Latest Traffic collision Stories

2014-02-12 12:21:59

ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council announced today its preliminary estimate that approximately 35,200 motor vehicle fatalities occurred in 2013. This is a three percent decrease from 2012. Crash injuries requiring medical attention also are estimated to have fallen by two percent since 2012 to a total of 3.8 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130530/MM23334-b) Although 2013 traffic fatalities are three percent lower...

2014-02-07 23:23:53

Personal injury attorney Jon Zbinden of the law firm Zbinden & Curtis says he urges all drivers to avoid using cellphones, and he questions a finding in the new study that suggests there is no danger in talking on a cellphone while driving. Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Commenting on a report in Oregonlive.com about new texting and driving research, Portland, OR personal injury lawyer Jon Zbinden of Zbinden & Curtis today said he was not surprised to read that texting,...

2014-02-06 12:20:34

One-day summit focuses on finding safe technological solutions to cell phone distracted driving ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, National Safety Council Senior Director of Transportation Initiatives David Teater will participate in a day-long summit on technological solutions to distracted driving. The summit, Over-Connected and Behind the Wheel: A Summit on Technological Solutions to Distracted Driving, is hosted by Senate Commerce, Science and...

2014-02-05 23:01:41

Kindle users obtain free education about their rights under insurance claims through ebook now available on Kindle (authored by Edward A. Smith, Esq.). Sacramento, California (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 The widely distributed book, "The Ultimate California Auto Accident Handbook," authored by California personal injury attorney, Edward A. Smith, has helped thousands since its publication. The book, previously available only in paperback, is now available to Kindle users. It is...

Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications
2014-02-04 05:34:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Obama administration officials announced on Monday that they will move forward with new rules requiring automakers to equip cars and light trucks with wireless vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the technology, which allows vehicles to communicate with one other, has the potential to dramatically reduce accidents, deaths and injuries on the nation's roads....

2014-02-02 23:01:51

McAllen car accident lawyers at Tummel & Casso say they hope predictions of fewer accidents involving self-driving cars in the future become a reality. McAllen, TX (PRWEB) February 02, 2014 The number of self-driving cars will dramatically increase in the next 20 years, resulting in more efficient vehicles that have fewer car accidents, according to a recent study that Texas personal injury lawyer Ken Tummel, of Tummel & Casso law firm in McAllen, TX, said he hopes turns out to be...

Fatalities Rise In Drug-Related Driving Cases
2014-01-31 04:32:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The number of fatally-injured drivers in the US that test positive for non-alcohol drugs has been steadily rising. From 1999 to 2010, the number tripled for drivers who tested positive for marijuana, which is the most commonly detected non-alcohol drug. This increase suggests that drugged driving may be playing an increasing role in fatal motor vehicle collisions. Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health...

2014-01-29 20:20:19

S&L Motors Collision Center resolves variety of vehicle damages GREEN BAY, Wis., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Automotive accidents and collisions can happen at the blink of an eye. Regardless of the circumstances, accidents can be incredibly devastating to both the driver and his or her vehicle. With winter in full swing across the Midwest, Green Bay drivers are experiencing spinouts and collisions that may result in extensive vehicle repair. Thankfully, the S&L Motors...

2014-01-28 12:20:35

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation (The Foundation) is hosting its second annual Virginia Teen Driver Safety Video Contest funded by State Farm®. Virginia high school students are invited to submit a 30-60 second public service announcement (PSA) video encouraging teens to respect other drivers and focus on safe driving behavior, which includes wearing seatbelts and driving with no distractions, no drinking...

People May Drive Safer If More Motorcyclists Were On The Road
2014-01-28 06:05:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The results of a new study indicate that if more people were to ride motorcycles it would translate into safer drivers across the board and there would be less accidents on the road. Australian scientists writing in the journal Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics say that if more motorcyclists were on the road then it would be easier for other drivers to notice them. The research team found that because motorcycles are less...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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