In 2020, electric cars may not be the silent machines we have become accustomed to. The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) just released new requirements for electric cars and hybrids to have an audible noise when in motion. Learn what is changing, why it’s changing and how that might cut down on pedestrian accidents.
Every day, you face the possibility of being injured by a negligent driver in Alabama. Whether as a driver yourself or as a passenger, bicyclists or pedestrian, one reckless act on the part of another person could put you in grave danger. Among the many causes of such accidents continues to be driving while impaired by alcohol. No matter how much public awareness campaigns work to educate about the dangers of drunk driving, too many people continue to make this choice.
Speeding was a factor in a recent two-vehicle accident on Interstate 65 South. In fact, the excessive speed apparently prohibited a safe entrance onto the interstate: the collision happened on the off-ramp.
Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that in 2014, nearly 15 percent of people killed in car accidents were pedestrians. A review of their data reveals that Alabama is the 8th most dangerous state for pedestrians.
Despite the media attention over the recent Tesla car crash, federal auto safety regulators have publicly committed to autonomous driving. Specifically, the United States Department of Transportation recently released the first guidelines for self-driving cars.
An Alabama man is facing criminal charges for a wrong-way crash he recently caused on I-65. According to Alabama State Troopers, the 36-year-old driver had refused to stop for local police before heading the wrong way on I-65 South.
Our Alabama personal injury law firm cautions everyone to make safe choices behind the wheel. At college campuses, in particular, a proactive approach to safety may be needed.
Are American drivers taking new vehicular safety features for granted? Innovations like blind spot alerts, automatic braking, airbags, hands-free technology and backup cameras are intended to improve safe driving behaviors. Yet according to a recent warning from the National Safety Council, the approaching Labor Day holiday could be the deadliest since 2008. The council predicts that over 400 traffic fatalities will occur over the upcoming three-day weekend.
When we think about holidays that involve a lot of alcohol, New Year's Eve and St. Patrick's Day are probably the two that come to mind. Statistics show, however, that Labor Day is among the top three most dangerous holidays in terms of drunk driving accidents.
A recent article reminds us that any use of a smartphone or cell phone behind the wheel may be viewed as negligent, and why such behavior is also illegal in 48 states.