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For many, impaired driving might be defined as being under the influence of alcohol when operating a motor vehicle. Impaired driving is really driving under the influence of ANY substance that alters your judgment, response time and other driving abilities. That includes both alcohol-impaired and drug-impaired driving.
Driving impaired by any substance—alcohol or other drugs, whether legal or illegal—is against the law in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
It is easy to get distracted while driving. But the good news: Distracted driving accidents are preventable. These safety tips can help you avoid distractions, prevent distracted driving behaviors, and focus on the road to keep you, your passengers, and other motorists safe.
Distracted driving is a dangerous driving behavior. Between 2012 and 2020, more than 29,000 people have died in crashes related to driver distraction. In 2020 alone, 3,142 people died and 324,652 were injured. While we hear catch phrases centered around texting and driving (‘Arrive alive, don’t text and drive.’), distracted driving involves many activities that fall in three types, visual, manual and cognitive.
Defensive driving is when motorists use accident preventing techniques with a focus on driving safely. In general, be aware of what other drivers are doing, expect the unexpected and be prepared to avoid it. Use the following defensive driving practices to become a safer driver.
Rear end car accidents – when one vehicle is hit in the rear by another following behind – are one of the most common car accidents on the roadway today. Even though they don’t typically cause fatalities, whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered. They can also cause neck and spine injuries and concussions.
T-Bone accidents, otherwise known as side impact collisions or broadside collisions, happen when the front of one car hits the side of another in a perpendicular fashion. These types of collisions often result in serious injuries, sometimes even fatalities.
December is a time when many engage in drinking alcohol during the holidays. It also makes it a good time for alcohol awareness campaigns such as Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over to remind people that drinking and driving do not mix. Alcohol use impairs judgment, delays reaction times, and drunk driving can be deadly. Be a responsible driver, use these tips and drive sober.
In 2020, 11,654 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths – that’s one person every 45 minutes and a 14% increase from 2019. Your level of impairment is measured by what is referred to as blood alcohol content, or BAC. Alcohol impairs thinking, reasoning and muscle coordination, all abilities needed to operate a vehicle safely. This FAQ covers, in general, some frequently asked questions.
Pedestrians hit by a car, whether on the road, crosswalk, or parking lot, sustain traumatic injuries, from broken bones to fractures, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and more. Who is liable in pedestrian accidents – the driver or the pedestrian?
Rollover car accidents are among the most dangerous types of accidents. As the vehicle rolls, you and your passengers are tossed around in the vehicle’s interior, being hit by loose objects, suffering the force of impact, and possibly being thrown out of the vehicle. All of this can result in severe, life-threatening injuries.
A rollover car accident is when one vehicle has overturned (tipped of flipped) at least 90 degrees onto its side. The force of impact can cause the vehicle to land on its roof, sometimes even upright after rolling more than once.