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Distracted By Race Day Jitters

Steve Wagner

With Race Day fast approaching, Indiana is getting ready to celebrate in style. Whether Hoosiers are heading down to the track or celebrating at home, this year’s Indy 500 is guaranteed to keep them on the edge of their seat. For the 99th time, drivers are revving up for a win, and with just a few days to go, the lineup is all set.

But this year’s race season has been a little rough for drivers and spectators alike as safety concerns have escalated with the most recent crash involving driver James Hinchcliffe. Hinchcliffe’s crash marks the fourth crash to have occurred this season.

While Indiana drivers won’t be driving 230 mph on the way home from work, vehicle accidents are the cause of death for two Hoosiers almost every day. Vehicle safety is always a topic of concern, but fortunately there are a few easy steps we can all take to keep the roads safe.

  • Never text and drive. The CDC conducted a study which suggests that cell phone use while driving limits drivers visually, physically, and cognitively.
  • Stick to the speed limit. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported that 29% of all crashes in 2013 were linked to speeding.
  • Wear your seatbelt.
  • Don’t drive drunk or on too little sleep.
  • Limit distractions in the vehicle

Wagner Reese – Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyers

Even after taking all the precautions, accidents can still happen. The attorneys at Wagner Reese are here to help simplify the legal process as well as answer questions. Have you been injured in a vehicle accident? If so, call us at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free consultation.

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