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CALIFORNIA COURT RULES DRIVER USING MAP ON PHONE BREAKS LAW

With the technological advancements so readily available today, in the form of GPS units and Smartphones, it is likely that few turn to paper maps anymore when they are trying to get from one place to another. Rather than trying to follow small lines on a large piece of paper that never seem to want […]

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a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that these programs may not be as effective as anticipated.

CALIFORNIA STUDENT CRASHES INTO DMV, HIGHLIGHTING RISKS OF TEEN DRIVING

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Car Accidents. A Northern California teen recently earned the inauspicious distinction of being the third student driver to collide with a California Department of Motor Vehicles building in recent years. The teen apparently mistook the gas pedal for the brake and crashed into the side of the […]

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The claim alleges that the guardrail originally installed by engineers was removed because cars were hitting it.

CAR CRASH LEADS TO $16.5 MILLION CLAIM; CITY AND COUNTY BLAMED

It likely was, and continues to be, a nightmare for everyone involved. Reports are a family has filed a claim in another state because a man is permanently injured and his wife was killed when their car was struck by a drunk driver. What makes this case different from the usual impaired driver car crash […]

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Research from the Center for Disease Control supports the fact that sobriety checkpoints do reduce drunk-driving accidents by about 20 percent, according to a 2002 study.

DO CHECKPOINTS HELP REDUCE CAR ACCIDENTS?

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Car Accidents. While the California Supreme Court has come down on the side of law enforcement on police checkpoints, some citizens oppose what they view as overreach of police powers on freedom of travel and selective law enforcement. Why Do License and DUI Checkpoints Work? Local police departments in […]

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The SAE estimates that the failure to properly use turn signals - whether when switching lanes or making a turn - causes approximately two million car accidents in the United States each year.

TURN SIGNAL NEGLECT IS A DEADLY PROBLEM

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Car Accidents. While distracted driving has received a great deal of attention recently as a leading cause of car accidents, a new study indicates that it may be a small problem compared to something most drivers see every day: the failure to use turn signals. According to […]

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A study being conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on the safety and economic impact of truck speed limiters will be reviewed before a change is finalized.

NHTSA CONSIDERS MANDATORY SPEED LIMIT FOR HEAVY TRUCKS

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Car Accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced plans to consider limiting the speed of heavy commercial trucks to 68 mph. If adopted, the new rule will require trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds to install speed-regulating engine controls called electronic control modules (ECMs). […]

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Based on these results, it is crystal clear that those who try to minimize this dangerous behavior are making a serious error in judgment, especially when half a million people are injured and thousands more are killed in distracted driving accidents

NHTSA’S FIGHT AGAINST DISTRACTED DRIVING PAYING OFF

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Car Accidents. After success with two pilot programs, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is confident that texting while driving and other handheld device use can be reduced by increased enforcement and enhanced awareness of distracted driving laws. Recalling the successful “Click It or Ticket” seat-belt […]

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The latest data available in New Jersey is from 2006 to 2008, which shows that about 5,500 people were involved in crashes while driving and using handheld mobile phones.

HANDS-FREE MOBILE USE WHILE DRIVING IS JUST AS DANGEROUS

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Car Accidents. As many states have already acknowledged through legislation, the use of mobile phones while driving — especially texting — is incredibly dangerous. Especially for younger and inexperienced drivers, managing the tasks associated with driving a vehicle safely while talking or texting can be too much […]

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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS ARCHIVES

California agencies seek to reduce motorcycle accidents On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Motorcycle Accidents. In the past few years, the number of fatalities associated with motorcycle accidents on California roads has increased. California residents include more than 1.3 motorcycle riders, and the Office of Traffic Safety and California Highway Patrol want to […]

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Those who voted against Prop 19 were likely concerned with driving while high - ending marijuana prohibition would cause an increase in those who purchased and smoked marijuana - and thus lead to greater numbers of marijuana-influenced motorists causing accidents.

Oct 17, 2016 rooney 0 comments
DEFEAT OF PROP 19 ILLUSTRATES THE DRIVING-WHILE-HIGH ISSUE

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Drunk Driving Accidents. Any lawyer who handles both personal injury and criminal defense cases will tell you that there’s a big difference between proving who was at fault for a car accident and whether or not the at-fault party was guilty of a crime. Take, for instance, […]

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