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The role of personal responsibility in preventing car accidents

There is an increased awareness in New Mexico about the dangers of driving while impaired. Many residents of the state have had personal experience with or have seen friends or family members suffer the loss of a loved one as a result of an accident connected to alcohol. While many people understand that driving impaired is unacceptable, statistics show that some still choose to engage in this dangerous behavior.

New poll reflects concern over texting while driving

Distracted driving has become an increasing threat on United States roadways. In response to this, most states, including New Mexico, have enacted laws prohibiting texting while driving. A new poll conducted by the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America indicates that people believe texting while driving is even more dangerous than driving whiled influenced by marijuana.

Study reveals shift work leading to drowsy driving

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital have conducted a study to determine the link between night or rotating shift work, which over 9.5 million Americans are employed in, and drowsy driving, which is considered a public health hazard. While many people in New Mexico and across the U.S. are aware that shift work increases the risk for medical conditions like heart disease, drowsiness may be the more immediately pressing issue.

Anti-distraction features could be making distraction worse

Every driver should know that they would be wise to avoid distractions while driving. When a driver focuses on anything besides the task of driving, or when drivers take their hands off the wheel and eyes off the road, they can easily hit other cars, pedestrians or bicyclists.

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