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5 startling statistics about car accidents

Car accidents are so common -- you see evidence of them every week. Maybe you come up behind a recent accident or get stuck in the traffic backup it creates. Maybe you see an ambulance or firetruck tear by on the way to a crash scene. Maybe you just see the skid marks in the grass, ending at a broken treeline, and you know someone crashed.

Didn't get enough sleep? Don't get behind the wheel while drowsy.

It's pretty common for people to go to sleep too late and to get up too early. With children, work, school and other activities to keep you busy, there may not seem to be enough hours in the day for everything you want to do and the eight hours of sleep you need.

4 eating and driving statistics you must know

The restaurant business, at least when it comes to fast food, seems specifically created to cater to eating and driving. Yes, technically speaking, you can hit the drive-thru and then go home to eat. But how many times do you simply want to eat while you drive?

Teens are distracted in 6 out of 10 accidents

You're heading to work when a teen driver flies by you in the other direction, staring down at her phone as she drives. You shake your head and keep going. At the next intersection, the car ahead of you doesn't move when the light turns green, the young driver looking back and talking to his friends in the back seat. Then, as you slow to turn into your parking lot, a car full of teens with the music blaring rear-ends you. As you get out of the car, wincing in pain, you notice that the driver of the smoking vehicle behind you is already posting a picture to Instagram.

3 most common types of distracted driving

You drove home after a long day at work thinking nothing of the commute. You had only a few miles to go when a driver came seemingly out of nowhere and collided with you. Just before the car accident, you noticed the driver was turned away, seeming to look at something on the seat instead of the road ahead. That distracted action was a choice, and it's one that has now left you with injuries.

Car accident checklist: Here's what you should do after a crash

Most Little Rock drivers have their heads filled with so many things while they're on the road. If you're a busy mom, for example, you have a lot of issues on your mind and you're probably struggling to fit them all into your schedule.

Insurance claims after an accident

After a car accident, victims have a lot to worry about, from physical injuries to medical bills to unpaid time off from work and insurance negotiations. Working with the insurance company can be difficult. It is important that you receive a fair settlement that will cover the cost of damages and injuries; this means you may need to be prepared to negotiate.

Daylight saving time: An accident waiting to happen

A number of studies have concluded daylight saving time costs you more than an hour of sleep, with spring the most dangerous. When you set your clocks ahead, you are more likely to suffer a heart attack or car accident. Fortunately, those numbers drop in the fall when we gain that hour.

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