Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among teens in Wisconsin and throughout the country. Using a cellphone greatly increases teens' chances of being involved in an accident that causes death or serious personal injury.
Cellphone use and texting while driving have been creeping into America's consciousness. Studies have shown that the devices lead to distracted driving, which in turn lead to more car accidents. Some states ban talking on handheld cellphones while driving, and an increasing number ban texting. But a city in another state recently became the first to ban cellphone use while driving altogether, and that includes hands-free devices.
When drivers in Wisconsin are convicted of drunk driving, the consequences can vary. In many states, drivers who are convicted of such a crime must use an ignition interlock device in their cars. This monitors their blood-alcohol content and prevents them from driving if they are legally drunk. The idea is to prevent further drunk driving car accidents.
Earlier this month, a man was severely injured after his motorcycle collided with a deer in Rock County. According to law enforcement, the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the Wisconsin motorcycle accident. The man sustained severe head trauma and had to be transported by helicopter to the hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
When a family decides that it's best for someone to live in a nursing home, they have every right to expect top-notch care. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work out that way.
A Wisconsin car crash earlier this month is serving as an unfortunate reminder of the need to drive safely and leave plenty of room when passing another vehicle.
On a busy highway, it's important for drivers to pay attention. If they drift into the opposite lane for whatever reason, serious crashes can occur.
Motorcyclists are at a bit of a disadvantage when it comes to protection on the roads. While they may wear protective gear like helmets and jackets, it can't always bear the brunt of impact if there is a collision with a large vehicle.
Since April is National Distracted Driving Month, now is a great time to reflect on some of the dangers that come along with taking our attention off of the road.
A study conducted on teen motorists suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder showed that they had a two to four times greater risk of being involved in car accidents than other teen drivers. To put that statistic in some perspective, this means that teens with ADHD will have, on average, even more accidents than adult drunk drivers.
Some teenagers use high school functions, such as the prom, as an excuse to party. When alcohol is involved, it can be extremely dangerous if teens are also driving, and it can potentially lead to car accidents. A local high school is aiming to prevent that kind of situation before it even happens.
Dozens of Wisconsin parents are expressing their outrage after a West Bend school bus driver was arrested for allegedly transporting students while under the influence of prescription narcotics.