Car Accidents

Speeding Accident Statistics in Indiana

Speeding is one of the leading causes of car accidents in Indiana. While the number of drunk driving accidents continues to remain consistent in Indiana, accidents caused by drivers who were driving too fast for the speed limit or existing weather and road conditions continues to remain high. In 2018, more than 19,000 accidents related […]

Pedestrian Safety Webinar Focuses on Prevention Strategies

Federal and state transportation officials are joining hands to brainstorm pedestrian safety strategies through a series of virtual webinars. The first of the virtual webinars was hosted recently, and transportation officials came together to understand some of the most common issues facing pedestrians in 2020.  There is no doubt that there is an absolute need […]

Safety Tips when You’re Driving a Small Car

Despite various advancements in auto safety, the fact is that small cars continue to be dangerous for motorists and passengers. However, there is much that you can do as the owner of a small car to reduce your risk of injuries in an accident. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety recently released the results of […]

Indiana Distracted Driving Law Goes Into Effect

A new law in Indiana that prohibits motorists from using a hand- held cell phone while driving goes into effect on July 1. Traffic safety advocates hope that the new law will help reduce the number of accidents caused by distracted driving on Indianapolis streets every year. The law prohibits drivers from using a hand- […]

Ride Sharing Services: Pick Up and Drop off Points Are Accident Magnets

Ride sharing services like Uber may have played a major role in helping reduce the number of drunk driving accidents in major Indiana cities like Indianapolis, but they are also linked to an alarmingly high number of pedestrian accidents involving the users of these services as well as the drivers who provide them. According to […]

FMCSA to Conduct Remote Compliance Reviews During Pandemic

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has decided to keep social distancing measures and the need to safeguard its inspectors as well as trucking personnel in mind during the conduction of its compliance reviews. The Covid-19 pandemic has made it risky for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration inspectors to visit sites to conduct in-person reviews […]

Damages for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

June 27th is commemorated as PTSD Awareness Day, and this month is the right time to draw attention to this much-neglected mental health condition that affects so many in Indiana. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a common mental health condition that often results when a person has suffered through an extremely catastrophic or life threatening event […]

Watchdog Group Calls for Proactive Efforts on Pedestrian Safety

A US watchdog group has recommended that federal authorities be more proactive and act to reduce pedestrian accident deaths. The Government Accountability Office is calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to take more steps to reduce pedestrian accident fatalities. The National highway Traffic Safety Administration has embarked on a few initiatives to help […]

Indiana Drunk Driving Toll Drops to Five-Year Low

The most recent statistics from the state of Indiana show that the percentage of people being killed in drunk driving accidents caused by an impaired driver has dropped to significant lows. However, the actual numbers are still far too high for comfort. According to statistics by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, there were 99 […]

How This Indiana City Reduced Traffic Accident Fatalities

The city of Camel, Indiana has been able to make serious progress in reducing the number of persons killed in traffic accidents within the city. The City now has a traffic accident fatality rate of 2 deaths for every 100,000 persons, which is staggeringly low compared to the national average of 12 per 100,000 persons. […]