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Fatal car accidents in Ohio in 2015 were highest since 2012

Drivers in Ohio are undoubtedly aware of the risks they face when driving. However, the numbers regarding how many people were killed in a car accident in 2015 are concerning. As the year drew to a close, law enforcement stepped up its efforts to prevent any more holiday crashes from contributing to the growing number of deaths. That, however, does not change the number of people who already died in crashes during the year, nor can it stop most accidents from happening.

Ohio officers dealing with new category of distracted driving

Readers of the Cincinnati Car Accident Law Blog may have read numerous posts on distracted driving in this space and may be aware that distractions come in many forms- texting and driving, drowsiness-anything that takes one's hands, eyes and mind away from the task of driving. They may also be aware that drunk driving, though not a form of distracted driving per se, is also an unfortunate common cause of fatal car accidents.

Twenty-three percent of car accidents are weather related

As the weather changes, Ohio residents may be taking the regular precautions to protect themselves against rain, sleet and winds and, in some places, even snow. While they button up their jackets and pull out umbrellas, they should also start wondering about the precautions they are going to take against the weather while they are driving.

What are the texting and driving laws in Ohio?

Much is said on this blog about the dangers of texting and driving, but many drivers around the state may not know what the actual law regarding this behavior is in Ohio. Only 14 states ban all drivers from using handheld cellphones while driving whereas 46 ban text messaging for all drivers. Where does Ohio fall in this spectrum?

What is difference between uninsured and underinsured coverage?

The terms uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist are used interchangeably and even though there is a negligible difference between the two, the truth is that MANY Ohio motorists may not be aware of this difference or of what the insurance actually covers.

Is heroin use leading to more car accidents in Cincinnati?

Many of our Cincinnati area readers have probably heard the news reports regarding the explosion of heroin use in recent years. This extremely problematic issue seems to be affecting the entire country, but the discussion of this problem is usually part of how law enforcement and the criminal justice system can react. But, is heroin use leading to more car accidents in Cincinnati?

Are hands free commands safer than texting and driving?

The risks involved with texting while driving were outlined in last week's post on the Cincinnati Car Accident Law Blog and many Ohio drivers may be familiar with the often touted statistic that drivers who take their eyes off the road for the average time it takes to send or receive a text-4.6 seconds-take their eyes off the road for the entire length of a football field at an average speed of 55 miles per hour. Many drivers may think the solution to this is to use hands free commands, now available in many mobile phone operating systems. However, according to a recent study, they would be wrong.

Teenagers admit to texting and driving regularly

Even though most drivers are aware of the dangers of texting and driving, many still engage in the risky behavior. This is not conjecture-in a recent survey, 90 percent of drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 acknowledged the dangers of texting and driving but a shocking 44 percent admitted to still doing it.

End of the 100 deadliest days of summer with respect to crashes

The Labor Day holiday is considered the unofficial end of summer, and as readers of the Cincinnati Car Accident Law blog may remember, is also considered the end of the deadliest days of summer. The hundred days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are considered the 100 deadliest days of the year because of the number of car crashes that take place on the roadways during this period.

Why do car accidents increase with age?

When it comes to safe driving, the general assumption is that younger drivers are more inexperienced and lack the maturity that older drivers have, therefore younger drivers are the most dangerous on the road. Though this is true, it is also true that the risk of being injured or killed in a car accident increases as one ages. On average, more than 550 older adults across the country are injured in crashes every day.

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