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While aggressive or reckless driving is hard to quantify, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration surveyed drivers and found that 30 percent of responders believed that another person's road rage threatened their personal safety within the last month. That number jumped to 67 percent for people who felt threatened within the last year. American drivers ranked road rage as the number one problem on American roads in a survey by the DOT Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

One 29-year-old Indiana man had a close call with an aggressive driver at the end of March, when a black Ford F150 nearly struck his car on the highway. After the near miss, the driver of the F150 attempted to run the man off the road before swerving across the lane and leaving the road. While dialing 911 to report the aggressive driver, the F150 returned, and the driver of the truck produced a semi-automatic pistol that he aimed at the 29-year-old.

The truck driver kept the pistol aimed at the other man while unleashing a litany of curses and screams. Eventually, the gunman left the scene.

Fortunately, no one was hurt in this road rage incident, but it could have ended much differently. NHTSA statistics blame 6.8 million automobile accidents annually on aggressive driving, including accidents from tailgating, speeding, weaving through traffic and blowing through stoplights and signs.

Doehrman Buba – Indianapolis Injury Attorneys

Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-chesterton-gun-st-0403-20150402-story.html

Did you know? According to the NHTSA, aggressive drivers are more likely to drink and drive or drive without wearing a seatbelt.

The post Prevalence of Road Rage Can Lead to Injury and Death on Indiana Highways appeared first on Doehrman Buba - Indianapolis Injury Attorneys With Decades of Success.

Sat, Apr 25, 2015
Source: Doehrman Chamberlain
motorcycle and car accident

An Indiana man is lucky to be alive after an accident in Danville where he was struck by a motor vehicle. The man was riding a motorcycle west when he approached an intersection. Another motorist came to the intersection as well and, after looking for cars, proceeded forward, failing to notice the man on the motorcycle. The man was hit and thrown into the intersection, and is now listed in fair condition at a nearby hospital.

Even though the woman driving the car checked for other cars before moving, she failed to notice the slender profile of the motorcycle. This is an example of how easy it is for motorcycle drivers to suffer serious injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents.

Tips For Avoiding Motorcycles on the Road

With winter on the way out, motorcyclists will become more and more common on Indiana roads. To ensure both your own safety and the safety of bikers:

Double check before making turns. Vehicles turning in front of motorcycles are a leading cause of fatal motorcycle accidents. Leave bikers as much space as possible within their lane. You may notice odd behaviors in bikers – swerving, for example. They do this for a reason. It could be to keep the bike balanced, or to avoid a potentially deadly pothole in the road. Do not encroach on the biker's space. If a biker is in front of you, increase your follow distance. Motorcycles stop much more quickly than cars, so if a motorcycle stops in front of you, you need extra buffer room to prevent your car from stopping too late. Make a conscious effort to remember to share the road with bikers. It is easy to forget motorcyclists exist on the road – looking out for them helps both them and you.

Doehrman Buba – Indianapolis Injury Attorneys

Source: http://www.commercial-news.com/news/indiana-man-injured-after-motorcycle-accident/article_788f7082-da1c-11e4-ac4e-d3354e3c8de3.html

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Sat, Apr 25, 2015
Source: Doehrman Chamberlain

A Canadian man in Miami for the Ultra Music Festival was the victim of a serious hit and run accident Sunday morning. The man was struck from behind with enough force that the vehicle's grill came off and remained in the roadway after the driver fled the scene. The victim remains in critical condition with injuries that include a broken leg, broken shoulder, bruised lung and facial cuts. The hospital chose to place him in a medically-induced coma to reduce the harmful effects of any possible brain injuries from the accident. Florida has seen a dramatic rise in the number of fatal hit-and-run crashes during the last two years. Hit-and-run accidents involving fatalities went up 23 percent from 2013 to 2014, and nearly half of 2014 deaths from hit-and-run accidents were pedestrians. What Do I Do After a Hit and Run Accident? A hit-and-run accident, or an accident where the driver...
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Fri, Apr 24, 2015
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While aggressive or reckless driving is hard to quantify, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration surveyed drivers and found that 30 percent of responders believed that another person's road rage threatened their personal safety within the last month. That number jumped to 67 percent for people who felt threatened within the last year. American drivers ranked road rage as the number one problem on American roads in a survey by the DOT Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

One 29-year-old Indiana man had a close call with an aggressive driver at the end of March, when a black Ford F150 nearly ...Read More

Sat, Apr 25, 2015
Source: Doehrman Chamberlain