Many drivers think they can safely text while driving

Sometimes, a person’s views of their own abilities don’t reflect reality. One situation in which such a disconnect can be quite harmful is when a person is driving. If a person assumes they are a better and more responsible driver than they actually are, they could potentially pose a major danger to others, including motorcyclists who share the roads with them.

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State patrol engaging in education efforts on teen driver safety

It is not uncommon for auto accidents here in Nebraska to involve teen drivers. According to state authorities, around one out of every five reportable traffic accidents last year involved a teen driver. This is despite the fact that only 7 percent of the state’s driving population are teens.

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U.S. gets bad grades in walkability report

How is the U.S. doing when it comes to walkability? A recent report suggests it is doing rather poorly. The report was by an advisory panel that the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance set up. In the report, America was given letter grades for various factors relating to walkable communities and walking. The grades the report gave the U.S. would likely fill a parent with dread if their child received them. The nation was given an “F” in several of the categories.

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Study looks at truck safety technologies

When a person is hurt in a crash involving a big rig truck, the period following the accident could be a very challenging one. For one, the injuries coming out of such accidents can be incredibly severe, and can have major ramifications for a person and their everyday life.

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Biking precautions could help avoid accidents

Facing serious hazards on the roadways can affect any traveler. However, bicyclists who travel on or near roads may face greater risks due to the lack of protection their mode of transportation provides. If a vehicle strikes you while biking, you could suffer serious, if not fatal, injuries that could greatly impact your life and the lives of your family.

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How common are fatal auto accidents in Nebraska?

Motor vehicle accidents vary greatly in their consequences. Some have deadly results. How common are fatal traffic accidents? A recent Lincoln Journal Star article gave statistics on this for the different states. The statistics included the average number of traffic deaths per every 100,000 residents per year for each of the states. These rates were based off of federal traffic death data from 2000 to 2015.

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Keeping game days safe out on Nebraska roads

College football season is now underway. For some in the Lincoln area and beyond, this means a chance to attend some of the Cornhuskers’ home games. Now, in the midst of all the excitement such games bring, it can be important for football fans to not forget to give traffic safety appropriate attention when to going to and from games.

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Should classes regarding teen driver safety be required for parents?

Just because teens are young doesn’t mean the decisions they make don’t have big impacts. There are some places where how teens act can have truly major effects. Among these places are the roads. Unsafe decisions by teens behind the wheel could have all kinds of significant consequences.

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Many important issues can come up following a car crash

Car accidents can be full of chaos. The time following such a crash can also feel very chaotic for the accident’s victims. There can be many different matters that come up for a person in the wake of being harmed in a Nebraska auto crash. This includes matters related to car repairs, getting appropriate medical care and insurance claims.

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Nebraska’s drunk driving laws among the nation’s strictest

Drunk driving is a major traffic danger. All states have laws against this unsafe conduct. A recent set of rankings on state DUI laws points to Nebraska having one of the stricter sets of drunk driving laws in the nation.

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