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Cellphone Use May Not Increase Accident Risk
2013-08-09 04:30:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Laws attempting to prevent distracted driving by prohibiting people from using cellphones while operating a motor vehicle do not reduce crash risk, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the London School of Economics and Political Science claim in a new study. The researchers, who have published their findings in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, analyzed data from a major cellphone provider and...

2013-08-07 23:28:09

The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center is now urging all US drivers using our nation's interstate highway system during the summer months to be especially cautious, when driving in severe weather, because severe weather can create an ideal situation for severe accidents with passenger vehicles, and semi trucks. The group says, "If it is raining so hard a passenger vehicle driver is having difficulty seeing out of their windshield, a semi truck driver may not even know your car is...

2013-08-02 23:18:42

d’Oliveira & Associates auto accident lawyer helps woman settle case and recover for medical bills. (PRWEB) August 02, 2013 The auto accident attorneys at d’Oliveira & Associates recovered $60,000 for their client (name withheld for confidentiality) following negotiations with the insurance company of an opposing driver after that driver’s vehicle lost control and struck the car being operated by the firm’s client (Warwick, RI, District Court, Case Number: WR-21352). The...

2013-08-01 23:23:41

The National Safety Council, or NSC, recently published the results of a study concerning the use of cell phones while driving and the problem relating to the under-reporting of the statistics that detail the number of car accidents caused by this distraction. The attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates, whose Web site URL can be found at http://www.poncelaw.com, would like to help bring awareness to the study and alert the public that the findings of it indicated that Tennessee had...

2013-07-31 23:16:54

New Study Shows Hands-Free Devices Impair Driver Concentration Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Everyone knows that hands-on texting or talking on a cell phone while driving can cause accidents on the roadways. But are drivers also distracted while using hands-free devices? The dedicated injury attorneys at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP want to alert consumers to a recent AAA study on cognitive distractions while driving. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety...

2013-07-31 23:00:27

AAA Foundation Study looks at why teens are delaying rite of passage. Washington (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 The majority of American teens today delay getting a driver’s license, according to new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Less than half (44 percent) of teens obtain a driver’s license within 12 months of the minimum age for licensing in their state and just over half (54 percent) are licensed before their 18th birthday, causing concern among safety experts that young...


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