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July 2013 Archives

New rules issued to reduce truck accidents caused by fatigue

Car accidents in Rhode Island can be very scary, especially if the collision involves a tractor-trailer. Every year, roughly 4,000 people die in truck accidents in the U.S., according to the Department of Transportation. While there are several causes for trucking accidents involving cars, the DOT reported that 13 percent of truck accidents are caused by fatigued drivers.

Hands-free devices causing car accidents in Rhode Island

Distracted driving continues to kill thousands of Americans every year, with 3,331 people being killed in distracted driving car accidents in 2011. With more automakers installing onboard displays with voice-activated and hands-free technology, the American Automobile Association is worried that distracted driving car accidents will only increase in the future.

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