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NTSB says investigations 'raise serious questions' about FMCSA, asks for audit ... - Overdrive Magazine

NTSB says investigations 'raise serious questions' about FMCSA, asks for audit ... - Overdrive Magazine | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
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“Increasing safety to save lives and prevent bus and truck crashes is at the heart of our mission at FMCSA.
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Questions are raised about the review agency, FMCSA after number of deaths rise.

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Check your car on this site now! Biggest auto safety recall ever | Komando.com

Check your car on this site now! Biggest auto safety recall ever | Komando.com | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
This is huge! In fact, with 34 MILLION cars now involved, this is the biggest auto safety recall ever. Worse yet, cars involved could be up to 15 years old. If you bought your car ...
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Local Students Reminded of the Perils of Distracted Driving in Mock Crash

Local Students Reminded of the Perils of Distracted Driving in Mock Crash | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
On the day before this year’s St. James High School prom, local law enforcement and rescue personnel gave students a not-so-subtle reminder about
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Police: Man Fled from Officer After Distracted Driving Stop

Police: Man Fled from Officer After Distracted Driving Stop | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Looks like he is getting more than a ticket.
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'Drive N Live' event meant to discourage distracted driving

'Drive N Live' event meant to discourage distracted driving | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Horry County officials are going to extensive measures to stop teenagers from distracted and impaired driving. Seven local police agencies united to put on the second annual Drive N Live Teen Safe ...
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4 Atlanta firefighters injured in fire truck crash

4 Atlanta firefighters injured in fire truck crash | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Four Atlanta firefighters were injured Monday morning in an accident involving their fire truck.
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City initiative combats distracted driving

City initiative combats distracted driving | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Mayor Alvin Brown announced Friday he is going to make it mandatory that city employees not text or use a cellphone -- even with a hands-free device -- while operating a city vehicle.
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City employees banned from using phones and driving.

 

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Toyota to offer low-cost auto-braking and safety features

Toyota to offer low-cost auto-braking and safety features | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Toyota Motor Corp. plans to bundle several advanced auto safety features that reduce the frequency of crashes into a low-cost option for its Toyota and Lexus vehicles.
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Toyota claims new low cost safer brakes.

 

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See consequences of distracted driving in a virtual setting

See consequences of distracted driving in a virtual setting | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Nearly 80 percent say that they would change their habits after taking part in the program.
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New app shows you how dangerous distracted driving is.

 

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Portage teen honored for distracted driving video

Portage teen honored for distracted driving video | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
VALPARAISO – Rachel Diaz is driving with four friends, one in the front seat, three in the back.
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Tougher distracted driving bill passes Wash. Senate

Tougher distracted driving bill passes Wash. Senate | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
The Washington Senate has voted to extend the state's ban on cell phone use while driving, to cover the range of functions a smartphone can now serve.
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Laws are getting tougher on +Distracted driving.

 

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"Texting is the King of Distraction," Lobbyist Tells Panel

"Texting is the King of Distraction," Lobbyist Tells Panel | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Doctors, law enforcement officers, and family members of crash victims gathered Thursday at the Capitol to testify in support of a statewide texting-while-driving ban. Forty-four states now ban text messaging while driving.
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Time to put down the cell phones.

 

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UPDATE: City Council passes ordinance giving pedestrian and cyclists a voice in city government

UPDATE: City Council passes ordinance giving pedestrian and cyclists a voice in city government | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
If passed, eleven appointed members will head up the new Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Advisory committee.
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Caring for Brain Injured Loved Ones Stressful to Caregivers

Caring for Brain Injured Loved Ones Stressful to Caregivers | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
People who care for loved ones with brain injuries can be under so much stress that their own health is in danger. Caregivers, most often women, show signs of grief that are comparable to those of people who have lost a loved one.
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Caregivers may need counseling to deal with stress.

 

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Emergency vehicles slowed by distracted drivers

Emergency vehicles slowed by distracted drivers | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
A month-long News4Jax investigation shows drivers not getting out of the way of emergency vehicles. First responders say any delay puts lives at risk.
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A Biomarkers Approach is Being Used to Detect TBI - Physical Therapy Products

A Biomarkers Approach is Being Used to Detect TBI - Physical Therapy Products | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, and Samitaur Medical Technologies (SMT), Los Alamos, are adapting an approach originally developed for tuberculosis diagnostics to identify traumatic brain injury.
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2 nursing students from metro Atlanta among 5 killed in crash

2 nursing students from metro Atlanta among 5 killed in crash | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
»Who were the 5 Georgia Southern students killed in a crash?
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Sad news about recent tragedy.

 

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Fuel pump issues cause more auto recalls |

Fuel pump issues cause more auto recalls | | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Improper nickel plating may cause unexpected stalling.
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Record auto sales means big business for area dealers

Record auto sales means big business for area dealers | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
PEORIA, Ill. -- Auto sales are expected to hit records numbers this year.
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Auto safety advocates challenge government crash test ratings

Auto safety advocates challenge government crash test ratings | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Every year, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars based on how well they meet federal crash test standards. NHTSA's 5-star safety rating program is credited with pushing manufactures to continually improve the safety of the cars we drive.
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Results of crash tests in dispute.

 

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Gridlock Guy: Mobile devices just one form of distracted driving

Gridlock Guy: Mobile devices just one form of distracted driving | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
When driving around metro Atlanta roads, I’m sure that you, like me, still see a large number of people texting while driving even though it is no longer legal to do so.
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  We can stop distracted driving.

 

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Automakers to drivers: Get that car fixed!

Automakers to drivers: Get that car fixed! | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Experts warn that car owners may need to face sanctions should they fail to make needed recall repairs.
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New Trial in Fatal Distracted Driving Crash

New Trial in Fatal Distracted Driving Crash | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
The family of a woman killed in what authorities called a case of distracted driving entered an Orange County courtroom Wednesday expecting to hear the accused driver enter a guilty plea nearly four years after...
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Plea deal not taken in distracted driving death.

 

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Self-Braking Cars Are Safer, but Do They Boost MPG?

Self-Braking Cars Are Safer, but Do They Boost MPG? | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Fewer accidents should lead to better fuel economy, a fact the auto industry wants Washington regulators to recognize when doling out credits for coming mileage targets.
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Do the self braking cars work?

 

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Man killed crossing Cobb street points to growing pedestrian deaths nationwide

Man killed crossing Cobb street points to growing pedestrian deaths nationwide | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
A man was struck and killed while attempting to cross a street in Marietta early Sunday morning.
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Can crossing the street be made safer?

 

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Distracted Drivers Being Ticketed By Officers In A Hearse - TechMalak

Distracted Drivers Being Ticketed By Officers In A Hearse - TechMalak | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Toronto Police are using a hearse to catch distracted drivers in a week long campaign called "That Text or Call Could End It All"
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Hearst should stop a few distracted drivers.

 

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Steven M. Sweat's curator insight, February 19, 12:44 PM

Thanks to Atlanta Injury Lawyer, Laurie Robbins for the original share on this one.  I think more campaigns like this one are needed to wake up drivers as to the potential fatal consequences of distracted driving.