Monthly Archives: May 2014

Recent Accident Heightens Concern over Elderly Driver Safety

Near the Florida-Georgia border, a wrong-way crash on Interstate 75 involving a wrong-way, 91-year-old driver, a Greyhound passenger bus headed to Atlanta and another car resulted in at least two deaths and more than a dozen injuries.  Authorities are in … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Traffic Collisions Often Result of Distraction

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a first-ever nationwide distracted driving enforcement and advertising campaign as part of April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month. “This campaign puts distracted driving on par with our efforts to fight drunk driving or to encourage … Continue reading

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Expungement of Criminal Charges Measure Approved

Those accused but not convicted of certain criminal offenses could have their records cleared under a measure approved by the Alabama Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Robert Bentley. The bill was approved by the Senate and the House. … Continue reading

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Tax Identity Theft a Growing Issue in Virginia, Nationwide

Instances of identity theft involving tax-refund fraud have skyrocketed. As ABC News recently reported, taxpayers often learn they have been victimized when their tax return is rejected because one has already been filed under their Social Security number. IRS-investigated cases of … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Trucking Accidents, Careless Truckers, Dangerous Carriers

Police in Rowland closed South Paw Paw Road recently after an early morning collision involving a truck and a tractor-trailer, according to Channel 5 News. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of that accident as well as an … Continue reading

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North Carolina Truck Accident Risks Reduced by Data Recorders, Speed Limiters

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has again announced intentions to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to track compliance with hours-of-service regulations. HOS regulations include daily driving limits and other restrictions … Continue reading

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Detroit Injury Lawyers Highlight Distracted Driving Month

The U.S. Department of Transportation has launched its first-ever nationwide campaign and enforcement effort as part of April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The Detroit News reports the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay” campaign ran from April 7-15, coinciding with enforcement crackdowns in … Continue reading

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