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Technology Helping to Prevent Auto Accidents Caused by Drowsy Driving

March 13, 2013

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Although most of us were probably told when we started driving, and are still reminded by a loved one, “Pull over when you are tired,” statistics show the majority of us do not. The AAA (American Automobile Association) recently found more than 100,000 auto accidents each year are linked to drowsy drivers or to those […]

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Texting While Driving Ban Has Enforcement Issues

March 11, 2013

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The new texting while driving (TWD) ban which recently went into effect in Ohio on March 1, 2013 as a violation for all drivers caught texting while driving in the state is aimed at tackling the problem of distracted driving and the car accidents caused by distracted driving. However, many Ohio law enforcement officials fear […]

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Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge Project Proceeds with New Funding

March 5, 2013

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An important traffic event is coming up for local residents and others driving through the City of Cleveland who have been awaiting the completion of the second Innerbelt Bridge.  The end of the construction is in sight on this phase of the reconstruction. The Innerbelt project was facing a budget shortfall until recently when an […]

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Underride Guards on Large Trucks Help Decrease Severity of Truck Accidents

March 4, 2013

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It looks very exciting in the movies when a passenger car slides underneath a tractor-trailer truck, and no one is injured.  In real life, it is usually not so sleek. Recently, a 68-year-old woman from Cleveland, Ohio was killed when she lost control of her vehicle on the Ohio Turnpike and collided with a semi […]

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Cleveland’s Most Dangerous Intersections for Car Accidents

February 25, 2013

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In 2011, there were more than a quarter million car accidents in the state of Ohio—292,163 according to the Ohio Department of Safety. In those crashes, 72,305 drivers or their passengers suffered injuries—that’s more than 260.7 people every day or someone injured every five minutes. In that year, 941 persons became traffic fatalities on Ohio’s […]

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Most Dangerous Traffic Intersections in the Akron, Ohio Area

February 18, 2013

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Did you know that driving is the most dangerous activity you do on a daily basis and even if you aren’t doing something dangerous while driving, there’s a good chance one or more of your fellow drivers is distracted, lost, careless or driving too fast?  It’s even more important to drive defensively these days so you don’t […]

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Stark County’s Most Dangerous Intersections

February 16, 2013

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Stark County, Ohio tallied more than 10,200 auto accidents in 2011.  Fortunately, only 2,508 of those were reported to be injury accidents, but sadly another 30 were fatalities. These are figures from the latest Crash Report, compiled by the Stark County Area Transportation Study (SCATS) with the assistance of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. […]

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Franklin County, Ohio Ranks High on Fatal Automobile Crash List

February 12, 2013

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During 2011, there were more fatal crashes in Franklin County, Ohio (78) than in any other county in Ohio.  Even though there were 4% fewer fatalities in the state overall, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Franklin County was part of a nine-county Central Ohio district which reported increases in its number of traffic […]

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Winter Weather Causes a Day Filled with Car Accidents in Ohio

February 1, 2013

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Four vehicle pileups on icy Ohio roads on Monday, January 21, all occurring within a two-hour period, resulted in a total of 186 wrecked vehicles and one fatality. One car crash happened near Columbus, Ohio another occurred near Mansfield and two were in the Cincinnati area. Twenty five people were transported to the hospital from […]

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Ohio Auto Insurance Law Update: Coverage Minimums Rise and Changes to Intra-Family Exclusions

January 13, 2013

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Several changes in Ohio auto insurance laws were signed into law December 22, 2012 including new minimum financial responsibility limits and nullification of intra-family exclusions in auto policies under certain circumstances. The effective date of the new law is March 22, 2013, but Ohio drivers have nine months after Dec. 22 to meet the new […]

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