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Autopilot

Another Fatality in Autopilot Vehicle Accident Raises Concerns

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

Unfortunately, self-driving vehicles are on the hook (once again) for causing serious injuries and fatalities in a series of auto accidents. A mere week after an Uber vehicle in self-driving mode killed a pedestrian in Arizona, Tesla’s Model X was involved a fatal crash at the end of March, raising some serious questions about… Read More »

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Florida Child’s Death on Christmas Highlights the Importance of Child Safety in Cars

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

A car accident is difficult enough without also having to deal with news that a child died as a result. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to one Florida boy who turned nine on Christmas day: Isaac Santillan was the unfortunate victim of a crash at the intersection of Sunrise and Cortez boulevards at 4:30am…. Read More »

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Distracted Driving Has Changed the Meaning of Responsible Bicycling

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

On August 10th, Press of Atlantic City featured an interesting article titled “For bicyclists, distracted driving means ride responsibly or die.” The article discusses how fatal traffic accidents involving bicyclists have been on the rise in the past few years since smartphones and complex car electronics arrived. All you need to do is look… Read More »

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The Issue of Livestreaming Car Accidents

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

A story that’s been capturing headlines all over the country has drivers more and more aware of just how dangerous certain live-streaming websites have become in playing a part in car accidents. After driving while intoxicated and getting into an accident, 18-year-old Obdulia Sanchez allegedly livestreamed the crash on Instagram as her 14-year-old sister–a… Read More »

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Administration Investigating Ford Explorers over Carbon Monoxide & Rollover Accident Concerns

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

On July 27th, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it is investigating more than one million Ford Explorer SUVs over reports of exhaust odors in vehicle compartments and exposure to carbon monoxide that may be linked to several crashes and injuries. Thus far, police have reported two crashes that may… Read More »

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Side Underride Truck Accidents Remain a Grave Threat

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

More than 200 people are killed in gruesome deaths every year due to what’s known as “side underride crashes,” when a car slams into the side of a truck and crashes underneath it, shearing off the top of the vehicle and resulting in some of the most catastrophic trucking accidents out there. Experts have… Read More »

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Car Accident Deaths on the Rise

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

According to a recently-released report by the National Safety Council and covered by the New York Times, more Americans are dying in car accidents on highways and roads than ever before; specifically, over 40,000 in 2016 alone, a six percent increase from the previous year. Unfortunately, 2016 marks the first year since 2007 that… Read More »

Fatal Bus Accident Reveals Lack of Adequate Safety Regulations

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

The fatal 2014 crash involving a FedEx truck and a bus carrying high school students on their way to visit colleges drew a lot of media attention, but what wasn’t covered in these news stories were the massive safety issues that cost 10 people their lives and injured many more. Specifically, the fact that… Read More »

Amidst Numerous Auto Accidents, U.S. DOT Issues Federal Policy for Testing and Deploying Automated Vehicles

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

Many have heard about the (sometimes fatal) accidents that have occurred in automated vehicles:  For example, the Google self-driving car that got in an accident after taking a red light; and yet another (fatal) crash which occurred while the automated driver-assist system was operating, etc. Still, current Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards do not… Read More »

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