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Safety Tips While Driving

Posted by Joseph C. Creen | May 05, 2015 | 0 Comments

Each day 17-18 lives are lost because of a fatigued driver, according to the 2014 study by AAA Foundation. 21% of all deadly crashes are because of drowsy/fatigued drivers. An additional 13% of all crashes resulted in serious injury with hospitalization because of fatigued drivers. A total of 41% of all car crashes resulted in either fatality, severe injury or other injury were because of fatigued drivers.

Keep your family safe by:

  • Drive when you are alert and rested. Caffeine, loud music, open windows are not a substitute for sleep.
  • Talk with your children, especially your teenagers about the dangers of being drowsy while driving and the danger of being distracted, using a cell phone, and texting while driving. It is illegal in Illinois and will be illegal in Iowa (July 1) to text and drive.
  • Speak up if you are a passenger in the car and the driver is showing signs of fatigue or is distracted by cell or texts.
  • It is better to pull over, make or answer the call, or to  rest, take a nap, or get a motel room, and arrive late rather than not arrive at all or to cause a car accident.

About the Author

Joseph C. Creen

Professional License and Admitted to practice in these Courts: Iowa Supreme Court (since 1975) Illinois Supreme Court (since 1975) Federal Court Southern District of Iowa (since 1975) Federal Court Northern District of Iowa (since 1982) Federal Court Central District of Illinois (since 1989) Federal Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (since 1989) Education: Drake University Law School (JD 1975) University of Notre Dame (BA 1971) National College of Trial Advocay 1989 Professional Memberships: Iowa Association of Justice (since 1975) American Association of Justice (since 1975) American Bar Association (since 1975) Iowa Bar (since 1975) Illinois Bar (since 1975) Scott County Iowa Bar Association Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law of American Bar Tort Trial and Litigation Section of American Bar American Arbitration Association (prior arbitrator) Community Involvement: H.E.L.P Legal Aide board member (current member) Our Lady of Victory Foundation Inc (founding board member, current board member and Secretary) Our Lady of Victory Parish Pastoral Council and Board of Education (past member and past President) Scott County Catholic School Advisory Council (current member and Secretary) Scott County Bar Assoc Executive Council (past member) A founder board member and coach on of Future Lady Knights (current board member and VP) Iowa Coaching Authorization (current) Areas of Practice: Personal Injury Litigation: Brain and Body Injury Contract , Construction & Commercial Litigation Real Estate Litigation Consumer Protection Real Estate Transactions Business Planning and Transactions Estate Planning and Asset Protection Wills, Trusts and Probate Non-Profit Law

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