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Wet weather requires some simple adjustments for drivers

Rain is a possibility at any time of the year here in Mississippi. However, it seems as though some drivers still haven't learned to make the necessary adjustments to safely navigate the roads in wet weather. You can't control what other drivers do. However, you can take steps to keep yourself and your passengers safe and be prepared when you encounter unsafe drivers.

The importance of reporting suspected drunk drivers

All of us can save a life -- or maybe multiple lives -- by reporting suspected drunk drivers. If you see someone driving erratically and dangerously, you want to stay a safe distance away from them. However, if you can describe the vehicle and its location to a 911 operator, police may be able to get to the driver and pull them over before they hurt someone, including themselves.

Authorities: Driver in crash that killed 4-year-old was drunk

It's been three months since the crash that killed a 4-year-old and injured his 6-year-old sister and mother. The Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) has now revealed that the driver who allegedly ran a stop sign in Sunflower County and struck the vehicle carrying the Arkansas family tested "positive for alcohol" in toxicology tests. Photos of the SUV show that the front end was completely crumpled.

Establishing ground rules for your new teen driver

The period when a teen is learning to drive can be one of the most frightening and stressful in a parent's life. It's best to leave the bulk of the teaching to the driver's education professionals. They don't have the complicated history with your child that you likely do. Therefore, an hour or two behind the wheel is less likely to end in shouting and tears than if you're the one in the passenger seat.

You can reduce your chances of a motorcycle crash this summer

Whether you've just gotten your first motorcycle or you're an experienced rider, when you hit the road this summer, you'll be sharing it with a lot of people on two and four wheels. During the summer, our streets and highways are filled with tourists and native Mississippians alike. Unfortunately, not all are as cognizant of what's going on around them as they should be -- and particularly not of motorcycles, which can be difficult for even alert drivers to see.

Study: Dehydration can be as dangerous as driving drunk

When you're sharing the road with a commercial truck, you hope that the driver isn't under the influence of drugs or alcohol or exhausted from driving for more hours than he or she is allowed. You should also be hoping that the driver isn't dehydrated.

Mississippi strawberry farmer killed in crash with logging truck

A Mississippi farmer is dead after a logging truck collided with his pickup truck. The driver of the logging truck was hospitalized for his injuries. The crash occurred the morning of June 7. The man who died was delivering strawberries from his family farm. News video of the aftermath of the crash shows the crumpled remains of the pickup truck.

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