The Dangers Posed by Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving has been a long-standing problem posing dangers to those who drive on our nation’s roadways. Falling asleep behind the wheel can have grave consequences, such as injuring yourself, property, or others, as well as causing the death of you or another individual. Continue reading “The Dangers Posed by Drowsy Driving”

Drive Responsibly to Avoid Summer Auto Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from Memorial Day to Labor Day there is a 15 percent increase in fatal accidents, which is a result of increased traffic on the roadways.  In addition, the use of alcohol, distracted driving, and driver inexperience is a contributing factor in the majority of these fatal crashes. Continue reading “Drive Responsibly to Avoid Summer Auto Accidents”

Prescription Drug Related Automobile Accidents Happen Everyday

In recent years, the number of opioid prescriptions has risen in the United States. Opioids are a class of drug prescribed to manage pain. Prescription drugs apart from this class include oxycodone, morphine, tramadol, Fentanyl, and hydrocodone. In 1991, the number of opioid prescriptions written by clinicians was 76 million and in 2014 it increased to 300 million prescriptions. This increase in opioid use has now contributed to an increase in American’s operating motor vehicles under the influence of drugs. Continue reading “Prescription Drug Related Automobile Accidents Happen Everyday”