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Volvo's new road-sensing safety features go the extra mile

Volvo's new road-sensing safety features go the extra mile | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
'World-first' road sensors in the newest Volvos could eventually make car travel much safer, but probably only if every other automaker follows suit.
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Do you trust your car's sensors to drive you to work?

 

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Atlanta News: Man struck, killed by car

Atlanta News: Man struck, killed by car | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
The Atlanta man hit and killed by a vehicle Sunday morning after a car accident has been identified as 20-year-old Keenan Hopps, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.
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Man struck and killed while exiting his car in #Atlanta.

 

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New Car Awards 2014: Safety Award

New Car Awards 2014: Safety Award | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Nissan Safety Shield wins this year's Safety Award, part of the Auto Express New Car Awards 2014
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The Community Guide-Preventing Excessive Alcohol Consumption

The Community Guide-Preventing Excessive Alcohol Consumption | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
The Community Guide summarizes what is known about the effectiveness, economic efficiency, and feasibility of selected interventions to prevent excessive alcohol consumption.
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We can prevent many DUI's.

 

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Teen wrecks in Cars

Teen wrecks in Cars | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Get the facts.

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Are your teens safe in the car?

 

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Teens in Cars [Infographic]

 

This infographic by Safe Kids Worldwide contains important information regarding teen fatalities and the risky behaviors of not wearing seat belts and distracted driving.

 

Source: https://www.safekids.org/infographic/infographic-teens-cars

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50% of teens are on the phone and drive. 

 

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U.S. City Thinks Having Pedestrians Carry Flags Will Keep Them Safe

U.S. City Thinks Having Pedestrians Carry Flags Will Keep Them Safe | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
The idea behind the program is simple: Drivers are more likely to see—and yield to—pedestrians carrying the flags, which make it abundantly obvious that the person is about to cross the street.

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Pedestrians are at risk now.

 

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Steven M. Sweat's curator insight, June 23, 2014 1:08 PM

It is a shame that cities are resorting to "flag waving" by pedestrians to prevent accidents at intersections.  This is an interesting experiment, though, into increased visibility and its relationship to reduction of mishaps between motor vehicles and persons traveling on foot.

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Distracted Driving Rating System

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Infographic by: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety


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Prepared by AAA.

 

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Mental Distraction Rating System [Infographic] 

 

While some may only pose a "mild" or "moderate" danger, all distracted driving is dangerous. All it takes is 1 or 2 seconds of distraction for someone to be seriously hurt or killed.

 

Infographic by: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

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In the president's new transportation bill, regulators want to strengthen their authority as technology continues to evolve by having a say in how it's used in vehicles. NHTSA said any new guidelines they are considering would be voluntary.

"Ultimately, they all try to be as safe as possible but there really are no regulations or no guidelines right now in use by the majority of these application developers," said Tim Stevens, editor at large at CNET.com.


Stevens said the tech industry is concerned regulations could stifle competition and innovation and that it would take a financial toll on app developers who don't have the resources to comply with new rules.


He said new technology like Apple's CarPlay and Android Auto, which syncs your phone's technology to your car, is the better option.

NHTSA is already working with the auto industry by encouraging car makers to sell vehicles will built-in dashboard navigation systems that would take less than two seconds for a single interaction while driving.


"They are incentivizing drivers to put their phones down versus the solutions that we are talking about here when it comes to legislation ... [which is] punishing people who do pick up their phone," Stevens said.


This debate will continue because the Department of Transportation has made reducing "distracted driving" a top priority. The DOT calls distracted driving a deadly epidemic with devastating consequences on the roads.


important keywords: Distracted Driving,Drunk and Driving Accidents,Texting Driving

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GM safety crisis deepens with recall of half million Camaros

GM safety crisis deepens with recall of half million Camaros | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
DETROIT, June 14 — General Motors Co recalled 511,528 Chevrolet Camaros yesterday for an ignition switch problem similar to the defect linked to at least 13 deaths in Chevrolet Cobalts and other models.

GM said it was aware of minor accidents
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GM now recalls 500K Camaros.

 

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Teen wrecks in Cars

Teen wrecks in Cars | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Get the facts.

Via Jeffrey Lapin
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50% of teens are on the phone and drive. 

 

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Jeffrey Lapin's curator insight, June 4, 2014 1:31 PM

Teens in Cars [Infographic]

 

This infographic by Safe Kids Worldwide contains important information regarding teen fatalities and the risky behaviors of not wearing seat belts and distracted driving.

