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Why Does the U.S. Have Such a High Car Accident Rate?
Why Does the U.S. Have Such a High Car Accident Rate?

On average, there are six million car accidents in the United States every year--that is nearly 16,430 car accidents a day. Of these car accidents, roughly forty thousand Americas die in fatal car accidents. Due to these alarming statistics, the World Health Organization ...

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      On average, there are six million car accidents in the United States every year--that is nearly 16,430 car accidents a day. Of these car accidents, ...

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      When a drunk driver is involved in a car accident, most people assume that they were the ones who caused the collision. However, that isn’t always the ...

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      There are many forms of distracted driving, but studies show that texting and driving is one of the most dangerous types of distractions. Although it ...

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    • The Dangers of Traumatic Brain Injuries

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      Today, ExxonMobil Olefins Plant in Baytown caught on fire and a shelter-in-place has been issued for residents living west of the plant and south of ...

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