck Accidents

Repairing Infrastructure Can Reduce Trucking Accidents Earlier this year, the executive director of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, C. Y. David Lang, wrote an article for Trucks.com unveiling research performed by his foundation that suggested a few ways to improve road conditions in the United States that were designed to decrease traffic accidents. Lang...

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Back to School Safety Tips for Drivers in Alabama

Students and parents consumed with the back-to-school ritual often see transportation as an afterthought. However, it really should be one of the foremost concerns, as the return of buses and the influx of young, inexperienced drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists concentrated in a single area raises the risk of a serious crash in Mobile.  In fact,...

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Do Not Disturb Features Do Not Protect Mobile Drivers from Injury

Distracted driving has become a pervasive problem on the roads of Alabama. With smart phones becoming increasingly ubiquitous, technology manufacturers are taking steps to improve and expand Do Not Disturb functions that prevent a driver from using their phone while driving. Business Insider reports that the iOS 11 operating system for iPhone—due for release in...

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