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November 2017 Archives

Drugs are prescription for traffic danger

Alcohol is not the only culprit of impaired driving in this country. In fact, the Governor's Highway Safety Administration reported that drugs were found more frequently than alcohol in drivers who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2015. Forty-three percent of drivers who died in car crashes tested positive for drugs. A government survey found that the number of those driving while intoxicated fell by three quarters since 1973, while drug impaired driving has risen.

What you need to know about contributory negligence in Hawaii

In real life, when something bad happens it is uncommon that one person is 100 percent at fault. The world is random and complicated, and it can take a series of negligent or outright threatening actions from a variety of people to cause a car accident or other violent incident.

What to do after a pedestrian crash

One thing that is more frightening and dangerous than being inside a car during a motor vehicle accident is being a pedestrian or bicyclist who is struck by a vehicle on a street in Hawaii. Pedestrians and cyclists are not protected by a vehicle body, airbags or seatbelts.

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