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Mark Bello

How Shoes Affect Driving

Auto accidents happen for a number of reasons – distracted driving, speeding, driving under the influence, and following too closely. But, have you ever considered your shoes before getting behind the wheel? Most people don’t! Shoes can play a significant […]

Bryan Pope

Texas Lawmakers Consider Removing Red-Light Cameras

At a time when red-light camera tickets are increasing in Texas, two red-light camera bills could reach the state senate for consideration soon. One such bill would ban red-light cameras statewide, while the other would prevent county and state officials […]

Chris Nace

A Senseless Twist on All-Too-Typical Road Rage

On Thursday, March 2nd, a usually quiet, northeast area of our Nation’s capital bore witness to a very unfortunate event. Some have called what transpired an act of road rage and others simply labeled it as a straightforward case of […]

Scott R. Marshall

Tort Reform – Why You Should Care That The 7th Amendment Is Under Attack

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  Franklin Delano Roosevelt Fear: the greatest tool of manipulators. When you listen to politicians, pundits, or anyone for that matter, and they are telling you to be afraid, the first […]

Rick Shapiro

Drunk Driving Deaths Fall In DC Region, But 15k Arrests Still Made Annually

The number of drunk driving deaths in the Washington DC metro area fell by double digits in the region in 2015, as there were smaller numbers of DUI crashes and arrests, according to a recent report released in February 2017. […]

Rick Shapiro

Virginia Governor Signs New Drunk Driving Law

A new DUI law signed this month by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will establish new procedures for drunk driving cases in the Commonwealth.  The new law was passed after the US Supreme Court issued a new ruling last year that […]

Eric T. Chaffin

New Study Shows Drowsy Driving an Increasing Factor in Auto Accidents

A new study published in the scientific journal Sleep shows that though drowsy driving is a factor in thousands of traffic deaths each year, it is a highly preventable one. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) states that drowsy driving […]

Steven Cohn

2016 May be the Worst in Nearly 10 Years for Highway Safety

Many safety experts have been worried for several months about traffic accidents. Mid-year last year, the numbers seemed to be climbing. Now that 2016 is in the rear-view mirror, the numbers are nearly final, and they’re not looking good. Turns […]

Mark Bello

Wrongful Death Lawsuits against Two Rideshare Companies Allege Driver Distracted by App

Ridesharing services have become increasingly popular because of their convenience. While the ridesharing apps are easy for travelers to use, they are also problematic because the driver is required to use his/her phone in order to connect with paying passengers. […]

Eric T. Chaffin

A New Distracted Driving Concern: Smartwatches

Most people are aware that when they are behind the wheel, smartphones are distracting. Safety experts urge drivers to put the phones away while driving, and laws require drivers to use only hands-free devices. There’s another fairly new gadget on […]