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Top Ten Items You Cannot Use While Driving In Austin

April 15, 2017

Austin, Texas has an unofficial motto of “Keep Austin Weird.” A symbol of how weird Austin has become is the City’s ordinance regarding distracted driving. The City of Austin may have the most restrictive ordinance regarding distracted driving in the nation. Austin prohibits the use of all electronic hand-held devices while operating a vehicle or […]

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Tackling Drink Driving through Improved EU Legislation

November 14, 2016

[Post from 2014] In Lancashire, during a single month, more than 17,000 drivers were pulled over by police. 98.8% weren’t under the influence, but that’s still 221 drunk drivers caught red handed – 221 too many. 202 failed their roadside tests, while 19 refused to provide a specimen. The Preston area did best with only […]

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Could A Drink Driving Offence Destroy My Career?

January 12, 2014

Drinking and then driving carries such a heavy stigma that you’re not going to get just a slap on the wrist, if you’re caught. And your employers may not take too kindly to it either. Especially if you need your licence to work. Do You Have To Inform Your Employer of Your Offence? Not necessarily. […]

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What To Do In The Event Of A Traffic Accident

December 1, 2013

Being involved in a traffic accident can be one of the most stressful events you’ll ever experience, and whether it was your fault or not, you need to be aware of your legal rights as well as knowing what to do both at the scene of the accident and afterwards. After all, depending on the […]

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Should Freeway Speed Limits Be Raised?

November 21, 2013

Wherever you drive in the United States, you’ll be confronted with a restraint: the speed limit. Speed limits vary from road to road and state to state, but they’re inescapable, deterring you from traveling too fast and promising you a hefty fine if you choose to do so anyway. On rural highways this is rarely […]

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Demonstrative Evidence in a Motorcycle Accident

November 17, 2013

A motorcycle accident can occur quickly without much advance warning with devastating results.   Whether the accident involved a motorcycle and another motorcycle, a car, truck or pedestrian, the seconds leading up to the accident are often hard to recall by the people involved it the accident.  Even when the parties feel they clearly recall what […]

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Become a Safer Driver and Avoid a Negligent Driving Conviction

October 2, 2013

(Aus law & generally) According to the NSW Centre for Road Safety, the number of lives lost on the state’s roads so far this year is down on last year. Many crashes are caused by dangerous driving behaviour, such as driving under the influence and speeding, while others are due to contributing factors such as […]

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Should Yellow Lights Last Longer?

August 31, 2013

Approaching an intersection can be a dreadful experience for any driver. As we become aware that the light will change, we struggle with whether we should speed up or slow down. Either action can have consequences, particularly when yellow lights are not yellow for very long. Given a large portion of fatal accidents occur at […]

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Avoiding Criminal Charges in an Accident Case

August 23, 2013

(US law ) Car accidents are traumatic events. They are frightening, time-consuming and potentially injurious to yourself and others. A car accident can cost you money in increased insurance rates and repairs. And, if things go very badly, you could risk losing your freedom if the police charge you with a crime in relation to […]

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Drowsy And Distracted: Just How Safe Are Those Big Rig Drivers?

August 21, 2013

Drowsy And Distracted: Just How Safe Are Those Big Rig Drivers? According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, large trucks account for merely four percent of vehicles. Yet, 11 percent of all vehicle fatalities involve large trucks. Generally, over 5,000 people die in big rig crashes in which three-quarters were occupants of other vehicles […]

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