What happens when citizens are seriously injured in accidents by law enforcement or emergency first responders? Should someone be held responsible even if the public servant is just doing his or her job? There are guidelines in place when an emergency responder or law enforcement officer speeds through town with sirens blaring to get to the aid of those in need as quickly as possible. Training in safety procedures is provided to these public servants. However, this doesn't negate the fact that a private citizen may be injured and possibly impacted for life in a car accident.
Do red-light cameras reduce car accidents or should they be banned in Ohio? That is the question being debated in the state after a bill was passed by the House that would ban the use of red-light traffic cameras in most areas in the state. The bill would only allow red-light cameras to be used in school zones but only when a police officer is present.
Drivers in Ohio constantly see 18-wheelers on the road. Many drivers feel a little uneasy when driving next to a big commercial truck on the highway, but often feel better after passing them. However, drivers may want to think twice the next time they plan on driving near commercial trucks after hearing a new report by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Car accidents happen all the time in Ohio. When a car accident involves two vehicles, both drivers are supposed to stay at the scene of the accident, exchange insurance information and call the police if anyone is injured or if there is significant vehicle or property damage.