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What to watch for to identify a distracted driver

People are constantly on the go in today’s world, and it is easy to become distracted while you are driving. Distractions come in many forms, from texting on a cell phone to looking out the window at a beautiful sunset. The problem comes when a distracted driver causes an accident that leaves another person injured or dead.

There are three main types of distracted driving, and awareness can help you to stay away from drivers who seem distracted. If you hope to avoid the tragedy that comes from a car accident, watch for any of the following signs.

Two surprising factors account for traffic fatalities in Alabama

Across the United states, there were 35,092 deaths as the result of motor vehicle crashes in 2015. The figures, provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation, cited a number of causes, including alcohol, lack of seatbelt use and speeding. Here in Alabama, those factors are definitely contributors to the state’s high rate of traffic deaths, but there are two other factors involved.

Rural roads are settings for disaster

Signs that a driver is drunk

Drunk drivers are a big concern for many people. It is estimated that each year, there are more than 121 million drunk driving incidents across the nation, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Imagine how many of those accidents occur on the streets of Fort Payne. Many people are aware of the dangers of drunk driving. But they may not be aware of how to recognize the signs of intoxication. Motorists should learn how to identify drunk drivers so they can avoid collisions with them.

For some, the start of the New Year means filing for divorce

During the holiday season many "real life" issues get put on hold. Once the chaos is over and the New Year begins it is not uncommon for people to reassess their lives. While this may actually start before the holidays, in January people may be more likely to act on the things they've been thinking about for awhile, such how to take better care of themselves. For people whose marriage has been strained, this may entail filing for divorce.

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