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March 7, 2013 automobile safety,West Virginia law,WV Car Accidents

WVU researchers say laws against distracted driving are not enough

Charleston, WV — Two West Virginia University researchers are studying the effects new laws and public education efforts have had on curtailing cell phone use while driving.   So far, they have found these efforts aren’t helping much. Jeffrey Coben and Motao Zhu report their conclusions in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Their report…

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November 27, 2012 automobile safety,WV Work Accidents

Did you know that more than 40,000 people are injured in work zones each year?

After two West Virginia Division of Highway workers were hit and injured in construction zones, Transportation Secretary, Paul Maddox, has issued a public statement regarding driving in work zones.  Mattox has issued an advisory to all motorists to slow down and stay alert in work zones.  This advisory is common sense.  However, the statistics below…

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October 20, 2012 automobile safety,Safety Tips,WV Car Accidents

Child getting off school bus struck by car just days before National Bus Safety Week

Summersville, WV — Just two days before the National School Bus Safety Week, an 8-year-old girl was hit by a car in Summersville, West Virginia while getting off a school bus.  According to reports, the driver crashed into the young child because he failed to stop when the bus was flashing its red lights with…

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September 20, 2012 automobile safety,West Virginia law

West Virginia law targets texting while driving and hands-on phone use

West Virginia recently passed a law that bans texting while driving.  Texting while driving is now a primary offense and anyone caught texting while driving can be pulled over and fined $100.  Driving with a hand on the phone is also illegal. However, it is currently a secondary offense and wont trigger a traffic stop…

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