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Posted by Editor  |  July 23, 2018

What Should I Do When I Hear Sirens While Driving?

Emergency response vehicles in Alabama have a signature sound – loud, wailing sirens. Most drivers pull over to the side of the road to get out of the way when they hear this sound, but many people aren’t sure how to safely react. Knowing exactly what to do in these common situations can help...
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Posted by Editor  |  July 18, 2018

What Should I Do if I Was Injured in a Student Driver Crash?

Every driver was a first-timer at some point. Learning how to drive is an unavoidable part of getting one’s license. During the learning process, however, new drivers can pose serious risks on the road. Student drivers might not have the reaction times, maneuverability, or driving skills to avoid or prevent collisions. They can also...
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Posted by Editor  |  July 16, 2018

What Is Alabama’s Drugged Driving Law?

As is the case in every state in the U.S., drugged driving is illegal in Alabama. Drugged driving can refer to being under the influence of illicit substances as well as legal prescription drugs if they impact the driver’s ability to safely operate the vehicle. Drugged driving is a type of driving under the...
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Posted by Editor  |  July 11, 2018

Can Technology Reduce Distracted Driving?

The distractions and dangers of technology in the automotive industry gets plenty of press, but what about all the ways in which digital technologies are making the roads safer? The right tech at the right time can improve driving and reduce the risk of collisions. Technology could even reduce distracted driving, a persistent problem...
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Posted by Editor  |  July 9, 2018

Are Welders Who Work with Stainless Steel at Risk?

Welding can pose hidden health risks for workers. Many long-term medical problems can affect professional welders – especially those who don’t take care of their health and safety from the beginning. Typical welding processes are already dangerous without proper safety gear, but welding with stainless steel might come with a unique, additional hazard: inhaling...
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Posted by Editor  |  July 4, 2018

What Is the Danger of Benzene for Alabama Residents?

Benzene is a clear, flammable chemical found in coal tar and petroleum. It is one of the most widely-used chemicals in the country, used mainly as a solvent. Plastics, detergents, pesticides, rubber, lubricants, dyes, and other chemicals often contain benzene. Benzene is a dangerous, carcinogenic chemical that could cause terminal cancers and other serious...
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Posted by Editor  |  July 2, 2018

If I Was Not Wearing a Seatbelt, Can I Still Recover Damages in a Car Crash?

Buckling your seatbelt reduces your risk of fatal injury by 45% in a passenger car and 60% in a light truck. Seatbelts saved an estimated 14,668 lives in 2016. Despite the proven power of seatbelts, more than 27 million people still don’t wear them. If you weren’t buckled up during a car accident in...
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