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'Explosion of technology' on dashboards is distracting drivers

A recent study for AAA's Foundation for Traffic Safety by a University of Utah professor indicates that the "infotainment" technology automakers are increasingly adding to vehicle dashboards is highly distracting. The professor notes that previous studies have noted the problem but that an "explosion of technology" usable behind the wheel is making the problem worse.

What are the safest cars for teens?

Parents worry about their teenagers when it comes to getting behind the wheel, and for good reason. We have written extensively on how teens are at a higher risk for crashes and injury than drivers of any other age group. The reasons are numerous: teen drivers are inexperienced, prone to take more risks, and are easily distracted, particularly when they have passengers in the vehicle.

Feds close to finalizing driver safety guidelines for smartphone manufacturers

We all know how distracting smartphones can be. Yet while they pose an almost unlimited potential for distraction and danger, smartphones can tell us where we are, where we are going, and link to a car's Bluetooth system for hands-free dialing. Simply put, smartphones are evolving to work within vehicles. They are not going away.

Victims of DUI accidents may be able to obtain punitive damages

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), a drunk driver injures someone every two minutes. Unfortunately, this means thousands of people are killed in drunk driving crashes every year, and countless more are injured.

Carroll County math teacher killed in car-bus collision

Fatal car accidents often require an extensive investigation to determine exactly what happened. A reconstruction of the crash can reveal whether efforts were made by drivers to avoid a collision. If one of the drivers appears to have made no such effort, then he or she could be found liable for negligence. Such an accident reconstruction was initiated after a recent crash in Carroll County.

Young man injured in Maryland hit and run

Drivers have a legal obligation to operate their vehicles safely each and every time they get behind the wheel; however, there are clearly times when people shirk their responsibility to exercise due caution. When this occurs, too often innocent people pay the price. That was the case recently in Maryland, where a young man was injured in a hit-and-run accident.

2 injured after police chase in Herndon

Everyone knows, or should know, that auto accidents can cause serious injuries, and victims may need hospitalization or medical care. Car accident victims whose injuries resulted from another driver's negligence need to be aware of their legal options for pursuing compensation for medical bills and other costs resulting from the crash. Even if you were inside a car driven by a negligent driver, you still have the right to seek compensation for your injuries.On Jan. 8, the driver of an SUV was allegedly fleeing police when the vehicle crashed and rolled over, according to officials. The driver and one passenger were being pursued by police when the SUV ran a red light and collided with another car at an intersection near Herndon High School in Fairfax County.

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