July, 2017 | Rehm, Bennett, Moore, Rehm & Ockander Attorneys at Law P.C., L.L.O.

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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.

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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.

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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 nonmotorist. For example, pedestrians are sometimes fatally struck by big rigs.

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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.

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