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Distracted driving of any form is inattentive and irresponsible driving.  Distracted driving accidents are under-reported and hard to prove, but there is evidence to suggest that the problem is on a steady incline.

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Cognitive skills are used to safely operate a motor vehicle because they are directly related to a driver’s ability to make informed decisions. Our brains use cognitive skills to think, learn, read, remember, reason and focus. Effectively processing new information and retaining previous knowledge allows one to plan ahead and foresee potential problems before they happen.

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The government immunity law in Wisconsin is directly related to the long existing U.S. existing law of sovereign immunity. By design, its intention is to protect government employees from lawsuits. For many years however, courts have struggled with defining where to draw the line between protections and liabilities.

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Accidents do occur in European traffic circles or “roundabouts” as we call them here in the U.S.  However, they are designed to prevent the more serious accidents.  Traffic moves in a single direction which means that dangerous crashes including right-angle, left-turn or head-on collisions are less likely to happen.

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Passenger cars were built with a simpler version of a seat belt, as far back as the 1960’s.  However, driving a car didn’t require wearing a seat belt until much later.  In 1984, states began to launch various versions of current seat belt laws. The laws began to enforce seatbelt usage for the driver of a car, and sometimes different requirements for other occupants.

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We are a bicycle-friendly state where vehicular cycling is a common sight, especially during the warmer weather months.  Like most states, there are laws in our state to protect bikers from cars.  However, it’s easy to understand why these laws may be challenging to enforce.  For the cycling enthusiast, this places more emphasis on the importance of awareness and self-perseverance.

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