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Driver distraction a serious threat to safety

With the Christmas and New Year's holidays fast approaching, Minnesota residents may be on alert to potential drunk drivers on the road. With an increase in festivities at this time of year, that is wise. However, drunk drivers are far from the only dangers that people face on the roads and highways today.

Study shows roundabouts reduce accidents

People who have been driving in Minnesota for any length of time have no doubt seen many people virtually speed up to get through an intersection before a light turns red. This is just one of the many things that can contribute to a serious motor vehicle accident as intersections are common locations for crashes to happen.

Factors in fatal car accidents

If you are like many people in Minnesota, sometimes it takes seeing hard numbers in print to fully understand and embrace the scope of a problem. Learning about just how many people die on the roads and highways in the state each year can be difficult but it can help people to understand the continued need to seek compensation and to keep looking for new ways to improve safety for all.

Are Minnesota's DWI laws tough enough?

For several decades now, groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving have tirelessly sought to raise public awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving in Minnesota and around the nation. While it may seem normal that people say they understand the risks associated with this behavior, lives continue to be lost at the hands of drunk drivers. Clearly, more is needed if there can ever be a way to stop this from happening.

New partnership targets safety in autonomous cars

Minnesota residents know that when it comes to autonomous vehicles, one of the big benefits touted by the companies that are developing these cars is improved safety. While this is understandably of interest to most people, it is also important for drivers to understand exactly how this improved safety may come to be. Additionally, consumers need to be able to trust that the technologies used in self-driving cars is actually reliable and capable of keeping them and their loved ones safe from accidents.

Drugged driving may impact accident risk

Minnesota residents have long known that drunk driving is a serious problem and puts too many innocent people in harm's way unnecessarily. While this is its own tragic reality, it is also a fact that drunk driving is not the only risk of its kind. People who choose to get behind the wheel of a car after they have smoked or consumed marijuana can also cause great harm to others. Even though Minnesota has not legalized the recreational use of this drug like some states have, some people still manage to obtain and use or consume it.

Distracted driving may be factor in fatal crash

As distracted driving continues to get more attention in Minnesota and around the country, it is important for people to learn about accidents that may be influenced by a driver's use of a phone or other device while behind the wheel. The more awareness that is brought to the problem of distracted driving, the more laws and other things may eventually be changed in an effort to improve safety for everyone on the roads.

Security vulnerabilities could be safety risks for autonomous cars

For the past couple of years now, Minnesota residents have been hearing quite a bit about the development of self-driving vehicle technology. As technology companies and auto manufacturers alike seem to be in a virtual race to get this technology into play and get vehicles on the road, it is important to remember the primary benefit being touted by this advance: safety. 

MN teen wins 2nd place in anti-distracted driving PSA contest

We all know how big of a problem distracted driving is in the Twin Cities. All you have to do is look around on any busy street or highway. Sometimes, it seems like every other driver is chatting on the phone or staring down at the screen in their hand instead of focusing on the road.

Are traffic fatalities increasing or decreasing?

Are you one of the many Minnesota residents who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident in the past year or so? Perhaps you have even lost a loved one in an unnecessary crash caused by another negligent driver. If so, you may find it interesting to know that across the nation, the number of deaths in automobile wrecks has sadly been rising.

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