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Motorcyclist fatalities were up in the U.S. in 2016

How responsibly drivers behave when motorcycles are nearby can have very big impacts. This includes how carefully they act when turning, how vigilant they are at keeping their speed at safe levels and how close of attention they are paying to driving. These things can affect the chances of motorcycle accidents occurring.

Keeping the risks of motorcycle accidents down is incredibly important. One reason for this is the particularly high likelihood such accidents can have of being fatal. Sadly, here in the U.S., thousands of motorcyclists a year are killed in traffic accidents.

How to enable "Do Not Disturb While Driving"

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Distracted driving remains a huge threat to motorists, passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Study after study shows the dangers of distracted driving. But despite this, people continue to engage in all types of dangerous driving behaviors involving a phone.

A new feature on iPhone may help people cut down or completely stop distracted driving.

Are car infotainment systems getting too distracting for drivers?

Among the auto technologies that have grown by leaps and bounds in recent years are infotainment systems. The infotainment systems of cars are getting increasingly sophisticated, making all sorts of functions available to users. This includes functions related to GPS navigation, texting and music.

Some have expressed worries that modern infotainment systems could raise traffic safety issues. Specifically, concerns have been raised about what effects such systems could have on how focused drivers are on driving. Some have argued that increases in the complexity and functions of such systems could make them particularly likely to be a source of distraction for drivers.

Addressing UM claim issues after a hit-and-run or phantom crash

Going through a motor vehicle accident can be a very shocking experience in general. Some car accident victims find themselves dealing with another shock following their crash: The discovery that the person who caused the crash didn’t stop, but instead just kept going on their way.

There are various things that could cause this situation to come about. The driver who caused the accident may have decided to intentionally flee the scene. Or they may have been unaware that actions they took caused a crash.

"Distracted driving is dangerous... except when I do it"

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When it comes to distracted driving safety in the United States, the statistics don't lie: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,477 people were killed and 391,000 people were injured in distracted driving accidents in 2015.

Distracted driving is dangerous, and most people know that. A study done by Progressive Insurance revealed that most people think distracted driving is dangerous. But many individuals think that they are the exception to the rule. Many people believe that they can safely and successfully text while driving.

California ranked at the bottom for school zone safety

Driver negligence is dangerous anywhere out on the roads. However, there are some areas where it can have particularly tragic consequences. For example, when drivers act unsafely in school zones, it could result in children getting struck and severely injured.

When their child’s life has been thrown upside-down through getting injured in such a crash, there are many things it can be critical for a parent to have a clear understanding of. One is what routes there are for pursuing just compensation for their child. Parents can seek out guidance on such compensation matters from experienced car accident lawyers.

What are the risks associated with Invokana?

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According to the National Diabetes Report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30.3 million people - or 9.4 percent of the U.S. population - have diabetes. Approximately 23 percent of those individuals are undiagnosed.

The need for effective diabetes drugs is greater than ever.

Still skeptical about seat belt use? Read this.

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Do you wear a seat belt while driving or riding in a vehicle?

Despite known safety advantages of wearing a seat belt, about 1 in 10 people only use one occasionally or not at all. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 90.1 percent of drivers and front-seat passengers wear a seat belt. In 1981, only 11 percent buckled up.

Bike helmets have their limits

A bicyclist’s safety is greatly impacted by how the drivers around them act. Negligent conduct by drivers can lead to bicyclists getting hit. Among the harms bicyclists can suffer in such accidents are brain injuries.

Brain injuries vary in their type and in their overall effects. So, there are a wide range of medical and care needs a bicyclist could have following suffering head trauma in a traffic crash. The legal needs of such individuals also vary, as they are affected by the circumstances of the crash and what particular legal issues these circumstances raise. So, well-tailored legal guidance is among the things it can be important for a bicyclist to seek out following suffering a brain injury out on the roads.

Pedestrian safety getting special focus in California this month

It is currently California Pedestrian Safety Month. This is the second year in a row that September has been given this title by authorities in California. The campaign is aimed at upping pedestrian safety awareness among both pedestrians and drivers.

Pedestrian safety is a very impactful issue, given the severe consequences pedestrian accidents can have. Pedestrians can receive life-altering injuries from such crashes. And sometimes, such accidents take lives. Nearly 900 pedestrians died out on California's roads last year.

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