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Archives for December 2014

Uber Driver Faces Criminal Charges Tied to Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Suit

Criminal Charges Filed against Uber Driver Related to Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claim In the continuation of one wrongful death lawsuit, an Uber driver in San Francisco has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after hitting a 6-year-old girl at a crosswalk last New Years’ while … [Read more...]

South Carolina Auto Related Accident Fatalities Increase in 2014

South Carolina Auto Accident Fatalities on the Rise If you spent any time this past weekend on I-95 or I-26, you witnessed first hand the impact that holiday travel can have upon our roads.  Whether simply due to winter weather, holiday party traffic, or distracted driving, increased traffic on … [Read more...]

Smart Phones Causing More Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Less from Talking, More from Smart Phones A new survey of distracted driving in the US shows that fewer people are talking on their phones, but more people are texting and driving, writing emails, or checking social media through their smart phones. State Farm has conducted an … [Read more...]

SC Texting and Driving Law In Full Force

Warning Period of SC Texting and Driving Law is Over This past June, South Carolina lawmakers passed a bill banning texting and driving. To inform drivers that the practice is now illegal, law enforcement spent several months pulling drivers over and issuing warnings about typing on a mobile phone … [Read more...]

Senator Calls for End to Dangerous “Chameleon Carrier” Trucking Companies

Senator Calls for Closing Trucking Company Loophole that Creates Chameleon Carrier Companies A US Senator is campaigning against “chameleon carrier” trucking companies, which use a federal loophole to avoid paying fines by dissolving and reapplying for a new trucking license. New York Senator … [Read more...]

Trucking Companies Must Help Stop Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving is a Huge Safety Problem for Trucking Companies Distracted driving is becoming one of the biggest road safety hazards in the United States. Numerous studies have shown that modern technology poses a huge temptation to drivers – hands-free phones, smart watches or other wearable … [Read more...]