The latest available Ohio highway accident statistics show that out of more than 300,000 car accidents in 2010, there were 1,080 fatalities. Personal injury attorneys in Ohio know that accident victims and their families undergo emotional, financial and physical devastation, especially when another party is at fault. Attorneys with experience representing personal injury victims work hard to get their clients adequate financial compensation. (more…)
Under the United States Constitution, the undocumented immigrants living in the country have some rights despite their unlawful status. This aspect of the United States Constitution address basic human rights that apply to anyone in the United States. There are also many rights granted to the illegal immigrants by some states. (more…)
Speed limits have many purposes. They are used to help set a specific traffic speed on certain roads. They are also used to help reduce the kind of injuries and even fatalities that can happen when there are no speed limits in place. Some communities also use speed limits to help increase incoming revenues in order to fund local infrastructure and other necessary state services. While speed limits vary from place to place and from road to road, there are certain speed limits that must meet a national standard such as those on state highways. States can also set their own speed limits on certain streets under certain circumstances. (more…)
Beware how you use your phone while behind the wheel! Texting, tweeting, or making a phone call as you drive is now very expensive: Any person who distracts a driver or causes an auto accident by using a handheld electronic communication equipment is liable to a $100 penalty on top of other fines. The handheld devices include cell phones, tablets, and laptops.
The new fine is applicable in several types of distracted driving, including the use of smartphones while driving, personal grooming tools, or eating while steering a vehicle, as all such activities are now classified as distractions. Only the use of hands-free devices is regarded as exceptional. The residents found guilty of distracted driving have the option to pay the $100 fine or enroll in a distracted driving safety program.
Distracted Driving Bill in Ohio
The distracted driving bill is the product of two Ohio state representatives, Jim Hughes (R-Columbus) and Seitz (R-Cincinnati), whose aim is to enhance safer driving practices and reduce road carnage. (more…)
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and the person at fault has no insurance, you’ll need to speak with an experienced attorney who can help guide you through the process. The state of Ohio requires automobile owners to have insurance. Navigating through the claims process with someone who does not have insurance can be a difficult thing to do. Having an experienced attorney at your disposal can help you through the compensation process. (more…)
Driving is seen as a rite of passage as far as coming of age goes in the United States. At the same time, with so many people owning cars, there is a lot of space to account for. At the same time, there are worries about how much time it takes to drive somewhere, especially during rush hour traffic. Cars also cost a great deal of money to own and maintain, especially where gas and car insurance are concerned. With all of this mind, states have been ranked from the best to worst states to drive in. We analyze this data and take a look at the statistics behind Ohio’s second place ranking. (more…)
New research has shown that drivers who try to drive while angry may be putting their lives at risk. The new data shows that emotional drivers; drivers who are sad, angry, or agitated, are twice as likely to crash their vehicles compared to drivers who are using their phones. Drivers who felt overwhelmed by their emotions are more likely to be in an automobile accident compared to model drivers. (more…)
Through technological advances, we have been able to find ways to make cars safer. Better regulations and codes have been put in place to hold car manufacturers accountable for installing safety features in their vehicles. Unfortunately, even as our cars have gotten safer, human behavior can still hinder progress. We’ve comprised a list of the top 3 reasons why car accidents are becoming more fatal. (more…)
The very first cruise control configurations were invented in 1788 by James Watt and Matthew Boulton to help control steam engine. Fast-forward 157 years later and an american by the name of Ralph Teetor invented the first modern cruise control in 1945. The Chrysler Imperial became the first car to be fitted with a cruise control system in 1958. (more…)