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Fatal Traffic Accidents in Alabama Still High, Despite National Dip, Attorney Explains

There has been some progress when it comes to the number of road fatalities, but not nearly enough. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fewer people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2017 than in 2016, a drop of 1.8 percent.   The trends for the first half of 2018 also offer more optimism: 3.1...

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The Pros and Cons of Car Safety Technology for Alabama Drivers

As new technology continues to be introduced to the automobile industry, many new vehicles are becoming safer.   These crash mitigation systems are proving to be effective. However, they can have unintended consequences that can put lives in danger.  How Safe Is Automobile Safety Technology? According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there are currently two safety features...

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Mobile Intersection Accidents a Common Threat

Traveling through intersections is likely the most dangerous part of your day. The high number of traffic collisions at intersections has been a primary cause of the largest increase in traffic deaths in nearly half a century, according to the National Safety Council. Most of us take for granted the intersections on our daily commute....

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FDA Recall Unveils the Risks Associated with Valsartan

When patients suffer from injuries and illnesses, they may rely on prescription drugs to mitigate the symptoms. Consumers and patients should expect nothing but the best possible treatment when obtaining a prescription drug. Unfortunately, many pharmaceutical companies cut corners in order to reduce their own costs. They use substances that are cheap and easy to...

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Amusement Park Accidents in Alabama

The South has a long history with carnivals. Close proximity to Disney World and Gibsonton, Florida, where many national traveling sideshows have wintered for generations, mean Alabama communities have long been stops for carnival and circus operators. Unfortunately, these companies face little, if any, regulatory oversight regarding making sure their rides are safe for Alabama fairgoers....

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The Dangers of Road Rage

Traffic can be frustrating, and the decisions that other drivers make can add to that issue. They may cut you off or turn without using a blinker, causing you to resort to your preferred method of venting. However, letting these feelings get out of hand can be dangerous. Road rage is a serious issue that...

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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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