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By Daniel Kotin

For half a century, roadway deaths caused by motor vehicle collisions were consistently dropping.  Many factors contributed to this good news.  Manufacturers have consistently improved the crashworthiness of their vehicles.  Use of 3-point seatbelt systems became the law and have now become the habitual practice of virtually all drivers and passengers.  And, perhaps most importantly, increased police and judicial intolerance of drunk driving as well as the tireless efforts of groups like MADD have created a societal shift whereby far fewer drivers dare operate vehicles while intoxicated.

As a result, data showed that fatal roadway crashes were in a near constant decline over the past 50 years.  But suddenly, this trend has reversed.

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By Phil Terrazzino

compact car dangers, Illinois personal injury attorneyIn an effort to reduce their gas prices and their impact on the environment, many Americans have turned to compact cars. However, the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) suggests that you reconsider. This year, they analyzed 2012 and 2014 vehicles according to how frequently they received filings of personal injury claims. The results, released in October, consistently show just how dangerous compact cars can be.

Why Compact Cars Tend to Score Poorly

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