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Dangerous Distracted Driving: Cell Phones and Wrecks

Distracted Driving Background In 2009 a teen was killed by a distracted driver while lawfully crossing the street in a designated crosswalk. Following the incident family and friends created "EndDD.org" a resource to spread awareness of how widespread the issue of driving while distracted really is.distracted driving. The causes of distracted driving and those that participate in distracted driving are legion. Conscientious citizens, grandparents, criminals, politicians, ministers and everyone in between are all in some degree guilty of being distracted by others in the car, a cell phone, or the affairs of daily life. These distractions can have dangerous or deadly consequences for others who are sharing the road with these individuals. Do you feel comfortable sharing the road with this driver? It doesn't appear in the video that he…
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Mississippi Distracted Driving Attorney

Distracted Driving Background from a Mississippi Distracted Driving Attorney In 2009 a teen was killed by a distracted driver while lawfully crossing the street in a designated crosswalk. Following the incident family and friends created "EndDD.org" a resource to spread awareness of how widespread the issue of driving while distracted really is. (Mississippi Distracted Driving Attorney) The causes of distracted driving and those that participate in distracted driving are legion. Conscientious citizens, grandparents, criminals, politicians, ministers and everyone in between are all in some degree guilty of being distracted by others in the car, a cell phone, or the affairs of daily life. These distractions can have dangerous or deadly consequences for others who are sharing the road with these individuals and if you or a loved one has experienced this…
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Cell Phone Causes a Wreck – Cell Phone Records in Wrecks

More and more we are finding that certain wrecks could be avoided if drivers were not distracted. Recent studies have shown that cell phone text messaging and calls while driving all make a driver more distracted and make a driver's reaction time slower. Slower reaction time for the distracted driver often means that avoiding an obstacle in the roadway or braking for slower traffic ahead will take longer. A recent Miami University study found that this delay could make a reaction take up to 24% longer than a normal stopping or avoiding reaction and account for around 10 feet of additional distance needed to stop when traveling 65 miles per hour,cell phone causes a wreck. This study and studies like it make the necessity of laws restricting distracted driving and advertising…
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Distracted Drivers and Bicycle Wrecks

All over the country individuals continue to choose to use cell phones while operating cars and trucks. Activities like texting, emailing, surfing the internet and even looking up a phone number take the focus and attention of the driver off of the road and allow the unthinkable to happen to a bicyclist. New laws have been passed in Mississippi in order to provide that bicyclists would be more protected and protected on the roadways of Mississippi.Distracted Drivers and Bicycle Wrecks. The John Paul Frerer Act, enacted in 2010, provides that bicyclists will be given all the benefits of vehicles on the roadway. Additionally the law provides that when passing a bicyclist on the roadway that a driver should provide at least 3 feet of space as the vehicle passes. Distracted Drivers…
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Car Wrecks: Hit While Riding a Horse

Mississippi still has places where horses and vehicles (cars and trucks) are sharing the road. The number of horses being ridden in Mississippi means that if roadways or trails are shared by cars and horses that cars and trucks could be involved in wrecks with people riding a horse if those driving automobiles are not keeping a proper lookout. A horse with rider is around 3 feet wide and at least 8 feet tall. It is easy to see someone riding a horse coming, and avoiding an animal that is usually at a walk or trot should be easy if the vehicle is under proper control and keeping a proper looking. Mississippi law provides that any person riding a horse or driving has the same rights and duties applicable to a…
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Mississippi Drinking and Driving Wrongful Death Attorney

Among causes of death in Mississippi Automobile wrecks and crashes account for roughly 195 deaths per year, making these deaths the 14th leading cause of death overall. The deaths in this statistic include motorcycle deaths, 18-wheeler deaths and pedestrian or bicycle deaths due to cars. For each death in Mississippi several are seriously injured by car wrecks. Drinking and driving wrongful death cause a significant portion of these deaths and injuries. Senseless is the word that comes to mind to describe deaths and injuries due to drunk drivers. The amount of danger involved in drunk driving and distracted driving cause these activities to carry steep fines and penalties. Social groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Students Against Drunk Driving and many others to continue to lobby for stricter…
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Mississippi Bicycle Safety

There are several general rules to be followed in general bicycle safety in Mississippi. Wear head protection; Test your bike before beginning to ride; Don't be distracted by music or a cell phone; Make sure you are visible; wear reflective clothing be aware of the necessary requirements for reflectors and flashers Be Alert and look for upcoming obstacles; Bike the same direction as traffic and obey all the same traffic signals as a car; this is opposite from pedestrians who travel against traffic. Many other safety resources will provide information on how to bike more safely. http://www.nhtsa.gov/Bicycles http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/bike/safety.htm
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Car Wreck Attorney – Mississippi Injury Attorney

Car Wreck Attorney Auto accidents are very dangerous because you have two machines that each weigh around a ton traveling with speed. We all have the duty to drive as a reasonable person like us would drive in the same situation. (to not drive negligently) If a driver fails to drive as a reasonable person would drive and causes and accident or injury in another person then there may be a claim for negligence against another driver. Experienced car wreck attorneys can evaluate your claim and see what the insurance company is willing to pay a lawyer.    More and more in our recent car wreck cases we have seen distracted driving. Drivers who cause wrecks are often using their cell phones to surf the internet, write an email or…
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Runners or Walkers Hit by Car

Runners or Walkers are in increasing danger on the roadways of Mississippi. Walkers are frequently injured or killed and at a rate that is just behind injury or death to a passenger in a motor vehicle wreck. We teach our children to pay attention and look both ways before crossing the street. Sometimes this training is not enough to prevent injury or death while on foot as a pedestrian.   The injury rate for pedestrians is in the thousands every year, and with distracted driving due to cell phones, email and text messages, this number is only going up. Any pedestrian or bicyclist who is injured by an automobile has a potential claim for damages as a result of his injuries. If you or a family member are injured by…
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