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Distracted Driving Deaths Increased from 2014 to 2015

Last year saw the largest increase in annual traffic deaths in the past 50 years as a total of 35,092 lives were lost, a 7.2 percent increase over 2014. If you or a family member have been in injured in a car accident contact one of our South Bend personal… Read More

State Police Release Results of “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign

Indiana State Police made 53 criminal arrests, 13 felony arrests and issued over 1,000 traffic citations during the 2016 "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, which ran from Aug. 21 to Sept. 5. Throughout the campaign, state police also did the… Read More

Road Debris Crashes Increased by 40 Percent Since 2001

Road debris is a growing threat to your safety out on the road, according to a new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The study reveals that there were more than 200,000 road debris car accidents from 2011 to 2014, resulting in 39,000… Read More

Drowsy Driving Led to 5,000 Fatal Car Accidents in 2015

Drowsy driving causes approximately 328,000 car accidents every year and led to 5,000 deaths in 2015, according to “Wake Up Call! Understanding Drowsy Driving and What States Can Do," a new study from the Governors Highway Safety Organization (GHSO). Despite… Read More

Many Teenagers Do Not See Danger of Using Smartphones While Driving

Every day, distracted driving causes eight deaths and 1,000 injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, new research suggests that we have a long way to go to convince teenage drivers to stop using their… Read More

Data Shows Many Teenage Driver Accidents Occur at Night

One-third of fatal car accidents involving teenage drivers take place at night and 57 percent happen prior to midnight, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A total of 49 states restrict nighttime driving by… Read More

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