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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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What's causing Ohio's increase in distracted driving crashes?

Distracted driving involves any activity that causes a visual, mechanical or cognitive distraction. It can involve anything from eating and drinking to sending text messages. While distracted driving has always been a public safety risk on Ohio roads, the advent of handheld technology has only exacerbated the problem. Across the U.S., distracted driving caused more...

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What can I expect from my car accident claim?

If you've never filed a car accident claim before, the legal process may seem unfamiliar to you. You may have recently been involved in a low-impact collision that left you with a minor injury (whiplash or "mild" head injury). Perhaps your crash happened weeks or months ago, and you have since been treated for a...

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Determining the extent of crash damages and injuries

Every collision, whether a fender-bender or a major accident, creates chaos. Emotions are running high due to injuries, damage, and adrenaline. The first priority, of course, is assisting anyone who is injured. Call 911 to summon medical assistance, if necessary. Then, assess the scene to determine whether moving cars is necessary for safety reasons. If...

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Poor screening of rideshare drivers endangers the public

Do you feel safe getting into a rideshare car? If you're unsure, then you may have heard about horrific incidents involving rideshare drivers. While the bad ones account for only a small percentage, their actions were profound enough to cause serious injuries, trauma, and even death. In November of 2019, Columbus police issued an arrest...

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