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AAA Foundation Releases Video of Dashcam Footage of Distracted Teen Drivers

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzed nearly 1,700 videos that capture the actions of teens just moments before a crash. The study found that distractions were a factor in 6 of 10 moderate to severe crashes.

Beattie Law Firm: Train Accidents

In 2013 there were 2,087 train crossing incidents reported nationally, resulting in 215 deaths and 929 injuries. These accidents are a deadly and too common occurrence. The organization Operation Lifesaver offers a grim statistic, estimating that a motorist is 20 times more likely to die in a collision involving a train than in one with another vehicle.

Beattie Law Firm: February Headlines Around Iowa

Last week Punxsutawney Phil, the nation's most beloved seasonal forecaster, foretold six more weeks of winter, and he wasn't messing around! With the icy temperatures and heavy snowfall we saw last week--we think that Phil might be right.

Around Iowa: Seatbelts and Snowplows

You already know how important it is to always wear a seatbelt, but Des Moines residents should be extra vigilant going into the weekend. Authorities are reporting an increase in traffic enforcement in Altoona on Friday morning. They will be enforcing all speeding and seatbelt violations. This initiative has been planned to increase awareness of the importance of seatbelts.

Beattie Law Firm: Des Moines Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Our team at The Beattie Law Firm know firsthand that motorcycle accidents may cause serious injuries. In the worst cases, the motorcyclist can suffer from traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or wrongful death. We understand the severity of these injuries and have experience with motorcycle accidents. Our team thoroughly investigates the accident to protect your rights as a citizen on the road. 

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