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2013-09-30 08:21:18

State Farm® Survey Shows Trend More Pronounced In Nation's Mid-section BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The odds that an individual driver in the United States will crash into a DEER during the next year have declined by 4.3 percent. Using its claims data and state licensed driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration, STATE FARM, the nation's leading auto insurer, calculates the chances of any single American motorist striking a deer over the next 12 months at 1...

2013-09-26 23:39:33

Tragic Yolo County collision results in loss of life due to ejection. Sacramento, California (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 On September 21, 2013 it was reported on Sacbee.com that a young woman died in West Sacramento after she was ejected from a vehicle during a roll-over crash. The collision occurred during the early morning hours. Most rollover incidents are caused by driver error. Occupants in the rollover vehicle have legal cases against the driver for negligence. Sadly, ejections...

2013-09-26 13:06:19

Risk increases 23 times for those positive for both alcohol and drugs Drugged driving has been a safety issue of increasing public concern in the United States and many other countries but its role in motor vehicle crashes had not been adequately examined. In a new study conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, researchers assessed the association of driver drug use, as well as the combination of drugs and alcohol, with the risk of fatal crash. They found that...

2013-09-23 12:21:15

Free Training Gives Investigators Insight into Causes of Vehicle Collisions HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania State Police will host more than 200 crash investigators from around the United States and Canada for the 13th Annual Collision Reconstruction Seminar. The conference will take place Sept. 24-26, in State College, Centre County. "The goal of this seminar is to provide the most up-to-date information on investigative procedures and...

2013-09-23 08:20:29

Second annual state-by-state comparison of teen driving death rates coincides with launch of 2013 Shift teen driver safety contest to award $20,000 to teens and high schools ERIE, Pa., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 16,000 16- to 19-year-olds died in car crashes with another teen behind the wheel from 2007 to 2011. On average, that's 2,000 fewer teen deaths from the previous five-year period (2006-2010), but the per capita fatal crash rate for this age group remains 35 percent higher...

2013-09-19 04:20:14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Four national wireless service providers: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Inc. and Verizon, are uniting today with youth from across the country and transportation safety leaders, to hold an It Can Wait(®) Drive 4 Pledges Day rally on Capitol Hill. The event will inspire teens to take action and be leaders in their communities to end texting and driving. Speakers include FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Federal Highway Administrator Victor...

2013-09-18 12:36:13

Insurers, others benefit from one-stop availability LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Companies that are authorized to purchase crash reports -- such as auto insurance agencies -- and need access to multiple reports on a regular basis now have a more convenient and efficient way to get those reports. Appriss' Buycrash bulk accident report purchase program provides insurers and others with an efficient, automated method to receive those reports directly from Appriss. For example,...

2013-09-16 08:20:26

New State Farm® survey reveals an alarming gap between parents' and teens' views on driver licensing laws BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents of teen drivers believe teens are obeying the letter of the law when it comes to graduated driving licensing (GDL) laws. As it turns out, what parents think - or hope - and what teens report actually doing don't match up according to a new survey conducted by State Farm. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

2013-09-14 23:00:23

Justin Farar, of Farar & Lewis LLP, weighs in on recent Ford vehicle recall. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 14, 2013 In a recent turn of events, Ford Motor Corp. announced a recall of over 370,000 vehicles across more than 20 states. The cause for the recall is believed to be due to extreme corrosion, which results in steering loss. Early estimates put the recall affecting vehicles in more than 20 states and Canada. The recall includes vehicles such ranging from 2005 to...

2013-09-12 23:02:05

The attorneys at Rechtman & Spevak, whose law firm Web site URL can be found at http://www.rsinjurylawyers.com, represent clients who have been wrongfully injured in car accidents, trucking accidents, drunk driving accidents and every other type of crash that can occur. The firm has recently reviewed the annual Allstate America's Best Drivers Report, and the attorneys at the firm would like to alert the public to the fact that Atlanta earned a very low ranking in terms of overall...