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elderly drivers

Do Elderly Drivers Increase Auto Accident Risks?

Construction barricades are made to be visible. Large, clear signs, often with flashing arrows or lights, are posted far ahead of any road work. In the immediate area where the work is taking place, there are usually more signs, newly posted speed limits, machinery, construction […]

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Pokémon GO Is Causing Distracted Driving

There are plenty of apps designed to help people drive more safely: They block texts or auto reply so others will know you’re behind the wheel and stop trying to distract you. Simply enough, they are intended to keep you safe. But it’s difficult to […]

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Do You Need a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement?

Parent-teen driving agreements (PTDAs) are not a new concept. States, insurers, and safety organizations have developed PTDAs, and a new report is calling on every State Highway Safety Office to create or modify an agreement that is consistent with teen driving laws and reflective of […]

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Drunken Driving Fatalities and Motorcyclist Deaths on the Rise in Michigan

Distracted driving has quickly become an epidemic thanks to the pervasiveness of smartphones, but drunk driving is still one of the top causes of fatalities on the road. In 2015, alcohol-related traffic deaths went up 28 percent, from 236 in 2014 to 303 in 2015, […]

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Do You Know the Teen Car Accident Risks on Prom Night?

Prom season has a bad reputation, and with good reason. Ninety percent of teens believe that their peers are more likely to drink and drive on prom night, and 54 percent of students have four or more drinks on prom night, according to a study […]

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You’re Not That Good at Multi-Tasking: The Danger of Distracted Walking

Texting and driving is an auto accident waiting to happen, but what about walking and texting? Being distracted by your smartphone in any situation means you’re not paying attention to the task at hand – and that can include putting one foot in front of […]

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Keeping an Eye on Your Teen Driver Just Got Easier

Verizon will soon be rolling out the newest version of Hum, their aftermarket connected car add-on that gives almost any car – even your teen’s beat-up old sedan – capabilities like speakerphone, emergency service buttons, stolen vehicle tracking, and even “check engine” light remote diagnosis. […]

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Smartphone Addiction Leads to Deadly Distracted Driving

Answering a phone call while driving is common. It’s not safe, but plenty of people do it, and they have a Bluetooth mechanism available to assist them so their conversation can be hands-free. Texting is also becoming less distracting with apps that read your messages […]

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David Femminineo Pursues Civil Damages for the Family of Motorcyclist Killed in Collision with Police Officer

This past summer, James Thomas Bush was killed when his motorcycle collided with Officer Thomas Murphy’s police car. Over the past five months, the family of Bush has held out hope that someone would be held accountable for their son’s death. But, last week, the […]

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Alcohol’s Role in Fatal Car Accidents During the Holidays

Thanksgiving and Black Friday officially kick off the end-of-year holiday season. Revelry is at a high from the end of November through early January. And with these celebrations often comes an excess of alcohol consumption. Holiday parties, reunions with friends, family get-togethers – these are […]

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David Femminineo Represents Mother of Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident with Police Officer

A fatal auto accident is tragic and completely avoidable. But when an accident is caused by one of the people who usually comes to the aid of accident victims, the situation becomes even more disconcerting. David Femminineo represents the mother of the 20-year-old man who […]

motorcycle fatality

A Tragic Trend: 5 Michigan Motorcycle Accident Fatalities in Two Weeks

Macomb County roads have been the site of five fatalities involving motorcycles in the last several weeks. The most recent accident on August 7, occurred because the driver of the motorcycle was operating the machine at a high rate of speed and was unable to […]

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Avoid a Michigan Boating Accident as Summer Draws to a Close

As you pass the Great Lakes, the 10,000 inland lakes or 35,000 miles of freshwater rivers, wetlands, and streams in Michigan, you’ll see boats populating the waterways. But just because someone has a boat, and just because recreational boaters are doing their best to enjoy […]

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Can You Share the Road? Improving Bike Safety in Michigan

Bicyclists might be a minority on Michigan roads, but cyclists still have the right to travel alongside cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Many would-be cyclists err on the side of caution and stick to alternative methods of transportation even though they might be inclined to bike, […]

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Sleeping Pill Usage Increases Auto Accident Risks

Can’t survive without your Ambien? Sleeping pills are almost as common as Tylenol in today’s culture. Turns out those little pills that bring on much-needed shut-eye could cause more trouble than good. Newly released research finds that a dependency on sleep aids like Ambien, Restoril, […]

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Can a Computer Stop People from Driving Drunk?

