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- Distracted Driving
Distracted driving is a serious problem nationwide. What is distracted driving? Typically, any action that involves taking your hands off the wheel, eyes off the road or attention away from driving is a distraction. Distracted driving endangers not just the driver and his or her passengers, but also pedestrians, bystanders and others on the roadway.
- Risks of Texting and Driving for Middle Age Drivers
Teen and young adult drivers are often the targets of public service campaigns aimed at reducing the number of car accidents caused by the dangerous combination of texting and driving. Despite the common perception that teen drivers are the most at risk group for distracted driving car accidents caused by texting while driving, a new study reveals that texting and driving may be more problematic for middle age drivers.
- Driver's License Suspension Challenged in Texas
In the Collin County City of Anna, one's driver's license may be suspended for reasons including driving drunk, driving without auto insurance, and committing habitual traffic violations. If your driver's license is in danger of being suspended, you will receive a Notice of Suspension in the mail from Texas DPS. While you may dispute your looming DL suspension in the Justice Court, if your license is already suspended, a lawyer may seek you a temporary DL called an Occupational Driver's License.
- Get Smart After an Accident: Using Your Smart Phone to Help Protect Your Legal Rights
It’s hard to imagine life before cell phones especially the latest smart phones such as Apple’s iPhone and the variety of Android phones that are available on the market today. The iPhone that I have in my pocket has over 100 times as much memory in it as the computer I owned just 15 years ago.
- Convicted of a DUI? You will Need an Ignition Interlock Device in Rhode Island
Starting Jan. 1, Rhode Island judges and magistrates will have the authority to prohibit drivers convicted of operating a vehicle under the influence, or those who refused a chemical test, from driving a vehicle without an ignition interlock system. According to a news report in The Providence Journal, the new law requiring an ignition interlock device for those with prior DUIs goes into effect on New Year's Day.
- Rhode Island Gets Federal Funding for Traffic and Vehicle Safety Programs
Rhode Island has been awarded nearly $341,000 in federal funding for traffic and vehicle safety programs. According to an Associated Press news report, the funding comes from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT).
- What Can a Car Accident Lawyer Do for You?
Finding a car accident lawyer may be more difficult than you had initially thought, but the end result of finding the best lawyer for you is more than worth it.
- Challenges of Winter Driving in Rhode Island
Winter driving can be extremely difficult, especially here in Rhode Island. Our proximity to the ocean constantly opens up the possibility of huge storms, blizzards and nor'easters. This closeness also influences frequent temperature changes with many freeze-thaw cycles throughout the winter months. Such a weather pattern makes roads slippery and riddled with potholes, contributing to more treacherous conditions for drivers.
- Tarrant County Traffic Tickets Disputed in Court
Every day in Tarrant County, Texas, traffic tickets are written to drivers who are caught violating traffic law, including by speeding. Whether you hold a Class C driver's license or CDL, if you have been issued a traffic citation by police, you must either challenge your violation or plead guilty to it by the date it is due. A traffic ticket lawyer may help you dispute your ticket, but a warrant may be issued for you if you instead allow it to go past due.
- Understanding Uninsured and Underinsured Coverage for Car Accidents
An uninsured motorist is a driver who does not have a valid auto insurance policy. Under Rhode Island law, it is illegal to operate a vehicle without auto insurance.