Archive for October 2013

Who is Liable in a Driverless Car Crash?

Science fiction has been predicting the technology for years, but now it is (almost) here: cars that drive themselves. Over the past few years, Google has had tremendous success in the initial trials of their automated car (even testing their fleet of driver-less Priuses on public roads). The cars have operated themselves for hundreds of…

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Dog Bites Cost Insurance Companies $1Billion Every Year

Think that dog bites are rare occurrences? Think again. There are an estimated 4.7 million dog bite reports every year in the U.S. alone. About 50% of those dog bites involve children under 12 years old. Dog owners are legally responsible for keeping their animals on a leash on all public property at all times.  If…

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Hands Free Devices 3 Times More Distracting Than Handheld Phones

The rise of our cell phone culture has also led to a backlash against distracted driving. As countless studies have pointed out, texting and driving are no laughing matter, and many states have passed laws requiring drivers to either hang up or use a “hands free” device. But is anyone monitoring the safety of these…

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Is Cell Phone Addiction Behind Society's Distracted Driving Problem?

We all know that texting while driving is not safe; it distracts us from what’s happening on the road in front of us, with an estimated 28% of all accidents involving a driver who was texting or talking on the phone. According to the National Safety Council, around 1.4 million crashes are caused each year…

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