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Smart Phones Causing More Distracted Driving

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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

SC Texting and Driving Law

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

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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

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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...]

Minivans Fail Safety Crash Tests

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Minivans Fail Basic Safety Tests, Especially Overlap Crash Tests A consumer protection and insurance company tested four of the most popular minivans in the US and found that the vehicles performed poorly in crash tests, especially overlapping front bumper safety tests. The Insurance Institute … [Read more...]

Low Gas Prices Lead to Highest Expected Thanksgiving Travelers Traffic

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South Carolina Hopes to Keep Traffic Deaths Low During Busy Thanksgiving Travelers Season Every holiday season, AAA offers traffic safety and travel tips during busy road travel times, including Thanksgiving travelers. This year, AAA forecasts that the greatest number of Americans will travel on … [Read more...]

Midnight Rider Reaches Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Family and “Midnight Rider” Producers Reach Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit The family of a woman killed while working on the set of “Midnight Rider” earlier this year settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the producers of the independent film. On Wednesday, November 19th, 11 defendants, … [Read more...]

Tracy Morgan Fighting Traumatic Brain Injury After Car Accident

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Tracy Morgan May Not Be The Same Due to Traumatic Brain Injury Following Car Accident Attorney for comedian Tracy Morgan says his client is struggling to recover from a traumatic brain injury after his car accident involving a tractor trailer over the summer, and he may never be the same … [Read more...]

Rear-View Cameras Help Prevent Backover Accidents

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Car Accident Prevention Advocates Promote Rear-View Cameras to End Backover Accidents and Deaths AAA Mid-Atlantic safety officials say that recent tests conducted using rear-view cameras in some vehicles show that the added safety feature helps prevent backover accidents and deaths, especially … [Read more...]

Personal Injury Case Involves FitBit Data for First Time

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Wearable Tech like FitBit Could Revolutionize Personal Injury Case Discovery A law firm in Calgary, Alberta has announced that it will use information collected by the popular wearable tech device FitBit as part of the discovery process for a personal injury case involving a car … [Read more...]