Sponsored content from Thomas J. Henry Law Updated 5:21 pm CDT, Thursday, May 30, 2019 Photo: Gettyimages Photo: Gettyimages Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Gettyimages Hit by an Uber Driver: Was it a Case of Distracted Driving? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Rideshare services, such as Uber or Lyft, are quickly becoming an essential part of how Americans get around. Whether using them for work or play, these services provide convenience and comfort. What happens, however, when one of these drivers strikes a person and causes injury? Who is liable for the damages? If you are hit by an Uber driver, was it a case of distracted driving? GPS Distractions One of the most common … [Read more...] about Hit by an Uber Driver: Was it a Case of Distracted Driving?
Linda Searing, The Washington Post Published 5:19 am PDT, Monday, May 20, 2019 Every day in the United States, about nine people are killed in motor vehicle accidents blamed on distracted drivers. In 2017, the yearly total was 3,166 deaths, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Looked at another way, 9 percent of fatal crashes involved a distracted driver who was focused on something other than driving - most often talking or texting on a cellphone (accounting for 14 percent of all distracted-driver fatalities in 2017), but sometimes eating, talking to passengers, fiddling with the radio or adjusting fan and temperature controls. Among those who died as a result of these accidents were 599 pedestrians, bicyclists or others not in the vehicle with the distracted driver. According to NHTSA's data, people in their 20s represent the largest group of drivers in fatal crashes (23 percent), and even larger percentages of distracted drivers … [Read more...] about 3,166 died in 2017 car accidents involving distracted drivers
Georgia motorists are being reminded to wear their seat belts and never get behind the wheel if they are legally too impaired to drive, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Public Safety and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.https://autoclubsouth.aaa.com/safety/tow_to_go.aspx for more information or call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Leave earlier for your destination because the extra traffic on the road may increase travel times. Don't try to make up time by speeding. Make sure everyone in your vehicle is wearing their seat belts and all children under 8 are riding in an approved child passenger safety seat or booster seat. Plan rest stops as needed and alternate drivers if possible. Limit driver distractions by staying off phones. Find a safe place to pull off the road if you need to speak to someone or check your navigation. For more information on the Governor's Office of Highway Safety's (GOHS) impaired driving … [Read more...] about Drivers reminded to buckle up, drive sober during Thanksgiving holiday travel period
PUBLISHED: 17:00 15 September 2018 Megan Aldous Take a look at those put behind bars this week Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY Suffolk Constabulary Take a look at what has been happening in Suffolk and north Essex courts this week. Shaun Holland, from Cambridge, has been jailed for six years after committing five distraction burglaries. Picture: Suffolk ConstabularyA man who went on a month long crime spree was jailed for six years.Shaun Holland, 32, of Sackville Close, Cambridge, stole handbags, jewellery and cash from elderly people. On one occasion Holland told his victim, who was in her 80’s, that he needed to collect his football from her garden. He spent no more than five minutes there but managed to walk out with her handbag without her noticing. A 40-year-old woman was jailed for eight years after she attacked two young women with a glass bottle.Michaela Brunning, who has been jailed for eight years Picture: ESSEX POLICEMichaela Brunning, 40, … [Read more...] about Jailed in Suffolk and north Essex this week: A thief, an attacker and a disqualified driver
THIS is the horrifying moment a lorry driver smashed into eight cars killing a mum and three kids. Tomasz Kroker had been changing music on his phone when he ploughed into eight stationary vehicles on the A34 near Newbury in Berkshire. Tracy Houghton, 45, her two sons, Ethan, 13, and Joshua, 11, and her partner's daughter Aimee Goldsmith, 11, all died in the horror crash in August 2015. The clip shows him looking down at his phone seconds before he crashes his HGV. Victims’ families are urging drivers to watch the shocking footage of the crash to remind them to stay vigilant. Kate Goldsmith said: "I continue to see drivers using their phones and it sickens me. "If they had seen the devastation they brought my family, or to other families, by using phones, illegally... distracting themselves from driving a potential weapon. "Would they be as sickened as we are?" Kroker was jailed for ten years after admitting to four deaths by dangerous driving and a single count of causing … [Read more...] about Grieving relatives want all drivers to watch this footage of motorist who killed four in deadly crash while changing music on his phone