Mark Bello

Common Unsafe Practices by Tractor Trailer Drivers

Even with today’s safety technology, auto accidents remain commonplace. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, someone is involved in an auto accident every ten seconds. While mile-to-mile, commercial trucks are involved in fewer accidents than other vehicles, they […]

Thomas Curcio

“Weather” Self Driving Cars Can Cut It

In the DMV area especially, our cities shut down at the mention of inclement weather; but if autonomous cars are to be successful, they will need to learn to navigate challenging weather. That’s why in September of last year, Waymo, […]

Eric Washburn

Out-of-Control Dump Truck Slams into 10 Vehicles

An out-of-control dump truck carrying fire debris slammed into 10 vehicles in Santa Rosa, California Friday morning. The truck, which hauling debris from the California wildfires, was traveling westbound on Fountaingrove Parkway when it slammed into multiple vehicles. The impact […]

Michael Leizerman

New Bill Could Make Sharing the Road with Semi Trucks Much Safer

As the first session of the 115th U.S. Congress drew to a close this past December, a bipartisan group of lawmakers stepped up to introduce a new bill that would require the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to mandate both […]

T. Thomas Metier

Can a Plaintiff File a Direct Negligence Claim in Addition to Vicarious Liability Claim Where Defendant Has Stipulated It Will Be Vicariously Liable for Plaintiff’s Negligence, If Any?

The Supreme Court of Wyoming answered this question in Bogdanski v. Budzik, No. S-17-0049, (2018 Wy. 7). Mariusz Bogdanski (“Bogdanski”) and Damian Budzik (“Budzik”) were codrivers of a commercial semi-truck that was involved in an accident on Interstate 80 east […]

Thomas Curcio

Self Driving Cars and Infrastructure Needs

Autonomous vehicles pride themselves on being able to navigate our busy roads without driver input, however, in order to do that certain smart technology may need to be installed.

David Brose

New Calls for Increased Regulation Address Lack of Safety on U.S. Highways for Passenger Cars

A recent report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that showed a jump in percentage of fatalities in truck accidents from 2015, both in total vehicle fatalities as well as fatalities involving large trucks. Now, a number of members of Congress have joined together to introduce the “Stop Underrides Act of 2017.”

Thomas Curcio

Autonomous Car Series

Autonomous vehicles have many roadblocks to navigate before becoming a common consumer product, these will be expanded on in further posts.

Thomas Curcio

Just Say No to Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is not a new epidemic. It’s the number one cause of deaths on the road.

Bryan Pope

New Report: Low Trucker Wages Lead to Long Hours and Increased Safety Risks

The wages truckers earn are too low, forcing them to work extended hours that sometimes exceed legal limits, according to a new report recently presented at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board. While some may believe that truckers […]