Archives for February 2014

Wrong-Way Driver Arrested for Fatal Car Accident

DUI Driver Causes Fatal Car Accident After Driving the Wrong Way A man was arrested and charged with felony DUI for causing a fatal car accident on Sunday, February 23rd on Interstate 20. Reportedly, Jessie Samuels was driving the wrong way down the interstate, which led to the fatal car … [Read more...]

SC May See State-Wide Texting and Driving Ban

Senate Subcommittee Approves Texting and Driving Ban On Thursday, February 20th, a subcommittee in the South Carolina Senate passed an agreement that stated South Carolina drivers should be subject to a statewide ban on texting and driving. Bans on texting and driving have passed local … [Read more...]

Business Execs Meet to Discuss Distracted Driving

Senator Calls Meeting with Business Leaders to Help Prevent Distracted Driving Smart phones, tablets, MP3 players, GPS devices, and Google glass – technology we all love, but which can lead to distracted driving accidents. However, Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller, of West Virginia, believes … [Read more...]

GM Issues Vehicle Recall for Older Cars

General Motors Issues Vehicle Recall Covering 778,000 Older Cars General Motors has issued a vehicle recall for 778,000 older compact cars because a faulty ignition switch could shut off engines without warning, or turn off the airbags, which could lead to a deadly crash. In a statement, GM … [Read more...]

Greenville Officially Bans Texting and Driving

New Ordinance on Texting and Driving Passes in Greenville After a thorough debate in January, the Greenville city council passed an ordinance that will ban texting and driving while in the city. The ordinance makes exceptions for emergency workers such as EMTs, and allows the use of hands-free … [Read more...]

DUI in Southern California Leads to 6 Deaths

Woman Charged with Felony DUI that Led to Deadly Crash in Southern California A woman in Southern California has been officially charged with felony DUI after driving the wrong way at over 100 mph, and causing a crash that killed six people. Olivia Carolee Culbreath, 21, from Fontana, CA, was … [Read more...]

SC House Passes Moped Safety Bill

Concerns About Moped Safety Lead to New Bill The South Carolina House of Representatives passed a new bill on Tuesday, February 4th, to improve moped safety across the state. The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SC DMV) defines a “moped” as “a cycle with pedals or without pedals and … [Read more...]

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Could Reduce Car Crashes

Transportation Department to Announce Next Steps in Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication to Prevent Car Crashes The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on Monday, February 3rd, that it would begin taking steps to enable vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology in light … [Read more...]

US Vehicle Recalls at 9-Year High

Agency Says Vehicle Recalls in US at Record High According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicle recalls in the United States are at a 9-year high. Statistics from the NHTSA’s report show that automobile manufacturers issued vehicle recalls for 21.9 million cars in 632 … [Read more...]

Truck Driver Faces Criminal Charges for Trucking Accident

Driver Faces Criminal Charges for Trucking Accident in Illinois Caused by Fatigue A truck driver who caused a fatal trucking accident on I-88 in Illinois was scheduled to appear in court in DuPage County on Wednesday, January 29th. Renato Velasquez, 46, from Hanover Park, faces four felony … [Read more...]