Carter Craig, Attorneys at Law

November 2017 Archives

Study links ADHD medication to lower car crash risk

A study published in JAMA Psychiatry has researched the crash histories of more than 2.3 million drivers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and its conclusions are something that everyone in Virginia should know about. ADHD is typified by short attention spans and impulsivity, so it may make people more liable to text, talk on the phone or do other distracting things while driving.

Holiday season signals a spike in number of traffic fatalities

In 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is once again urging motorists to stay safe on Thanksgiving Day, and drivers in Virginia may want to take note. Thanksgiving may be the nation's deadliest holiday, and the blame may lie mostly on the increased number of traffic accidents occurring at this time of year.

Car accidents can increase due to daylight time change

The annual shifting of the clock from daylight savings time to standard time can be a concern for Virginia drivers and people on the roadways across the United States. Areas with wildlife presence may be particularly at risk of an increase in auto accidents, especially as the hours of darkness extend into previously daylight-filled hours.

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