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Will it someday be common for cars to track driver tiredness?

The use of sensors in cars has grown considerably in recent years. These days, cars can have sensors aimed at tracking all kinds of things.

Might it one day be common for cars to track how tired a driver is behind the wheel? Panasonic has recently developed a fatigued driving prevention system which would gauge driver drowsiness.

Nebraska seeing an alarming pace of motorcycle deaths this year

Motorcycle accidents have the potential to be truly tragic in there consequences. In some instances, such crashes cut a motorcyclist’s life short.

Unfortunately, motorcyclist fatalities have been happening at a worrisome pace this year in Nebraska. As a AAA report noted, all of last year, the state saw 20 motorcycle fatalities. According to that same report, 2017’s fatality total has already surpassed this number. Reportedly, there had already been 21 motorcycle deaths reported in the state this year by July 24.

The upcoming solar eclipse and traffic safety

A notable event will be occurring in the sky over Nebraska next month. This is the solar eclipse. It will occur on August 21. Parts of the state are in the prime viewing path for the eclipse.

Why are we talking about the upcoming eclipse on a personal injury law blog? We are because there are some traffic safety issues that could come up here in Nebraska in connection to this event.

Which dog breeds were behind the most dog bites in Lincoln?

Dog bites happen all over the country, including in cities throughout Nebraska. Last fiscal year, well over 300 dog bite incidents occurred in the Lincoln area.

These incidents involved many different breeds. Which dog breeds were involved in the most dog bite incidents in the Lincoln area in fiscal year 2015-2016? The top spot was held by pit bills, with 46 bites. Holding the next four spots were: Labradors (33 bites), German shepherds (17 bites), boxers (13 bites) and Chihuahuas (10 bites). As a note, each of the above breed categories includes mixes.

Nonmotorist fatalities in truck accidents

Sadly, truck accidents take thousands of lives a year here in America. Among the individuals who are sometimes the victims of fatal truck crashes are nonmotorists. For example, pedestrians are sometimes fatally struck by big rigs.

According to federal data, every year between 2012 and 2015, the number of nonmotorists killed in crashes involving large trucks in the U.S. landed somewhere between 390 and 441. For each of the years in this period, around one in every ten people killed in U.S. large truck accidents was a nonmotorist.

How much longer does it take large trucks to stop?

Large trucks are different from other vehicles in many ways. Some of these ways touch on safety. Take, for example, the distance it takes for big rigs and similar vehicles to stop.

Large trucks generally require much more stopping distance than the average vehicle. How much longer does stopping take for such trucks? According to materials from a recent safety campaign the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is involved in, around 40 percent longer.

Report: Nebraska near the bottom for teen driver environment

Among the places teens can face significant dangers is out on the roads. So, there are many worries a parent may have when their teen starts driving. A recent report indicates that a teen starting to drive might be an especially worry-causing experience for parents here in Nebraska. The report points to the state being one of the worst places in the country for teen drivers.

For each of the 50 states, the report looked at 21 factors that touch on teen drivers. The factors were grouped into three categories: safety, driving laws and economic environment. From the review of these factors, the report ranked the states based on how good of an environment they present for teen drivers.

Can a social media post derail your personal injury claim?

Injuries caused by another person due to a car accident or other event can prove difficult to handle. You may need to make certain life adjustments for a considerable amount of time or even face permanent changes depending on the severity of your injuries. Because your life can suffer such substantial impacts, you may feel the need to pursue justice and compensation from the party considered at fault for the injury-causing incident.

While you have the right to file a personal injury claim in hopes of gaining restitution, you may wish to remember that evidence must support your case. Additionally, certain factors could negatively impact your claims, such as your social media activities.

When cars hit pedestrians, brain injuries sometimes result

A person is just walking along when, suddenly, a car hits them and forever alters their life. This is unfortunately an experience that some pedestrians here in Nebraska end up being subjected to. A wide range of different types of negligent behavior by drivers can expose pedestrians to such a situation.

Pedestrians generally have little protecting their head. Given this, brain injuries are among the life-changing injuries that pedestrian accidents can see a particularly high amount of, compared to other traffic crashes.

Drowsy driving’s toll in Nebraska

Many things can pose significant dangers out on Nebraska’s roads. Among these are drivers taking to, or staying out on, the roads when drowsy.

State statistics indicate that 1,453 accidents involving drowsy/asleep drivers were reported in the state between 2010 and 2014. This includes nearly 700 injury-causing accidents and 11 fatal crashes.

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