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Blog Posts in July, 2015

More Older Vehicles on U.S. Roads Jul 31, 2015

With many automakers on the fast-track to developing hands-free technology and other high tech gadgets for cars, a recent study shows that they may be ahead of the tide. According to research by consulting firm IHS Automotive, the average vehicle in ...

Poor Road Design Can Lead to Car Accidents Jul 29, 2015

From construction zones to potholes, nearly one-third of all serious automobile incidents are caused by poor road conditions. While the worst can occur in the blink of an eye, Peterson Law Firm is here to provide clients with roadway tips and ...

What to Do If Your Car Hydroplanes Jul 28, 2015

Hydroplaning is one of those tricky vehicular problems you hear about on the first day of driver’s education class. While many drivers perform by the book, accidents do happen and many times they’re out of our control. As bad weather and bad driving ...

Ikea Dresser Tip-Overs Pose Risks to Children Jul 24, 2015

After the deaths of two toddlers, Ikea has issued a warning that their chests and drawers are not safe around children unless they are anchored to the wall. In an effort to prevent more injuries or deaths, the company is providing free wall anchor ...

NHTSA Grappling with Autonomous Vehicle Regulation Jul 22, 2015

New high-tech features are popping up in vehicles across the country as automakers are committing to bringing hands-free technology and other semi-autonomous features to their cars. The only problem? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

Pedestrian Killed in Kansas City Wrong-Way Accident Jul 20, 2015

A Kansas City man was killed on Sunday after being struck by a car traveling the wrong way on a one-way street. Officials say the fatal accident happened just after 4 p.m. on July 19, 2015, at the intersection of 34th Street and Prospect Avenue. ...

First Injury Accident for Google Self-Driving Car Jul 17, 2015

Google announced this week that its self-driving prototype was involved in its first injury accident. So far, the vehicles, which have been roaming around Mountain View’s streets in California for the last six years, have now been involved in 14 car ...

GM Identifies 124 Deaths Tied to Faulty Ignition Switch Jul 15, 2015

As the processing period comes to a close on the compensation fund created by General Motors (GM) to pay damages to victims of a faulty ignition switch, the fund has identified at least 124 deaths and 266 injuries that resulted from the defect. The ...

Summer Motorcycle Safety: The Importance of Being Seen Jul 13, 2015

Summer is in full-swing, which means it is also high-time for motorcycles on the roads. Motorists can expect to see more motorcyclists during the warm summer months. This also means there is an increasing need for special focus on safety precautions ...

Could Large Car Displays Create More Distracted Drivers? Jul 9, 2015

Oversized and technology-rich dashboard displays in cars are growing in demand. According to Automotive News , customers want them, and carmakers are ready to supply them. But all of this new technology begs the question: Is it safe, or will it lead ...

AAA: Don't Take Selfies with Your Pet While Driving Jul 6, 2015

Various distractions are on the rise for motorists across the country, but one unusual distraction has caught the attention of AAA who is warning drivers not to take selfies with their pets while driving. A recent study discovered that 12 percent of ...

Record Numbers Set to Travel This July 4 Jul 2, 2015

Americans are expected to take to the roads in record numbers this Fourth of July weekend, according to AAA. The association expects that almost 42 million people will travel using all modes of transportation during the first five days of July. Of ...

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