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March 2018 Archives

Why tragic motor vehicle accidents occur

Both drivers and poor roads may contribute to traffic deaths in Virginia and throughout the country. Drivers may try to operate motor vehicles after consuming alcohol or other substances that can impair their ability to do so. These substances may make it harder to react to what is happening on the road in a timely manner. In addition to driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol, individuals drive when they are too tired.

Hard enforcement of ELD mandate begins in April

Commercial truck drivers in Virginia, as well as their employers, probably know that they are required to adopt electronic logging devices for their vehicles. This mandate was implemented by the U.S. Department of Transportation back in December 2017. So far, truckers have been allowed some flexibility during this time of soft enforcement.

Daylight saving time can lead to drowsy driving

A recent study from AAA suggests that losing an hour of sleep after Daylight Saving Time leads to an increase in drowsy driving accidents. Drowsy driving contributes to 10 percent of all car wrecks, according to a AAA traffic safety study, so preventing it is essential. Following Daylight Saving Time, Virginia drivers also face a range of new issues, such as darker mornings and the presence of glare. Therefore, they should know how to prevent accidents during this adjustment period.

Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries

In Virginia and across the United States, many auto accident victims suffer from soft tissue damage, sometimes without knowing it. The shock of a collision, combined with the sudden braking and the bracing of the body, can cause the soft tissues of the body such as the muscles, tendons and ligaments to stretch and become strained, sprained or torn. Symptoms may not become noticeable until days after a crash.

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