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Obese drivers more likely to be killed in car crashes

A new study found that overweight and obese people are more likely to die in car accidents in the U.S. The likelihood of dying in a car accident increased the heavier the person was, according to a study published in the Emergency Medicine Journal.

Fatal car accidents down in Ohio over Thanksgiving weekend

Traffic fatality statistics offer a glimpse into the behavior of drivers and one area law enforcement always looks at is motor vehicle accidents and drunk driving citations over each and every holiday weekend. It seems the more time off American workers have the more likely we are to be involved in a car accident, or if we are lucky only pulled over for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The good news over this past holiday weekend, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol is that fewer travelers were killed on Ohio's roads when looking back over statistics in the past three years.

Women and Younger Drivers More Likely to Drive Aggressively

In a recent study, women and younger drivers were found to be more prone to road rage than men. The study conducted by Careerbuilders.com revealed that out of the 4,000 people polled, 58 percent admit to experiencing road rage during their commute. Out of that 58 percent, 61 percent were women and 56 percent of men. The study also found that younger drivers were more prone to road rage than older drivers.

New Campaign Targets Ohio's Teenage Drivers

Marketing to teenagers is no easy feat. They are knowledgeable, not easily impressed, are often skeptical and expect that if a company or agency wants them to listen, the message better be both important and relevant to their lives. It is not always easy to reach the consciousness of American teens, but at times, doing so is critical.

Important Agency Strengthens Policy on Dangerous Driving Behavior

There are so many federal agencies tasked with ensuring that American motorists stay safe that it can be hard to keep them straight. Nevertheless, their unique responsibilities function to ensure that no safety issues slip through the cracks. Given the prevalence of devastating motor vehicle accidents which occur on American roadways each year, the missions of these agencies are both critical and urgent.

Ohio Texting Ban Takes Effect Today

Today is an important day for every Ohio resident and visitor. In an effort to reduce the prevalence of preventable car accidents, the Ohio state legislature has passed a measure which prohibits any motorist from texting while driving and bans teenage drivers from using all wireless communication devices while behind the wheel. The new law takes effect today.

Splitting visual focus is uniquely dangerous for drivers

In our society, multitasking is often many people's preferred approach to work, to leisure time and to family life. Multitasking can be necessary at times and is often an approach that reaps benefits even beyond saving time. However, one place where multitasking proves dangerous rather than advantageous is behind the wheel.

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