The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) reports that transportation professionals are embracing a goal of zero road fatalities. NHTSA says, “They aren’t promising the goal will be reached, but they want to raise the bar.”
For many years, the National Family Partnership (NFP) has encouraged everyone to be drug free during its annual National Red Ribbon Campaign®. This year Red Ribbon Week will be October 23 – 31. This year’s theme is “YOLO, Be Drug Free™. The theme was created by sixth grade students in Claysburg, PA.
Every August/September there is a lot of media coverage cautioning drivers to be on the lookout for school buses, reminding drivers of school-bus laws and safety around schools and bus stops. What about the rest of the year?
Few people are in perfect health. It is a simple reality of life. Given that so many Americans suffer from long-term conditions and other health issues, it’s important to know how prior imperfect health affects a personal injury claim.
With the introduction of automated vehicle technology, everything changes from the vehicle design which does away with the steering wheel and pedals, to actually defining who is driving, a human or software. Developing vehicles which drive without human intervention will prove to be more challenging than originally anticipated.
According to the Insurance Research Council (IRC), nearly 1-in-4 drivers on Florida roads are uninsured, making the state the second highest ranking for percentage of uninsured drivers. If you find yourself in a motor vehicle accident in Florida, there is a fairly substantial chance that you’ll be dealing with an uninsured defendant. As such, it is imperative that drivers take steps to shield themselves from the risks of litigating a personal injury claim against an uninsured driver.
Accidents are not always amenable to straightforward analysis. What may initially seem to be a rather simple case may end up involving multiple defendants, each of whom are at-fault to various degrees.
Texting is so dangerous, and we at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. have seen such devastation to families, that we feel obligated to discuss texting and driving frequently in our blogs in a hope of bringing attention to this senseless act, if only to save one life.
Motorcycles may be fun to ride and an economical means of transportation, but they have very little protection from inclement weather and other motorists. The greatest danger for a motorcyclist is sharing the road with other motorists, and motorcycle injuries and deaths are on the rise.
Regardless of age, distractions are known to increase the overall cognitive load, which can impair a driver’s ability to react to the driving environment. Novice drivers have a lower threshold of impairment because they are concentrating on mastering a new skill.