New Road Rules in California

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New Road Rules in California

If you drive in California, the DMV wants you to be aware of three new laws that took effect on July 1, 2018. The first law is a regulatory change for private passenger carriers that are not for hire. An example is a church bus or employee shuttle. The new law, SB 19, transfers the…

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Drivers, Don’t Forget These Back-To-School Safety Tips

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Drivers, Don't Forget These Back-To-School Safety Tips

Summer will soon be over, and when your children go back to school, it is important for them to remember some safety tips from the National Safety Council that will keep them healthy and safe throughout the new school year. Our pedestrian accident attorneys at Neale & Fhima want to encourage you to share these…

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Deaths in Large Truck Crashes Are Increasing – Here’s Why…

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Deaths in Large Truck Crashes Are Increasing - Here's Why…

Fatalities from accidents with tractor trailers have been climbing in the United States. Since 2016, at least 4,300 people died in commercial vehicle crashes. This is an increase of 5.4% from 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA also found that advanced safety features such as forward collision warning and automatic…

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Safety Advocates Sound Alarm on Fatigue Among Rideshare Drivers

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Safety Advocates Sound Alarm on Fatigue Among Rideshare Drivers

More Americans are using rideshare programs such as Uber, Lyft and others to get where they need to go. But a recent study from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) found that fatigue and sleepiness are inherent risks for rideshare passengers and drivers. The major factor contributing to fatigue behind the wheel for rideshare…

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How Safe Do Autonomous Cars Need to Be to Gain Your Trust?  

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How Safe Do Autonomous Cars Need to Be to Gain Your Trust?  

Driverless cars were once the realm of science fiction. Fiction is quickly becoming reality — and driverless cars are about to be a huge presence on our roads. A recent survey highlighted by the Washington Post indicates that the majority of Americans expect autonomous vehicles to be common within the next fifteen years. The potential for a…

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Are SUVs Fueling the Pedestrian Fatality Surge?

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Are SUVs Fueling the Pedestrian Fatality Surge?

If the news reports are right, it comes down to this: Walk at your own risk. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently released a report noting that pedestrian deaths have increased 46% since 2009. Most pedestrian deaths occur not at intersections, but on busy, dark roads in suburbs and cities around the country. The…

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Could Mobile Apps Be Effective in Testing Impairment?

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Could Mobile Apps Be Effective in Testing Impairment?

Can you imagine a day when your smartphone can test whether you are too impaired to drive? The day may soon come. According to a recent Wired article, there are mobile apps being developed that can test you to determine your level of mental and physical impairment related to factors such as drinking, smoking marijuana…

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Keyless Cars and the Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Keyless Cars and the Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Keyless ignitions on new vehicles have gained in popularity in recent years, but a startling report from the New York Times reveals something alarming: Dozens of people have been killed from carbon monoxide poisoning after they did not turn off the keyless ignition on their car. The Times report notes that 28 people since 2006…

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Over 57 Million Vehicles Remain Unfixed After Recalls

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Over 57 Million Vehicles Remain Unfixed After Recalls

Every year, auto manufacturers issue hundreds of safety-related recalls for their vehicles. According to a current Carfax.com estimate, there are at least 57 million recalled vehicles being driven in the United States in 2018. Carfax reports these findings annually, noting that the states of CA, TX, FL, PA and NY have the most open vehicle…

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