May 2019 Archives

When you are allowed to turn right on a red light

Some Lincoln drivers are comfortable turning right after stopping at a red light. Others are not so sure that it is legal. What is the answer? Would a driver end up in legal hot water if that driver turned right on red? According to Nebraska law, there is no problem with making right turns at a red light, provided the driver follows through on certain actions.

What should I know about swatting?

You may have participated in phone pranks when you were much younger. You and your friends may have considered it harmless fun to call someone and ask if their refrigerator was running. However, it is vital for you and other Nebraska residents to understand the difference between an annoying prank and one that can result in serious criminal charges, as well as putting someone else at risk of bodily harm.

Economics, gender and divorce

Most people in Nebraska know someone who has gotten a divorce as it is no longer an unusual experience in today's society. However, many people may wonder what factors could potentially contribute to a couple's divorce or to a successful marriage. There is likely no one reason that some marriages stay together and others come to end but various researchers do watch for trends that may provide clues.

Tailgating: a leading cause of car accidents

If you had to guess the top-three common causes of car accidents in Nebraska, would you guess tailgating? You should. Drivers maintaining inadequate following distances isn’t just irritating—it causes traffic accidents. Following too closely ranked higher than speeding, inattention and cell phone use as causes of Nebraska car accidents in 2017. Only failing to yield right of way was a greater contributor to accidents in our state.

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