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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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New Data Sharing Laws Help To Tackle Speeding In France

February 14, 2017

Every year 500,000 Brits get away with speeding in France. However, in 2017 data sharing legislation will allow both countries to share information about non-native vehicles to track down road traffic offences. So after a road trip on the other side of the Channel, you could well land a letter on your doormat with a […]

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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 Constitutes Reckless Driving?

November 19, 2013

Reckless driving is a serious offense across the entire United States, but it holds higher punishments in some states. Because each state sets its own standard for reckless driving, it is important to look up your state’s laws concerning reckless driving. Reckless driving is considered a moving traffic violation and will be punished in any […]

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Are Seat Belt Laws Desirable?

November 15, 2013

Three seconds: that’s about the average time it takes to put a seatbelt on. Despite this statistic, the percentage of people wearing seatbelts still isn’t 100, though use is on the rise. One reason for this uptick is seatbelt legislation. Failure to Wear Seatbelts Certain demographics are more accepting of seatbelts than others. According to […]

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Is Driving Tired Comparable to Driving Drunk?

November 14, 2013

As frenzied and demanding as our lives are, it’s no wonder that 30 percent of adults only get 6 hours or less of sleep each night. Unfortunately, that’s just not enough sleep for many people, and the result is exhaustion and fatigue. In an effort to keep up with life’s pace, tired drivers head to […]

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Should Citizens Have to Be 18 Years of Age to Obtain a Driver’s License?

October 4, 2013

Getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage; every year, thousands and thousands of 15-year-olds count down to their 16th birthday. Yet, with this rite of passage comes an inherent danger; 16-year-olds are at great risk for becoming accident victims. The Risk Factors There are several reasons why 16-year-olds are among the most dangerous […]

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Street Racing: Dangerous and Illegal

July 27, 2013

While recent trends in Hollywood and other media sources may portray street racing as an exciting and thrilling way to show off your car, it is truly a dangerous hobby that could leave you behind bars (or worse, critically injured). From high injury and fatality rates, to laws that prohibit racing in all forms, this […]

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Legally Laughing

July 18, 2013

Despite the law taking road accident claims very seriously, there have been statements recorded in the courts in the US that have raised a smile or two. We have listed a few statements below that the court reporters have noted down – hopefully keeping a straight face! (source) 1. Lawyer: “What gear were you in at […]

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