Good vs. Uber – a $63 Million Question

Uber and Lyft have millions of users across the country. Whether you are looking for a safe ride home after having a few drinks with friends, need a lift to a doctor’s appointment, or simply want some dinner but do not feel like cooking, rideshare companies have you covered. This means there are also many,…

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Are In-Vehicle Technologies Driving Distractions?

Driver-assist technologies like automatic braking, back up cameras, and lane or blind spot warning systems seek to limit human driving errors to increase road safety. These technologies hold great promise for reducing car and other vehicle accidents and protecting road users from serious injury and death. But what if some new technologies installed in cars…

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Why Car Accident Deaths Drastically Increased During the Pandemic

Much of our behavior as Americans changed when the pandemic hit in early 2020. Stay-at-home orders decreased the amount of traffic on roads and highways, and experts predicted fewer car and truck accidents. However,  while Americans did indeed drive fewer miles, road fatalities actually increased. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) attributed this rise…

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What’s the Most Common Type of Car Accident in Virginia?

Vehicle crashes have been declining across the nation for years thanks to better regulations and improvements in safety technologies. However much the numbers have dropped, the fact remains that the number of accidents each year still remains unacceptably high. Eliminating traffic crashes entirely is still firmly in the realm of a high-technology future; no system…

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For Teen Drivers, Distraction Comes in Many Forms

Distracted driving is pervasive and dangerous. A moment’s inattention at highway speeds can have a lifetime of consequences for accident victims, and no one is immune. Legislation to combat this widespread issue went into effect statewide in July 2020, but enforcement efforts began in January of this year. The new law imposes stiff penalties on…

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Second Person Killed by ARC Air Bag Inflators, Prompting Recalls

An exploding air bag inflator has killed two people and potentially injured others. According to GM Authority, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and General Motors (GM) have issued recalls for two models already, the Chevy Traverse and the Buick Enclave, citing the risk of explosion. We expect more recalls to follow. The airbag…

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In-Car Advertising: Is Distracted Driving About to Get Much Worse?

The Ford Motor Company® recently patented technology that supports in-car advertising. The technology, which is not yet in use, is a billboard detector that can read ads and display them inside a moving vehicle. This invention may mean good things for advertisers as it presents a new way to reach potential customers. However, the same…

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