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Red-Light Runners Causing More Deaths in Recent Years

Drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists in Ohio, as in other states, run the risk of being struck by a driver who runs a red light. Crashes caused by people running red lights led to 939 deaths in 2017, a 10-year high. From 2012 to 2017, there has been a 30% increase in such deaths, according to a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Every day across the U.S., two lives are claimed by impatient, distracted and reckless drivers.

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What Types of Dogs Are Most Dangerous?

Whenever you go for a jog, it is wise to be wary of dogs along the route. This is especially true if you come up behind the dog and you startle it. Dogs often react instinctively and may bite before anyone realizes what is happening.

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Subaru Crosstrek Involved in Most At-Fault Crashes in U.S.

Insurify, the auto insurance comparison site, has compiled a list of the 10 newer model vehicles that are involved in the most at-fault crashes in Ohio and the rest of the U.S. The results are based on an analysis of more than 1.6 million insurance quotes.

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How an Adrenaline Rush Covers up Pain

Your body needs adrenaline, and human beings have evolved to make use of it in dangerous and stressful situations. It is part of your flight-or-fight response. This triggers in your brain when your amygdala senses potential danger and alerts your hypothalamus to take action. The hypothalamus then quickly communicates with your adrenal glands, which produce the actual hormone and allow it to enter your bloodstream.

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5 Ways for Truckers to Combat Fatigue

Truckers in Ohio are no doubt aware that fatigue can raise their risk for a crash. Stress, long hours behind the wheel and a consequent lack of sleep and exercise all contribute to truckers' fatigue, putting them and others in danger. In fact, the U.S. DoT calls fatigue a leading factor in large truck crashes.

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The Safest Seats in Your Car May Be in The Front

For many years, back seats were the safest seats in vehicles, but a recent study revealed that this may no longer be the case. However, the reason for this shift may not be what you initially expect.

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Do You Know What to Do if A Dog Chases You While You Are Running?

It is rarely a good surprise to encounter an off-leash dog while you are out for a run. Getting chased by a dog can disrupt your workout and may lead to injuries that could affect you long-term.

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Older Drivers More Likely to Be Distracted by Car Technology

In-vehicle technology is more likely to distract older drivers in Ohio than their younger counterparts, according to a new report. The study, which was released on July 25, was conducted by researchers at the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the University of Utah.

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Study: Women Are More Vulnerable in Front-End Collisions than Men

Ohio drivers should know that women are more vulnerable than men in car crashes. Their risk for injury is 73% higher in the most common kind of crash, which is the front-end collision. Women are twice as likely to incur injuries to the spine, abdomen and legs. This is according to a study published in a July 2019 issue of the bimonthly journal Traffic Injury Prevention.

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Human Error and Bad Maintenance Contribute to Truck Accidents

Commercial truck crashes in Ohio occur for a variety of reasons. The driver, trucking company, mechanic or parts manufacturer could all make mistakes that result in serious accidents. In an effort to improve safety measures, researchers have identified the five leading causes of truck accidents.

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