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Be aware of pedestrians while behind the wheel

Cellphone use is not only dangerous for motorists but for pedestrians too. A new study reported that more pedestrians are being distracted while using their cellphones and are being injured in pedestrian-car collisions in the U.S. Cellphone use among pedestrians is becoming so dangerous that 1,500 people were treated in emergency rooms in 2010 after being involved in an accident.

Summer months most dangerous for teen drivers in Ohio

Car accidents are still the leading cause of death for teenagers in Ohio and the U.S. When are teens most likely to be killed on the road? Teen drivers have the highest risk of being in a fatal car accident in the U.S. between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Distracted driving fatalities underreported by NHTSA

Car accidents caused by drivers who were using cellphones are vastly underreported, according to a new report by the National Safety Council. The safety group says that underreporting car accidents caused by cellphone use downplays the dangers of using a cellphone behind the wheel and makes it more difficult for states to pass new laws to curb cellphone-related crashes.

Car accidents more likely among teens who don't get enough sleep

Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the U.S. and a new study may help explain why. Many teenagers do not get the recommended amount of sleep at night and this can impact their ability to drive safely after a new study found that teens who don't get enough sleep are more likely to be in car accidents. 

War veterans more likely to be in fatal car accidents in Ohio, US

Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have a higher risk of being killed in a car accident in Ohio and throughout the country, according to a new study. The study reported that these veterans have been involved in more fatal car crashes in the U.S. compared to civilians.

Fatal pothole accident results in lawsuit in Ohio

Potholes are not uncommon in Ohio and many drivers have experienced the difficulties of trying to drive around or in a pothole during traffic. The Ohio Department of Transportation is responsible for fixing these potholes but can they be held liable for car accidents caused by potholes?

Older pedestrians more likely to be killed in accidents

All pedestrians are at risk for being involved in an accident. However, elderly pedestrians have a higher risk of being killed in a traffic accident compared to younger pedestrians, according to a new government report.

Awareness month cautions texting, distractions while driving

Distracted driving has become one of the most dangerous behaviors behind the wheel. To address the concerns distracted driving poses, safety advocates have named April National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In accordance with the safety awareness campaign, the Ohio Highway Patrol is trying to educate and remind drivers about the importance of staying focused on the road while driving.

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