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AAA Warns Indiana Residents Not to Play Pokémon Go and Drive

Responding to recent crashes involving drivers who were playing Pokémon Go, AAA is cautioning motorists to put down their smart phones when they get behind the wheel. AAA is also warning pedestrians to pay attention to their surroundings. Pokémon Go… Read More

U.S. Traffic Deaths Up Nearly Eight Percent in 2015

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there was an eight percent increase in traffic fatalities last year. That is the biggest year-to-year increase in 50 years. If you have lost a loved one in a crash, you need an… Read More

Indiana Considered 22nd Best State for Teen Drivers

Summer is here and more teens are newly licensed and excited to be out on the roads. While Indiana ranked number 22 on a recent list of the best and worst states for teen drivers, there is room for improvement as the state came in somewhere near the middle.  Even… Read More

Head-up Displays Lead to Distracted Drivers

With today’s tech advances, new automotive technology can quickly emerge. On one side, safety advocates will assert that the technology is yet another distraction, while automakers will proclaim that the technology is completely safe. Head-up displays… Read More

Memorial Day Kicked off 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

Parents have a right to be concerned during this time of year, as Memorial Day is the beginning of what has come to be known as the 100 deadliest driving days for teens. It might sound a little unsettling, but there is significant data to back it up.… Read More

IIHS Study Finds Increased Speed Limits Lead to More Accidents

Increasing maximum speed limits over the past 20 years have also increased deadly automobile accidents across the country, resulting in 33,000 fatalities. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently conducted a study examining the impact… Read More

Brain Injuries Linked to Aggressive Driving and Road Rage

Canadian researchers have released a study revealing a link between aggressive driving and traumatic brain injuries. Those who suffered brain trauma are much more likely to exhibit road rage, which puts other motorists and pedestrians at risk. Even more… Read More

Government & Local Law Enforcement Team up for Distracted Driving Awareness Month

This April, the U.S. government has teamed up with local and state law enforcement to raise awareness about Distracted Driving Awareness Month in an effort to reduce traffic fatalities and collisions while encouraging safe driving. Distractions are anything… Read More

Three Injured After Drivers Lose Control on Niles Bridge

Two students remain in critical condition at Memorial Hospital after being injured in a car crash on Saturday night. The victims, one a junior at Notre Dame and the other a junior at Saint Mary’s, were in a Mercury sedan with a 53-year-old South Bend… Read More

Falls Linked to Increased Risk of Accidents for Older Drivers

The AAA Foundation for Safety conducted a study and found that older drivers with a history of falling have a 40 percent increased risk of being involved in a car crash. Driving often becomes risky for older adults who have experienced a fall because… Read More