Cellphone use and texting while driving have been creeping into America's consciousness. Studies have shown that the devices lead to distracted driving, which in turn lead to more car accidents. Some states ban talking on handheld cellphones while driving, and an increasing number ban texting. But a city in another state recently became the first to ban cellphone use while driving altogether, and that includes hands-free devices.
When drivers in Wisconsin are convicted of drunk driving, the consequences can vary. In many states, drivers who are convicted of such a crime must use an ignition interlock device in their cars. This monitors their blood-alcohol content and prevents them from driving if they are legally drunk. The idea is to prevent further drunk driving car accidents.
When a family decides that it's best for someone to live in a nursing home, they have every right to expect top-notch care. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work out that way.
On a busy highway, it's important for drivers to pay attention. If they drift into the opposite lane for whatever reason, serious crashes can occur.
Motorcyclists are at a bit of a disadvantage when it comes to protection on the roads. While they may wear protective gear like helmets and jackets, it can't always bear the brunt of impact if there is a collision with a large vehicle.
A study conducted on teen motorists suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder showed that they had a two to four times greater risk of being involved in car accidents than other teen drivers. To put that statistic in some perspective, this means that teens with ADHD will have, on average, even more accidents than adult drunk drivers.
Some teenagers use high school functions, such as the prom, as an excuse to party. When alcohol is involved, it can be extremely dangerous if teens are also driving, and it can potentially lead to car accidents. A local high school is aiming to prevent that kind of situation before it even happens.