Who is at Fault in A Rear-End Car Accident?

Rear-end collisions are the most common type of auto accident. Evan a low-speed fender bender can cause painful and debilitating injuries that may not immediately surface. Of course, some rear-end crashes cause catastrophic or fatal injuries, and under the right circumstances, a rear-ender can turn into a multi-car pileup. A common assumption is that the […]

Truckers and Texting

Is it Illegal for Truck Drivers to Text and Use Cell Phones behind the Wheel? Yes, it is against Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for truck drivers to text or talk on a cell phone while driving, unless talking on a hands-free device, and it has been since October 27, 2010. Truck drivers and other […]

Texting While Driving is Scary

Graphic Ad Meant to Scare Teenagers out of Texting While Driving As part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) launched a campaign called “U Text. U Drive. U Pay.” The ad campaign coincided with a nationwide crackdown on distracted driving by law enforcement. The campaign features a shocking ad […]

Colorado, Pot, and Distracted Driving

Legal recreational marijuana sales are in full swing in Colorado, and that has some people concerned that there will be a spike in driving while high. Driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs was already illegal, and legalization of pot sales was accompanied by a stricter and more specific marijuana DUI law. As […]

Texting And Pedestrian Accidents

People often feel like it is fine to check their phone and answer messages when they are in calmer areas. When there are not as many cars around and speed limits are lower, it can seem easier to multitask by answering a few e-mails. However, these areas usually have more pedestrians. And in these areas, […]

Innovation, Rather than Legislation, to Stop Texting While Driving?

Most states now have laws against texting while driving, but the penalties vary from mere $20 fine in some states to a $10,000 fine and one year in prison for a first offense, without accident or injury, in Alaska. The median penalty, is a $100 fine. Enforcement is difficult, even in states where texting is […]

Texting While Driving Makes You Blind

Every year thousands of people are injured or killed because of texting. It seems that modern technology has outpaced our survival instincts. Because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction.   The federal government reports that 10% percent of all motor vehicle crashes […]