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Europe Proposes New Safety Features for Cars

April 3, 2019

Europe Proposes New Safety Features for Cars In a move toward highway safety this week, the European union’s executive commission proposed new safety features on cars and trucks including speed limiters, back-up cameras and sensors, and warning systems for drowsy or distracted drivers. The European Commission hopes to have these safety features in vehicles by…

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How Does the Georgia Distracted Driving Law Affect Me?

May 31, 2018

How does the new Georgia Distracted Driving Law affect me? By Amanda Lavery Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed House Bill 673, commonly referred to as the Distracted Driving Law or the Hands Free Georgia Act, which goes into effect on July 1, 2018.  The new law is an attempt to address the significant increase in…

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Motorcyclist Sues GM Over Self-Driving Crash

January 30, 2018

Motorcyclist Sues GM Over Self-Driving Crash A San Francisco motorcyclist is suing General Motors after he was struck on the highway by one of their self-driving vehicles, the GM Cruise AV. Self-driving vehicles, or autonomous vehicles, have been part of the automobile conversation for several years. We’ve seen prototypes from Google, Tesla and General Motors,…

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What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

March 3, 2017

What is  a wrongful death lawsuit? A wrongful death lawsuit is a lawsuit for the death of someone, where you are able to prove that their death was caused by someone else’s negligence. It’s different than other lawsuits because it is a family member or a guardian who is bringing the case and not the…

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Prepare Your Teen Driver with Safety Tips from NHTSA

June 1, 2016

School’s Out! Prepare Your Teen Driver with safety tips from NHTSA Prepare your child for a safe driving experience with these safety tips from the NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration). Summer has arrived! This means endless trips to the pool, to the lake, to friend’s houses, to lunch, to the beach…you get the idea. If…

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Pedestrian Deaths Increasing More than Ever

April 25, 2016

Pedestrian Deaths Increasing More than Ever Walking is supposed to be good for you – right? Not if it’s deadly. According to an analysis of preliminary state traffic fatality data, pedestrian deaths grew 10 percent last year, 2015. Unfortunately, this is the largest year-to year increase in pedestrian deaths since 1975, and that is when…

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Your Next Car Could Tell You When You’re Not Paying Attention

April 18, 2016

Your Next Car Could Tell You When You’re Not Paying Attention Since fully autonomous vehicles are still many years away from infiltrating the auto market, automakers are developing technology that will allow vehicles to determine if its human driver is paying attention to the road. Distracted driving is a growing and deadly problem. According to…

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Protect Your Teen Drivers with the “5 to Drive” Campaign

October 5, 2015

Protect Your Teen Drivers with the “5 to Drive” Campaign The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching its “5 to Drive” campaign again this year for National Teen Driver Safety Week. The campaign works to encourage parents to talk to their teen drivers about rules for the road in hopes that teens will drive…

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Traffic deaths rise making 2015 possibly the deadliest year since 2007

September 1, 2015

Traffic deaths rise making 2015 possibly the deadliest year since 2007 Traffic deaths have increased by 14 percent this year along with injuries which have increased by a third according to the National Safety Council. Recalls are not the only thing that have increased in the past two years. According to new data compiled by…

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Dashboards like Smartphones Raise Safety Concerns

August 4, 2015

Dashboards like Smartphones Raise Safety Concerns Dashboards are becoming increasingly popular on new vehicles, but safety advocates worry that they could increase risk of a car accident. Automakers don’t seem to be too worried, and are only answering the overwhelming demand from consumers to make dashboards more like smartphones. Most automakers say that the dashboards…

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