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  • The war on texting while driving There’s a national epidemic that is killing nearly six thousand people a year and injuring over half a million more. What is this terrible scourge? It is distracted driving, an issue that is being taken on at the highest levels of our federal government. Expect to see more laws, restrictions and penalties on texting while driving, cell phone use behind the wheel, and other related driving distractions.
  • Is teen gun violence on the rise in eastern Virginia? Police in eastern Virginia are contending with a double threat when dealing with teen violence: ubiquitous technology and easy access to firearms are making teenage parties bigger and deadlier than ever before. Unfortunately for police officers and innocent bystanders, tech savvy teens know how to obtain, hide and use guns without being caught red-handed.
  • What might have been: when doctors fail to diagnose a serious medical condition Few things are as horrifying as realizing that you or a loved one were seriously injured because your doctor failed to diagnose your illness or medical condition. Whether diagnosed incorrectly or not diagnosed at all, some diseases or conditions can cause irreparable damage to patients if not treated in time. Failure to diagnose a heart attack and failure to diagnose cancer are two examples of common medical misdiagnoses.
  • Penalties for Drinking and Driving in Virginia Were you caught driving under the influence of alcohol while operating a motor vehicle in Virginia? Depending on your situation, the penalties for drunk driving can be quite severe. It may be in your best interest to see how an experienced criminal law attorney like Tavss Fletcher can help you protect your rights.
  • Top Ten Tips for Keeping Kids Safe on Virginia and North Carolina Roads The start of school every year is an exciting time for kids – and a frustrating experience for commuters who have to pass through school zones or residential areas full of children. Nobody wants to cause a serious or fatal car crash, so now that school is in session, use these ten tips to keep yourself – and the school kids around you – safe this year.
  • Accident Preparedness: Do you have ICE in your cell phone? Nobody plans to be involved in a serious auto accident, but they happen every day to thousands of men, women and children. What can you do to improve your odds of surviving a car or truck crash? AAA recommends putting ICE in your cell phone. ICE (In Case of Emergency) is a way for emergency responders to find out who you are and any relevant medical information that could save your life.
  • Tired truck drivers can cause serious traffic accidents If you’ve ever gotten behind the wheel when you were tired, you know how dangerous it can be. Drivers of tractor trailers are no different, and those who drive while tired risk their own lives and the lives of other motorists. Fatigued drivers are more likely to make poor judgment calls and cause serious truck accidents.
  • Why are holiday weekends so dangerous on Virginia and North Carolina roads? Are you planning to hit the road over a long holiday weekend? Consider yourself warned: holidays can be a dangerous time on Virginia and North Carolina roads, for a variety of reasons. Accidents can be caused by drivers who are intoxicated, tired, angry, or distracted. Keep your eye open for dangerous drivers, and make sure you don’t engage in any unsafe behavior.
  • Crash your new car? Get ready for an expensive repair bill! Nothing beats driving a new car on Virginia or North Carolina roads. However, if you get into an accident with that new car, you might be singing the blues when you see the repair bill. The high cost of repairing modern vehicles means that some insurance companies will do everything they can to avoid paying for your claim.
  • Car crashes, cell phones and 911: will emergency responders be able to find you? What could be worse than being involved in a serious car crash but having no idea where you are located? What if you called on your cell phone for help, and the emergency responders don’t know where you are, either? Unfortunately, this scenario could happen to you because of the outdated or inaccurate technology used in emergency call centers. Until better technology is available and all centers are upgraded, accident victims will have to hope they can pinpoint their own location after a crash.
  • The Price Paid for Automobile Accidents and Injuries Just imagine what it would look like if the costs for all the motor vehicle accidents across the United States were tallied up every year. This kind of information is available from the National Safety Council in an effort to communicate the cost paid by society for traffic crashes. The economic cost for each death and type of injury is included, as well as the comprehensive cost, calculated in an attempt to place a value on human suffering.
  • Distracted Driving: A Growing Danger on Virginia Roads Distracted driving. It is a term that is becoming more popular in the press these days as law enforcement officials and legislators try to spread the word about the dangers of driving while performing other tasks. Probably the most pervasive distracted driving behavior is talking on a cell phone while driving. Cell phone distracted drivers cause thousands of accidents every year and seriously injure or kill many Virginians.
  • Road Rage: When Extreme Emotion Leads to Serious Crashes Road rage—aggressive driving behavior—is a deadly serious issue for Virginia drivers. Don't have your life put at risk by an angry, negligent driver.
  • Virginia Drunk Driving Statistics Alcohol-related accidents remain a serious issue in Virginia, claiming the lives of over 350 people a year and injuring another 7,000. This article includes statistical information about DUI crashes in Virginia from 2008 and 2007, including a few historical facts comparing data to previous years.
  • Medical conditions that can lead to serious car accidents Driving while impaired by a serious medical condition can have disastrous results. The recent death of a motorist who experienced an unexpected medical event is an example of how health issues can impair a person’s ability to drive safely. Certain health conditions put people at risk of causing a serious car accident, putting themselves and others on the road in danger.
  • Do red light cameras really prevent car crashes in Virginia? Red light running is a problem in many cities, and Virginia Beach is no exception. Experts claim that they can reduce the number of serious and deadly front-to-side impact crashes in intersections, saving lives and cutting down on emergency healthcare costs. However, other studies and skeptics suggest that the cameras are not the panacea advocates claim them to be.
  • What Virginians need to know for motorcycle safety awareness month Motorcycle accidents claim the lives of over 5,000 riders every year, and thousands more are injured – some very seriously. This May officials from federal, state, and local law enforcement offices are coming together to promote motorcycle safety awareness month. In an effort to cut down on the number of needless motorcycle accidents and fatalities, experts are urging both motorcyclists and other motor vehicle drivers to do their part to keep Virginia’s roads safe for bikers.
  • Vehicle Event Data Recorders: Big Brother is Watching Event Data Recorders (EDRs) are becoming standard equipment on vehicles sold in the United States, but few people know what they are. These devices are part of the airbag control module and record information in the case of an auto crash. In order to standardize EDR devices, the federal government has stepped in and is requiring vehicle manufacturers to follow guidelines for all EDRs installed in model year 2013 vehicles. As a result, EDR data should safely sustain a crash event, be easier to retrieve, and contain standard information of use to accident investigators and vehicle safety researchers.
  • The challenge posed by aggressive drivers on Virginia roads We all know what aggressive driving looks like. Drivers who swerve in and out of lanes, follow too closely, make rude hand-gestures when they don’t get their way, speed, and ignore traffic control devices are all guilty of aggressive driving. The challenge in Virginia is that despite laws against aggressive driving, it is difficult to charge someone with what is essentially a subjective offense. Read more about the challenge that aggressive drivers pose to law enforcement officers and what you can do if you find yourself on the road with one of these drivers.
  • Vehicle, Driver, and Crash Statistics for Large Truck Accidents Large truck accidents have serious consequences for Virginia motorists. The vast majority of those killed in accidents involving a large truck are passenger vehicle occupants. Learn more surprising vehicle, driver, and crash statistics related to large truck accidents in this article. If you have questions or concerns about a truck accident, don’t hesitate to contact the lawyers at Tavss Fletcher at 757-625-1214 for assistance.