Archives for December 2011

Man Wrecks Lamborghini Hours After He Wins It

A truck driver in Salt Lake City won a Lamborghini worth about $300,000 in a convenience store contest.  However, he did not enjoy the prize long, because six hours later he crashed the sports car.  He says he now plans to sell the 640-horsepower convertible because he can't afford the insurance or … [Read more...]

Are Drivers Too Hooked on Cell Phones for a Driving Ban?

South Carolina Distracted Driving Attorneys The National Transportation Safety Board recommends that all states ban drivers' cell phone use, including hands-free devices, and is working to establish a gold standard for highway safety in the digital age. However, it’s a move that no state wants … [Read more...]

Road Crash Deaths Decline Despite Increase In Distracted Driving

South Carolina Accident Lawyers For the first time since 1949, accident related deaths in the U.S have hit an all time low of 32,855 highway deaths that occurred in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The 2010 numbers reflect a 2.9 percent drop from 2009, even though the … [Read more...]

Commercial Drivers Banned from Using Cell Phones, All Drivers Might Be Next

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a final rule that will prohibit truck and bus drivers from using handheld cell phones while driving in Missouri. The new federal rules, which will go into effect Jan.3, 2012,  include a ban on hand-held mobile phones as well as push-to-talk cell … [Read more...]

Distracted Drivers Increase Despite Cell Phone Use Bans

South Carolina Accident Attorneys Although many states have instituted texting while driving bans to reduce distracted driving related accidents, there was a 50 percent increase last year among drivers who admitted to sending a text message or e-mail while driving, according to the National Traffic … [Read more...]