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5 things you should do if you are involved in a motorcycle accident

Motorcyclists are at a disadvantage on Ohio roads. Drivers often don't pay attention to motorcyclists or don't acknowledge their right to share the road. Traffic fatalities involving motorcycles occur 28 times more often than those caused by two-car crashes, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. Yet, motorcycles make up only five percent of all...

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‘100 Deadliest Days’ begin as COVID-19 restrictions ease

As state restrictions related to COVID-19 ease and businesses begin to re-open, more drivers are hitting the roads in Ohio. Unfortunately, it’s happening during the deadliest time of the year for teen drivers. It happens every summer The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has identified the time from Memorial Day to Labor Day as the...

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Possible Zantac cancer link prompts FDA warning to drug makers

FDA tells pharmaceutical companies to stop selling Zantac (ranitidine) drugs Zantac cancer lawsuits have increased in recent months, due to legal cases filed by people who took Zantac and have been diagnosed with cancer. As a result, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has taken action to remove Zantac and other dangerous drugs that...

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Traffic fatalities down 2%, but still remain high

On the surface, the numbers are encouraging. Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council (NSC) show the number of traffic fatalities has dropped for two straight years. An estimated 38,800 people died in 2019, down two percent from 39,904 in 2018 and 4 percent from 40,231 in 2017. In addition, about 4.4 million accident victims...

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What should I do If I'm run off the road by another driver?

Being run off the road by another driver can be frightening. It can happen when another driver weaves through traffic, illegally passes on a single-lane road, or is inattentive. Additionally, motorists can be run off the road by distracted drivers, drunk drivers, and aggressive drivers. In some cases, roadway departures can involve a single car due...

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Low parking lot speeds can still increase a pedestrian’s risk of severe injury or death

Parking lots are one of the few places where pedestrians and motorists meet at a high density. Some well-designed parking lots have designated walking areas that separate pedestrians from drivers. Many parking lots, however, are more of a free-for-all. The greatest dangers pedestrians face in Ohio parking lots are driver inattention and speeding. Other factors,...

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Best ideas to avoid a crash this holiday season

Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's Eve may not be here yet, but we are in the midst of the holiday season. It starts on Thanksgiving and runs through the month of December. Many will be traveling long distances to visit family or embarking on holiday shopping at a local plaza. When you drive this time...

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Be careful when using automated steering correction - It may be more dangerous than you think

. We are now seeing a wave of semi-autonomous automotive technology previously unimagined. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) come standard on many new cars. These systems have features designed to prevent collisions, lane departures or centerline crossing. How well does this technology work? Can we safely rely on ADAS when needed most? Glitches found in automated...

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