 

Source: https://www.safekids.org/infographic/infographic-teens-cars

Robbins & Associates's curator insight, July 2, 2014 7:24 AM

Are your teens safe in the car?

 

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Better automatic braking means higher safety ratings

Better automatic braking means higher safety ratings | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
More vehicles are earning top ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when it comes to front crash prevention. Less than a year int
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Better brakes rating will help on your insurance.

 

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More than 13 deaths in recalled GM cars 'likely,' regulator says

More than 13 deaths in recalled GM cars 'likely,' regulator says | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Federal safety regulators said on Friday that it is likely that more than 13 people died in GM cars recalled earlier this year for defective ignition switches.
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More safety concerns for GM

 

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Steven M. Sweat's curator insight, May 27, 2014 5:48 PM

It is tragic that 13 people lost their lives due to the negligence of General Motors.  The civil justice system is the only true deterrent to this type of corporate greed.  Regulations and enforcement can only accomplish so much.


If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as a result of a defective ignition switch on a General Motors vehicle, contact our office for help:  www.victimslawyer.com


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101 Critical Days of Summer campaign encourages road safety - Edwards Air Force Base

101 Critical Days of Summer campaign encourages road safety - Edwards Air Force Base | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
101 Critical Days of Summer campaign encourages road safety Edwards Air Force Base Of course, more motorcycles on the road increases the likelihood of a motorcycle accident, but there are a few simple steps that riders can take to improve...
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Steps you can take to prevent cycle wrecks.

 

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Auto Accident Attorney Atlanta | Car Accident Lawyer Georgia

Auto accident claims can be confusing if you don't know your rights. Click here for car accident information or contact our Atlanta Georgia law firm for help handling your insurance claim
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Distracted driving is a problem, and causes serious accidents.

 

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6 States Partner for Distracted Driving Crackdown

6 States Partner for Distracted Driving Crackdown | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Launched July 20, the enforcement campaign involves law enforcement agencies in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
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States trying to work to prevent distracted driving.

 

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Police Increase Patrols for Peak Construction Season -

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MyWabashValley.com is the area's only Community Web Portal serving the Wabash Valley. Powered by WTWO, NBC 2 and WAWV, ABC for the Wabash Valley.
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work zone effected by distracted driving.

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Police officer involved in Buckhead wreck

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An Atlanta police officer was trapped in her car after being involved in an accident on Piedmont Road.
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Honda Named Auto Industry's Sole "Highway Safety Hero" -

Honda Named Auto Industry's Sole "Highway Safety Hero" - | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
According to Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Honda was the only "Highway Safety Hero" award winner for its near-comprehensive use of backup camera.
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Honda is making safer cars.

 

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Simulator to Show Effects of Distracted Driving

Simulator to Show Effects of Distracted Driving | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Supporters of the mayor's plan to keep pedestrians safe gave some passersby a behind-the-wheel look at the devastating results of distracted driving on Tuesday.
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Now you can see on the simulator how close you come to a wreck by distracted driving.

 

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Motor Vechicle Wrecks Leading Causes of Death Per CDC

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National Arson Awareness Week focuses on automobile arsons

National Arson Awareness Week focuses on automobile arsons | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Georgia's Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner wants you to help cut down on automobile arsons. Ralph Hudgens says prosecutors got 37 convictions statewide last year. The total losses in those
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Auto arson costs everyone money.

 

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Teens Should Speak Up If a Driver Is Being Unsafe

Teens Should Speak Up If a Driver Is Being Unsafe | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
A national study found that 39 percent of teens won't say anything if a driver isn't being safe.
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Teach teens to speak up when a driver is texting, or speeding. robbinslaw.com
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Taking prints keeps Children safe

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More ways to keep the internet safe for our children.

 

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Motorcycle Safety | AAA Exchange

Motorcycle Safety | AAA Exchange | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
By providing tips to both motorcycle riders and motorists sharing the road with bikers, AAA works to keep everyone safer. (Don't forget there are two types of bikes on the road!
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Safety starts with you, the right equipment, and training.

 

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Safety in Formula One and NASCAR -

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May 1st, 1994. February 18th, 2001. Those two dates are the last time a driver died during a Formula One and NASCAR race weekend. They are two forms of auto racing that should be very proud of the job they've done to make their respective disciplines safer for their participants.
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If NASCAR can improve their safety we can all learn something.

 

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