When you’re in an accident and you believe a distracted driver was responsible, you may want to do everything in your power to ensure they’re held liable for the damages they’ve caused. Calling the police and submitting a verbal statement after an accident is the first step to making sure a distracted driver is brought to justice. Once the dust has settled and you’re left with the medical bills, lost wages from missed work, and continuing pain and suffering as … Read more
The pros and cons of Apple’s new CarKey feature
In the early 2000s, luxury car makers began producing automobiles that were missing something – a key.
Like many features that first appeared in luxury autos, the dash-mounted push-button start has now filtered down to more affordable models. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, only 5,000 cars had keyless starts in 20021; Ward’s Auto reported that by 2013 that number had jumped to 4.4 million, and that … Read more
One of the most well-known auto clubs in the nation, AAA, released a report last week recommending new laws that ban the use of cell phones and other mobile devices by teenage drivers. This is not the same old ban on texting and driving, this is the prohibition of any use of a mobile device by a teenage driver. But why?
Previous estimates had teenage distracted driving as the cause of vehicle collisions in about 14% of incidents. The startling … Read more
Accident cases can be very difficult to rule on. When there are few witnesses, the police and investigators have to lean on their experience to determine who was at fault and if anyone needs to be arrested. Sometimes police seek out “persons of interest” for further questioning to get clues about what exactly happened.
Police in Charlotte are currently seeking information about a man who was seen in the area of a car crash that claimed the life of woman. … Read more
An informal study conducted by State Farm Insurance found that nearly 1 out of 5 drivers use the internet while driving. Due to these alarming results, State Farm has expressed plans to conduct a more thorough study later this year.
The director of Auto Technology Research at State Farm, Cindy Garretson, believes these figures to be underestimated. According to Ms. Garretson, the survey respondents were in the mid 30’s age group, but the majority of smart phone users fall … Read more
Eighth grade students from North Asheboro Middle School were headed to the North Carolina Museum of History and Natural Sciences on Monday when the driver of one of their school buses caused a wreck. Driver Boyce Goldston was charged with Failure to Reduce Speed as Necessary to Avoid Colliding with Another Vehicle. Two other buses had stopped at a red light when they were rear-ended by the bus driven by Goldston. A fourth bus was not involved.
It is the … Read more
A Charlotte, North Carolina car accident claimed the life of an innocent pedestrian Sunday morning, and a second pedestrian is clinging to life at Carolinas Medical Center. The Charlotte Observer reports that 21 year old Leah Anne Watson was driving down Craig Avenue when she turned her attention from the road in order to reach for a cigarette. In doing so, she crossed the center double yellow line and crossed two lanes of oncoming traffic before jumping the curb, striking … Read more