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Virginia Attorneys on Public Distrust in Self-Driving Vehicles

It’s the wave of the future that some Americans anticipate – self-driving vehicles. Yet due to a slew of fatal crashes caused by system defects, an underlying fear encompasses the rollout of this technology. The American Automobile Association (AAA) conducted a survey, which found that roughly 71 percent of participants are not comfortable with riding...

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The Best Ideas to Avoid Widespread Distracted Driving in VA

Distracted driving has become a growing factor in traffic-related injuries and deaths. In 2017, approximately 208 traffic fatalities in Virginia were believed to be caused by distracted driving. Reported incidents may not represent the true number of deaths caused by distracted drivers who may not have left behind any evidence. of being distracted behind the...

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Virginia Attorneys Identify The Danger Of Cloudy Headlights

We rely on our headlights every night to help us drive in the dark and get safely home, but, over time, headlights gradually become cloudy, due to extended sun exposure. The bright, hot sun causes discoloration of the protective plastic covers on headlights, which makes it harder for any light to shine through.   Cloudy headlights can lead to...

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Dangers of Multitasking Behind the Wheel: Roanoke Attorneys Discuss

Distracted driving is more common than you may think. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 481,000 drivers use their cellphones behind the wheel. That means at any given time, drivers around you could be distracted.   This is particularly dangerous considering that distracted driving accidents resulted in 3,450 road deaths in 2016 and...

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Traffic Deaths In Virginia Still Remain High

The growing economy and reduced fuel prices means one thing for Virginia drivers: more people are on the road. With more people sharing the roadways, driving becomes riskier than ever, even for the most cautious motorists.  According to an article by The Verge, over the last few years, traffic deaths have been hovering around 40,000. In 2017, there...

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How Automobile Technology Can Cause Distracted Driving

Automobile technology is rapidly making headway. Many new vehicles are already equipped with semi-autonomous and infotainment technology – which are both intended to eliminate human error or increase convenience.  We recently discussed the danger of livestreaming while driving following an autonomous Uber accident that left a Phoenix pedestrian dead.   But while most drivers will eventually have the option to utilize this technology, it’s not...

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Drivers Must Be Aware of Pedestrians and Bicyclists in Roanoke School Zones

Drivers are already noticing the increased congestion on Roanoke roads during morning and afternoon rushes as children head back to school. In addition to those on buses and in parent drop-off and pick-up lanes, a fair portion of students walk or ride bicycles. Motorists who are speeding, rolling through stop signs or paying more attention...

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Roanoke Car Accident Risk Heightened by Livestreaming Drivers

Smartphones contribute to Virginia car accidents at a startling rate due to the level of distraction they provoke. But there's an even more serious form of distracted driving involving smartphones - livestreaming. This includes watching real-time videos or filming live videos for social media audiences while behind the wheel. Dangers posed by livestreaming and driving...

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