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February 2019 Archives

Opioid abuse may be a cause of some traffic fatalities

More insight is being given into the prescription opioid epidemic in California and around the country as a new study indicates that the drugs may play a role in fatal car accidents. The study, which was published in the JAMA Network Open, found that drivers who were under the influence of opioids were twice as likely to be at fault in fatal two-car accidents compared to the other driver not using the drugs. The most common error found in the accidents studied was drivers veering out of their lanes into other traffic.

Understanding why car accidents happen

Accidents happen quickly. California drivers who are involved in an automobile accident may find themselves wondering what caused the accident. Identifying what was behind an automobile accident is of interest to insurance companies as well as law enforcement agents. Insurance companies are interested in knowing what caused an accident and who was at fault to determine the type of compensation that is due and how much compensation is due. Law enforcement officials are interested in identifying who is legally liable and whether the individual should be issued a ticket.

Auto maker sued for racial intimidation

A large U.S. auto maker that sells models in California and in many other parts of the world is being sued in federal court for acts of racism at its transmission plant. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio by nine former workers who allege that they were wrongfully terminated and ignored when bringing up civil rights violations. They said that they were repeatedly harassed by their white co-workers throughout their employment at the plant.

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