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Driving a truck is a dangerous job

Truckers are the backbone of America. Each day - in Ohio and across the country - commercial truck drivers haul a variety of goods and products down interstates, roadways, and city streets to make scheduled deliveries and pickups. While most people recognize the personal sacrifice professional truck drivers make to be away from their loved...

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Ohio drivers need to share the road with pedestrians

March means spring is just around the corner, and spring means more people in Cleveland and throughout Ohio will be out enjoying the warmer weather. People should be able to walk around Cleveland safely, and that includes using the sidewalks and crossing the street. Unfortunately, too many drivers don’t do their part to keep our...

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Dealing with trucking companies and their insurers after a crash

Truck accidents are very different from two-car crashes. Due to the size and weight of large commercial trucks, the damage tends to be more devastating. In many cases, multiple people sustain serious or fatal injuries from a single truck crash. During the aftermath, there are multiple insurance companies involved. That's because the cab, trailer and...

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Driving when sleep deprived is just as dangerous as driving drunk

Americans haven't been getting enough sleep for some time, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only further disrupted our routines. Unfortunately, too many people view fatigued driving as just a normal part of life. They shouldn't. Driving while tired is dangerous. In fact, going without sleep for long enough before getting behind the wheel is just...

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Who can be held accountable for parking lot injuries?

Many parking lots, especially those in commercial plazas, are dangerous for visitors. From dangerous walkways to inattentive drivers, there are many factors that can lead to parking lot injuries. Pedestrians and visitors of a business or other establishment are the most at risk. It's common for parking lot accidents to result in: Head injuries Bone...

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How bad is distracted driving in Cleveland?

Distracted driving is a growing threat to public safety all over the United States. In fact, it was responsible for 2,841 traffic fatalities and an estimated 400,000 injuries nationwide in 2018. Distracted driving seems to be a bigger problem in some areas than others. Some other states have a complete handheld ban, which prohibits all...

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Is distracted driving worse today than it was 2 years ago?

In today's world, people are often tempted to drive distracted, due to handheld technology and the urge to multitask. For some drivers, distracted driving is habitual, especially when commuting daily on familiar roads. Distracted driving is an umbrella term that describes any activity that causes: Visual Distraction – A driver's eyes are taken off the...

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How well is distracted driving enforced in Ohio?

Unlike many other states, Ohio's distracted driving laws are behind the curve. Texting and driving is illegal for all drivers, with a maximum fine of $150. There is no universal cellphone ban for Ohio drivers, however. That means that most drivers are allowed to make and receive phone calls while driving (with the exception of...

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