While there isn’t a computer around that can actually prevent a person from getting behind the wheel of their car after they’ve been drinking, a computer algorithm has been developed to recognize drunk people. Chances are, if someone’s drunk they’re more likely to be sitting […]

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Death and Taxes: Why Auto Accidents Spike on April 15

The day has arrived – April 15, tax day. One of the most dreaded days of the year for plenty of Americans. Unfortunately, some of these people also find themselves in auto accidents right alongside shelling out more money than they’d like to Uncle Sam. […]

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Deadly Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is painful. Losing a precious hour of your day is tough to accept, even if it’s technically only one day. While it’s encouraging to leap ahead and look forward to spring and the extra hours of light in the evening, the […]

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Can An App Prevent Texting While Driving?

The best way to avoid the temptation to text and drive, or use your phone at all while driving, is to put it in the trunk before you start your car. This, however, is a habit that busy people are not very likely to adopt. […]

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The $11.5 Million Personal Injury Case: David Femminineo Garners Highest Reported Settlement in the State of Michigan for 2014

Traumatic brain injury victims suffer greatly, and many of them encounter trials in nearly every aspect of their daily life. Even a mild brain injury can be life-changing. Having a qualified personal injury attorney like David C. Femminineo on your side can make all the […]

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Commercial Truck Drivers Make Michigan Highways More Treacherous

Driving on the highway among semis and tractor trailers can be daunting and frightening. Many people reassure themselves with the knowledge that these drivers are trained to safely and properly handle such giant machines. As it turns out, many truck drivers aren’t all that experienced, […]

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Seeing Red: Remind Yourself Not to Text and Drive

Cell phones are involved in 1.6 million auto accidents annually, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Because people seem unable to put down their phones, this distracted driving epidemic results in over 6,000 deaths and 500,000 injuries every year. The University of Michigan Transportation […]

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Safety Tips for Black Friday, Shopping’s Most Dangerous Day

Shopping isn’t typically considered a risky pastime. But Black Friday and the beginning of holiday shopping can be life-threatening. There’s even a website – Black Friday Death Count – that tallies the number of fatalities and injuries that occur because of the bedlam that surrounds […]

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Distraction: The Halloween Costume Too Many People Are Wearing

Distracted driving is an epidemic. Turns out, distracted pedestrians on their mobile devices are a problem too. Researchers at Ohio State found that phone-related injuries to pedestrians doubled from 2005 to 2010. Those numbers are expected to double when the 2010-2015 data is released. What […]

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Auto Accident Epidemic: Driving While Distracted

As the idiom goes, most people think they can walk and chew gum at the same time. But can they walk and use their smartphone at the same time? Or, more importantly, drive and use their smartphone at the same time? Many people attempt it […]

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Penalties for Michigan Drunk Drivers Are Increasing

Combating the drunk driving epidemic in this country is an uphill battle. But the Michigan legislature has made some changes in an effort to dissuade people from driving drunk again, particularly for the many people who didn’t learn their lesson the first time around. On […]

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Americans Know They Have Bad Driving Habits

In a recent Harris poll, it appears that Americans are quite aware of the dangerous behaviors they have behind the wheel, but many go right on doing them anyway. Whether texting, talking, or, alas, drinking and driving, there is a major gap between the behaviors […]

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Drunk Driving: Still the Biggest Cause of Auto Accidents

With the many auto accidents being caused by mobile device distractions, drunk driving doesn’t get as much press as it used to. But the fact is that drinking and driving is still the biggest cause of auto accidents. In 2012, one person died every 51 […]

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Pregnant? Auto Accidents Are More Likely

As if pregnant women don’t have enough to worry about, a new study has found that those with babies on board are at a much higher risk of being involved in auto accidents, especially during the second trimester. Pregnancy and Auto Accident Risk Canadian researchers […]

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Selfies: The Newest Form of Distracted Driving

A selfie is when someone takes a picture of themselves that highlights what they’re wearing, what they’re doing, and where they are. Unfortunately, many of the locations of these photos are in a car – in the driver’s seat. If you thought texting while driving […]

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