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Teen Crashes Spike During 100 Deadliest Days of Summer in Ohio

Summer's most dangerous period for driving, which goes from Memorial Day to Labor Day, is in full swing. Alarmingly, the Ohio State Highway Patrol identified Franklin County as one of the top five counties with the highest incidence of fatal car accidents involving teenagers within this timeframe. In light of these alarming statistics, law enforcement...

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Ohio Drivers Reminded to Share the Road with Motorcyclists

As Ohio welcomes the peak of motorcycle riding season, there is a notable increase in the number of motorcyclists on its roads. With more than half a million registered motorcycles throughout Ohio, knowing how to share the road with motorcyclists has become a pressing issue. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Motorcycle Ohio, a division...

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Ohio’s New Distracted Driving Law Shows Promising Results

Drivers seen using phones behind the wheel face citations. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and one year after a new law aimed at reducing the practice took effect, there’s some good news. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), the number of distracted driving crashes was down 55% year over year across the...

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Data Shows Franklin County as a Hotspot for Bicycle Crashes in Ohio

Injured cyclists need to know their legal rights and options. Bicyclists face a unique risk on Ohio roads. In many places, it’s the lack of bicycle-friendly infrastructure and the lack of protection bicyclists have compared to vehicle drivers. When combined with issues like distracted driving and speeding, these factors significantly increase the likelihood of bicycle...

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FMCSA's CDL Testing Proposal Aims to Enhance Highway Safety

The Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) certification process requires drivers to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in operating large and potentially hazardous vehicles. This ensures that only qualified individuals are allowed to operate these vehicles on public roads, which is critical for highway safety and preventing truck accidents. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) introduced...

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Tips to Reduce Risky Driving Behaviors

Many road users develop bad driving habits, whether they realize it or not. This often includes texting while driving, speeding, or ignoring traffic signals. However, these habits can have fatal consequences, even for the smallest infraction. The Ohio car accident attorneys at Gervelis Law Firm are committed to holding negligence drivers accountable when they cause...

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December Is National Impaired Driving Awareness Month

Crashes involving drunk drivers spike during the holiday season The holiday season in Ohio is a festive time of year. Unfortunately, numerous car accidents occur this time of year in the Buckeye State due to drunk drivers making the reckless decision to get behind the wheel. In fact, one study ranked Ohio among the top...

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Thanksgiving Marks Highest Spike in Fatal Accidents in Ohio

Fatal car accidents in Ohio have become increasingly common in recent years during the Thanksgiving holiday, according to a recent traffic safety study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Specifically, the number of fatal car accidents in Ohio on Thanksgiving Day increased by 244 percent compared to the number of car accident...

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Ohio Ranked Among Top Ten States for Dangerous Driving Conditions

Like in many other states, driving conditions in Ohio can become dangerous due to various factors and circumstances. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's FARS system, Ohio ranks ninth in the nation for having the most dangerous driving conditions. In 2020, over 1,000 fatal crashes in Ohio occurred during rainy conditions. The most...

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Understanding Concussions Suffered in Car Accidents

An attorney can fight for your rights if you’ve been injured. September 15 marked National Concussion Awareness Day, which is dedicated to helping people learn more about this type of brain injury. Concussions are common in car accidents but are often misunderstood. A concussion is sometimes called a “mild traumatic brain injury,” but the word “mild”...

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