National Safety Council

  • Fatal Car Accident Numbers Rose Again in 2016

    …Preliminary data from 2016 shows that the number of traffic fatalities in the U.S. are on an unfortunate upward trend. There are a variety of reasons that auto accident fatalities are on the rise, but many analysts point to an increase in various types of driver distractions, such as texting while driving. Credit: National Safety Council (NSC…

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  • 2016 Staver Law Group National Scholarship Award Winner

    … The Staver Law Group PC is happy to announce Juliana Ruggieri on being selected as the 2016 Staver Law Group National Scholarship award recipient. Juliana currently works as an environmental health and safety specialist and is a member of the recently formed National Safety Council Women’s Caucus. She plans to further her career in safety…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 27 readers -
  • Chevy Explores Texting While Driving Solutions

    … According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 11 teens die every day as a result of texting and driving. Beyond fatalities, accidents caused by this form of distraction are all too common. The National Safety Council claims that over 1,600,000 accidents are caused by texting and driving each year. While many companies advocate against…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 24 readers -
  • Pokémon Go Car Accidents On The Rise

    … Phones and Distracted Driving Are Serious Issues on American Roads One of the leading causes of car accidents today is distracted driving. Recent research by the National Safety Council found that more than 24% of accidents on America’s roads involved cell phone use by one or more drivers. Although you often hear about the dangers of texting…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 21 readers -
  • Car Crashes vs. Car Accidents

    … as “accidents” when the cause of nearly 95 percent of these collisions is human error. The article notes that roadway fatalities are up more than 50 percent over the past century, even as vehicles have become equipped with more and more safety features. It also notes that recent National Safety Council research shows deadly crashes rose by nearly 8…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 32 readers -
  • Distracted Driving is a Leading Cause of Car Accidents

    … activities while behind the wheel more than doubles the risk of a crash as compared with drivers who simply focus on the road instead of engaging in other activities while driving. Separate research by the National Safety Council found that more than 24% of accidents on America’s roads involved cell phone use by one or more drivers. Nevertheless…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 23 readers -
  • April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    … and be able to think when you’re behind the wheel. It’s great to be entertained, but it’s not great when you’re so amused that you aren’t thinking about driving and run into the back of another car. Distracted Driving Awareness Month April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The purpose of this initiative by the National Safety Council is to discourage…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 43 readers -
  • Rise In Car Accident Claims

    … insurance providers hurrying to raise premiums in order to offset the expense of paying on an increasingly large number of claims. Geico and Allstate, two of the three largest providers in the country, have already raised their premiums. Allstate raised its rates an average of three point nine percent. Geico intends to implement rate increases…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 53 readers -
  • Drivers Unable to Stop Texting Behind the Wheel

    … is not as dangerous as composing and sending one. Holding the cellphone close to the steering wheel or windshield eliminates visibility problems. “I only text when stopped at a traffic light.” According to the National Safety Council, texting while driving contributes to over one million motor vehicle crashes every year. One in four crashes involve…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 34 readers -
  • 25 Crash Causes: Texting While Driving

    … such as driving require a person’s full concentration, but many drivers are tempted to read or reply to text messages while operating a vehicle. Texting not only takes away a driver’s visual focus, but it also soaks up cognitive attention and hand-eye coordination, both of which are essential to safe driving. According to the National Safety Council…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 31 readers -
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