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Just to Give You a Heads Up, Head-Up Displays may be a Distraction

If you've ever been in a flight simulator, or know someone who has, then you're probably already familiar with a head-up display. A head-up display (literally named, because its intention is to help drivers keep their head up while on the road) is a form… Read More

Tempe Passes Strictest Texting and Driving Law in Arizona

On Thursday, Sept. 24, Tempe City Council voted to adopt a new ordinance against texting and driving, which will be the strictest law of its kind in the state of Arizona. The ordinance passed with a 4-3 vote. The law is set to go into effect at the end… Read More

Volkswagen Cheated Emissions Tests, Recalls 500,000 Cars

Volkswagen (VW) vehicles once marketed as clean diesel have turned out to be not so clean. VW admitted last week that the automaker has cheated on diesel emissions tests in the United States for the last several years through the use of defeat device… Read More

New Analysis of Paxil Study Shows it is Not Safe for Teenagers

In 2001, a study conducted by a leading drug manufacturer determined that the antidepressant Paxil was effective and safe for use by teenagers. After reexamining data from that study, another study was published last week and drew the opposite conclusion. After… Read More

GM Settles Criminal and Civil Ignition Switch Cases

General Motors Co. (GM) announced this week that it settled two major legal cases against the company for its handling of a faulty ignition switch, which has been linked to at least 124 deaths. The auto maker agreed to a $900 million fine along with… Read More

Child Passenger Safety Week in Arizona

Sept. 13-19 is Child Passenger Safety Week, an entire week dedicated to raising awareness about the safety of children when they are riding in the car. According to Glendale police, every 34 seconds a child is involved in a vehicle crash. In 2012, more… Read More

1.7 Million Ram Pickup Trucks Recalled

Fiat Chrysler has recalled 1.7 million Ram heavy-duty pickup trucks including multiple models manufactured between 2012 and 2014. The recall was issued to inspect and fix wiring harnesses, airbags and steering components that could be faulty. The largest… Read More

Is there a Link between TBI and Aggressive Driving?

In a recent study published in the Accident Analysis and Prevention journal, research suggests people who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be more prone to road rage. Previous studies link car accidents to substance abuse or psychological… Read More

Questions about Wrongful Death

A wrongful death case is a common type of personal injury lawsuit. Each state has rules governing wrongful death lawsuits, leaving family members and loved ones with questions. Do they have the right to file a lawsuit? What kind of compensation could… Read More

Driverless Crash Trucks to Protect Road Workers

Later this year, the Florida Department of Transportation will deploy two driverless crash trucks, designed to serve as a crash barriers to protect highway construction crews. The autonomous vehicles, designed by Royal Truck and Equipment, are able to… Read More

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