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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.

Oct 22, 2016 rooney 0 comments
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

Oct 21, 2016 rooney 0 comments
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.

Oct 20, 2016 rooney 0 comments
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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Oct 18, 2016 rooney 0 comments
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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The Every 15 Minutes program, which has undoubtedly raised awareness of the issue of drunk driving, and other programs seeking to curb drunk driving, must have had some measure of impact.

Oct 16, 2016 rooney 0 comments
THE ‘EVERY 15 MINUTES’ PROGRAM SEEKS TO CURB DRUNK DRIVING

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Drunk Driving Accidents. The Every 15 Minutes program originated in Canada and came to the United States in the 90s when Chico, California, police instituted the program. The name is derived from the fact that every 15 minutes someone was killed as a result of a drunk-driving […]

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Currently, if the host of a party allows an adult or minor to become intoxicated by supplying alcohol, and that person is injured or injures a third person...

Oct 15, 2016 rooney 0 comments
SOCIAL HOSTS IN CALIFORNIA COULD BE HELD LIABLE UNDER NEW RULE

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Drunk Driving Accidents. Victims of personal injuries face many challenges while recovering. Compensation for medical treatment, missed work and other damages from the responsible parties as soon as possible often goes hand in hand with recovering from any physical injuries. But what happens when a victim is […]

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But research by the FBI indicates that saturation patrols involving multiple law enforcement agencies targeting a location known for alcohol-related arrests and accidents are actually more effective than sobriety checkpoints.

Oct 14, 2016 rooney 0 comments
DO CHECKPOINTS HELP REDUCE CAR ACCIDENTS?

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Car Accidents. The Tracy Police Department recently conducted a fruitful sobriety and license checkpoint, nabbing two drunk drivers and 34 others driving without a license. While the California Supreme Court has come down on the side of law enforcement on police checkpoints, some citizens oppose what they […]

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The bill, which has major implications for individuals in same-sex relationships, passed in both the Senate and Assembly with considerable majorities.

Oct 12, 2016 rooney 0 comments
NEW CALIFORNIA PATERNITY LAW CLARIFIES RIGHTS OF NON-BIOLOGICAL PARENTS

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Family Law. When California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed The Protection of Parent-Child Relationships Act, groups that advocate for non-biological parents were justifiably pleased. The new law, authored by San Mateo Assemblyman Jerry Hill, allows California family courts some discretion to grant parental rights to individuals who […]

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If an adult knowingly or unknowingly hosts an underage drinking party on property they own or lease, they could be liable in a personal injury lawsuit for medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Oct 11, 2016 rooney 0 comments
LIABILITY IN TEEN DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Drunk Driving Accidents. Teen drivers can be dangerous behind the wheel, generally due to lack of training and experience. It takes time to develop sufficient self-control to handle a motor vehicle properly and in varied conditions. Teen alcohol use adds further hazards on the road. If a […]

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