Constantly evolving vehicle safety features: The race is on

In a recent blog post we noted the hopes of auto manufacturers that autonomous vehicles — cars and trucks with accident-avoidance features that assist drivers and actually operate in many instances independently of them — would begin having a notably salutary effect on curbing car accidents and vehicle-related deaths within a few short years. A year often … Read more…

Top Benefits of Smarter Cars

Cars are getting smarter every day. Today, many cars have safety features which include automatically braking to avoid a collision and injury when the driver is distracted, automatic parking, and even automatic lane switching. Ultimately, we expect to see fully autonomous self-driving cars on the Ohio roads sometime in the relatively near future. While many … Read more…

Car crash deaths from street racing concern authorities nationally

Despite being outlawed, drag racing continues to be a recreational activity among thrill-seeking drivers across the nation, including in Ohio. And although it is not often seen making headlines, the recent death of a college professor and her two-year-old daughter has illuminated the serious car accident risks taken on by these drivers. And it’s not … Read more…

The Dangers of Distracted Ohio Pedestrians

While distracted driving is a huge and very well-known danger, fewer drivers know of the dangers of distracted walkers. With the rise of smartphones, distracted walking has become a huge epidemic throughout all of Ohio as well as the rest of the country. In fact, the number of pedestrians injured because they were distracted while … Read more…

Ohio counties report uptick in fatal motorcycle accidents in 2012

According to officials from multiple Ohio counties, their locales are experiencing a troubling uptick in motorcycle accidents this riding season, and the rise in more than just a bit discernible. In Stark County, for example, the five deaths incurred in motorcycle crashes thus far this year equal the amount of fatalities seen in that county … Read more…

Consumers, Toyota settle class action sudden-speeding lawsuit

Toyota Motor Corporation continues to work its way through a veritable slog of litigation tied to the avalanche of recalls and injuries stemming from its so-called “unintended acceleration” lawsuits in the United States. Tragically, some outcomes of car accidents in which sudden acceleration was at issue resulted in fatal or serious personal injuries. The recall associated with … Read more…

Ohio Interstate 77 Shut Down Following Truck Accident

Ohio news outlets report that a truck accident on Ohio Interstate 77 South in Fairlawn backed up traffic and closed the highway for several hours. Reports detail that a jackknifed semi-truck near Ridgewood Road exit in Fairlawn closed the highway to close around 5:30 a.m. last Wednesday. The truck involved was filed with drywall and drywall supplies … Read more…

NHTSA: a number of mandated safety changes still being worked out

The massive and wide-ranging federal highway bill enacted by President Obama last July came with a large number of amendments and special provisions relating to road safety across the country. In particular, Congress drafted many new provisions tasking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to act within specified timeframes in matters relating to car, … Read more…

High Scores in Car Accident Crash Tests Now Harder to Earn

More than three years have passed since the Bush administration proposed tougher crash tests for vehicles being driven in the United States, the goal being to spur automobile makers to compete harder to implement more effective safety features. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) had primary oversight of that mission, and initial test results based on … Read more…

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