Category: Distracted Driving

Whether you are sitting in rush hour or on a long drive to the beach, stop-and-go traffic can be frustrating and extremely tiresome. You are ready to be at your destination, but you’re trapped among a sea of vehicles – … Continue reading

On February 17, 2015, we announced the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC’s “Don’t Text & Drive” Scholarship. The application window is still open, and we encourage all undergraduate students to apply before the May 1, 2015 deadline. The $1,000.00 scholarship will … Continue reading

Texting behind the wheel

Distracted driving kills thousands and injures hundreds of thousands of innocent drivers, passengers, and pedestrians every year. From texting your friends to reading a map, it is never a good idea to do things behind the wheel that take your … Continue reading

Texting behind the wheel

The U.S. Department of Transportation has designated April as “Distracted Driving” Awareness month, a time to remind millions of Americans about the dangers of all types of distracted driving. For the past several years, The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC has … Continue reading

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A recent study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) highlights some startling driving behaviors despite broad awareness that these behaviors may cause serious injury or death. Risky Driving Habits Have you engaged in any of these risky driving behaviors in the … Continue reading

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We applaud the Rhode Island Senate’s recent steps toward joining CT and other states banning handheld cellphone calls while driving. Senate Bill 0267, sponsored by Sen. Susan Sosnowski, was passed in the RI Senate on March 19 by unanimous vote.  Violators … Continue reading

Drivers who multitask in their cars used to take solace knowing that voice-control devices – such as Bluetooth phones and navigational systems – allow them to talk on the phone, follow driving directions, and control car functions without using their hands. … Continue reading

Texting behind the wheel

The Department of Transportation has designated April as “Distracted Driving” Awareness month, a time to remind millions of Americans about the dangers of all types of distracted driving. For the past several years, our Rhode Island personal injury law firm … Continue reading

Have you ever witnessed a really dumb action by a surrounding driver? Did it seem as if they had no regard for any other drivers and no awareness of the environment around them? On Thursday, January 30, 2014, Will Gilbert … Continue reading

Texting behind the wheel

Rhode Island Department of Transportation reports that motorists who text and drive are 23 times more likely to get into a crash. These odds are much higher than motorists who drive above the legal limit of blood alcohol content. Despite … Continue reading