The holiday driving season will begin in earnest in a couple of weeks, when drivers travel for the Thanksgiving holiday. While a number of people will take to airlines for their travel needs, a large majority will take to the road.
In a prior post, we highlighted the importance of paying attention to school children during the morning hours, as many children are walking to school. However, we do not want to discount the importance of being careful while driving around school buses. Not only is it dangerous for kids getting on and exiting buses, failing to use reasonable care around moving buses could lead to tragic accidents.
In our last post, we spoke about recent research conducted at the University of Michigan which looked at the incidence of car accidents involving fully automatic vehicles. As we pointed out, that research suggests—contrary to some expectations—that self-driving vehicles may actually be prone to accidents that ordinary vehicles.
As consumers, all of us have come to appreciate and benefit from a continual stream of innovation in the automotive industry. Because of this innovation, a wide variety of safety features have trickled down to consumers, and this occurs continuously. Among the new technologies that are becoming more widely available is automatic or self-driving technology.
In our last post, we began speaking about the failure of automobile manufacturer Volkswagen to report deaths and injuries connected with its vehicles, as well as litigation associated with those accidents. Volkswagen is certainly not the only manufacturer at fault in this area, but is one of the bigger offenders.
Car accidents can occur for a whole host of reasons, and can involve fault not only on the part of the drivers involved, but also third parties. One possibility for third party liability in car accident cases is when there are defects with a vehicle. Here again, the possibilities are many, and motorists often aren’t aware of when their vehicle may be at risk.
It is uncommon for us to discuss criminal actions on our blog; but when they stem from traffic violations, it is worth reminding our readers of how important criminal violations can be when it comes to personal injury lawsuits.
For a teenager who is a newly minted driver, there is nothing like the newfound freedom that comes with being able to drive. Gone are the days of depending on mom or dad to get from Point A to Point B. This means that hanging out with friends at the mall or going to football games will be so much easier.
In a number of our posts lately we have talked about fall hazards. The change in seasons should bring a change in driving habits, especially considering the challenges with weather and visibility. Indeed, fog, rain and occasional icy conditions can prove to be dangerous, but drivers must also look out for animals crossing the road; especially in rural areas.
We all know that semi-trucks are among the most dangerous vehicles on the road. After all, the sheer size and weight of these trucks compared to passenger cars makes them hazardous to the health of drivers and passengers in the event of an accident. However, there are a number of truck drivers who may not realize how dangerous the vehicles they operate can be. They may be driven by myths about how semi-trucks are different and that the safety rules that apply to passenger cars may not necessarily apply to them.