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3 types of distractions make it dangerous to eat and drive

One thing that many people do is drive while eating. Most people don't think that eating while driving is dangerous, and the majority of people who do it have done so for so long that it is commonplace. The problem with distractions is that they come in many forms. While it is not illegal to drink or eat behind the wheel, if you get into a wreck because of eating, spilling a drink or otherwise being distracted by food, you could face serious penalties. There are three kinds of distractions that you have to watch out for. These include manual, cognitive and visual. Here's a little more about...

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Know what to do when you are in a car wreck in Ohio

Anxiety and stress are common after a car crash. These are virtually impossible for you to prepare for ahead of time. It is a good idea to think about what you are going to do if you are in a crash before you are even involved in one. This can give you the background to know what needs to be done. There are several things to think about if you are ever hit by another vehicle. Your plan should encompass what to do at the scene and what you must do afterwards. Here are some important points to remember: Contact the police There is a misconception that every accident requires a police officer...

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Been in a car accident? Watch for hidden injuries

The immediate aftermath of any type of car accident is almost always traumatic -- and overwhelming. It's often hard to think straight and the adrenaline in your body can actually override pain sensations, making it hard to even know if you're injured or not. On top of that, some injuries have a knack for not being obvious at first. That's why anyone who has recently been in a car accident needs to be conscious of the possibility of "hidden" injuries that they or their family members may have. What relatively benign symptoms can be the potential sign of a serious problem? 1. Shoulder and neck...

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Drowsy driving is too dangerous to risk

How tired are you? If you're like most Americans, you're probably more tired than you should be. The distractions and demands of modern life make it almost impossible for a lot of people to get enough sleep -- which is a big problem for drivers. Drowsy driving is actually considered as dangerous as drunk driving. Sleep deprivation and intoxication affect the mind and body in similar ways. Both can affect your reaction times, your ability to focus and the clarity of your decisions. How do you know if you're driving drowsy? Here are some signals that you need to take a break: You find your...

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How to spot a distracted driver in Mansfield

Distracted driving continues to be a problem on the roads of Ohio even as law enforcement officials continue to crack down on the various offenses. Distracted drivers can cause some of the most tragic accidents in Mansfield. Even though you might be a safe driver who does not let distractions bother them, you cannot guarantee that the other drivers around you are the same. Here's how to spot distracted drivers in Ohio. One of the biggest things you need to look for when trying to spot a distracted driver is how well he or she stays in his or her lane. Drivers who continue to weave back and...

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Spring driving safety tips

Whether you're ready for the crazy weather in an Ohio spring or not, it's already here in much of the state -- where weather in February and March can go from winter white one day to warm rain, strong winds and even hail the next. That means drivers need to be particularly wary on the roads right now, especially if they commute any distance. Forty minutes on the highway either north or south can make a huge difference in the type of weather you see, even on the same day. Here's how to play it safe: 1. When the weather gets rough, turn down the radio. While you're at it, turn off your phone...

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The mysterious world of the auto insurance claims

For most consumers, what happens on the insurance side of the fence after an auto accident is a total mystery. For that matter, what they need to do themselves immediately in the aftermath of an accident can also be confusing. Experts say that most consumers only have to deal with a claim about every eight years or so. That's not often enough for most people to remember what to do and what happens next. Here's some information that can help. Jot down (or photograph) as much as possible With a little luck, your claim will be nice and easy, and everything will go smoothly. Just in case it...

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NASCAR legend has car accident in the snow

One of NASCAR's legendary drivers, Dale Earnhardt Jr., can take a turn around the racetrack that made him famous at 200 miles per hour. He cannot, however, drive well in the snow. He probably can't be blamed for not having his "snow wheels" under him, since snow and ice on the roads isn't exactly a familiar situation for lifelong residents of the southern United States. Earnhardt Jr. is a resident of North Carolina, which has been hit with an unusual amount of winter weather this season. The racing legend made light of his predicament on Twitter, joking about it to his fans. He ran into a...

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Car accidents often cause delayed-onset injuries

Biologically speaking, our human bodies are still very poorly equipped to survive serious body trauma. Unfortunately for many drivers and passengers, car accidents are much more violent experiences than they may realize at the moment. Even when modern safety features are present in a vehicle and the passengers are using them correctly, serious injury is possible in nearly any kind of car accident. Unfortunately for many car accident victims who think they might get away from the accident without serious injury, delayed onset injuries do not cause pain until hours or even days after the crash...

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Emergency medical services workers argue over who should help

If you're injured and in need of medical assistance while in northern Ohio, you'd better hope you aren't too close to the border between Cleveland and one of it's more dilapidated suburbs, East Cleveland. A car accident claimed the lives of two people right at the borderline between Cleveland and its poorer cousin, East Cleveland. Emergency Medical Transport (EMT) crews spent a few minutes arguing over who had to send help. The accident had been fiery and sent cars flying in all directions as one vehicle rammed into another. Some of the vehicles landed on the East Cleveland side of the line...

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