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Who kept serving alcohol to an obviously drunk patron?

Do you ever wonder how a drunk driver ended up behind the wheel of a car in the first place? You would think that the signs of intoxication were noticed by someone prior to the driver leaving a bar, restaurant or club, among other alcohol retailers. Perhaps a waiter, bartender or other purveyor of alcohol recognized that the customer was slurring his or her speech, stumbling or exhibiting some other signs of drunkenness, but kept serving that person drinks.

Feeling all right? Wait a day or two.

Your car accident was days ago, maybe even weeks. You may have been grateful that no one was seriously hurt despite the horrifying nature of the crash. However, now that a little time has passed and your adrenaline has stopped pumping, you are starting to feel strange, and you may wonder if your symptoms are related to your accident.

Every hour counts for drowsy drivers

More Americans are losing sleep. We miss sleep over our kids, work, and for that extra dollar. People are pushing through their day with less hours of sleep and it can lead to some dangerous repercussions. It has recently been found that every hour of sleep counts when you get behind the wheel.

What if the other driver in an accident doesn't have insurance?

Rhode Island is one of the top states for uninsured motorists. It is estimated that 17 percent of motorists are uninsured in the state. These drivers are knowingly breaking the law because every driver is required to have motor vehicle insurance. Even with these laws in place many drivers will still commute without it.

Gov't pushes for technology that can reduce fatal highway crashes

Rhode Island drivers may be interested in one innovation in highway construction that can lead to a reduction in highway fatalities. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration is recommending that states develop new standards for using this technology in all of their new highway paving projects.

Rhode Island drivers and the risk of distracted driving

Rhode Island drivers may take interest in a Liberty Mutual Research Institution for Safety study which found that a two-second glance away from the road makes it more difficult to anticipate driving hazards. Even momentary distractions, such as checking a smartphone for a call or message, may increase the risk of a car accident. During the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recommended two-second limit for looking away from the road, a vehicle traveling at 70 miles per hour travels approximately 200 feet.

Steps to take after a Rhode Island car accident

It is often difficult for a Rhode Island resident to know what to do after being in a car accident that was the other driver's fault. Dealing with insurance companies can be very frustrating, and the other driver's insurance company may try to deny a claim in order to try to avoid paying for damages.

Study finds teens put on makeup, change clothes while driving

Rhode Island parents may have warned their teenagers about the dangers of texting and driving, but a new study finds there are other distracting behaviors teens engage in while behind the wheel that might need to be addressed. The study, which was led by an assistant professor at Oregon State University, found that young drivers often put on makeup, do homework and change contact lenses while driving. Surprisingly, 27 percent of teens also admitted they have changed clothes and shoes while operating a vehicle.

The risks of internal bleeding

Internal bleeding is an often-serious injury that may result from a car accident after a body part hits or is hit with a blunt or penetrable object. While some internal bleeding is obvious from the injury that causes it, Rhode Island residents may not know that internal bleeding could take days to occur from a less-obvious trauma.

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