Why Do Drivers Knowingly Put Themselves and Others at Risk?

March 31st, 2015

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 last month? Running red lights: according to study, 36% of drivers run red lights. That’s […]

RI Senate Passes Ban on Drivers Who Call with Handheld Devices

March 26th, 2015

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 would have to pay $100 unless they can produce  evidence of a hands free […]

Dangerous Levels of Distraction Found With Voice-Control Devices

November 6th, 2014

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. And by not using their hands, drivers reasonably assumed that they would be less distracted […]

Cranston Law Firm Campaigns to Wipe Out Distracted Driving

April 9th, 2014

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 has supported the effort to curb distracted driving. For April 2014, we have created a […]

Featured on the Rhode Show: Ten Dumb Driving Moves

January 31st, 2014

  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 interviewed me on CBS’s The Rhode Show to discuss these “dumb driving moves.” I […]

RI Accident Attorney: Curbing Texting And Driving

January 24th, 2014

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 these numbers, Rhode Island remains much more lenient to cell phone use when compared to […]

RI Car Accident Attorney: “Selfies” The Newest Driving Distraction

November 22nd, 2013

With the weather and holiday traveling involved in the holiday season, it’s especially important that we pay attention to the road and be careful not to get distracted while driving. By looking at hashtags on picture posts to social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram, AAA determined that the latest “distracted driving behavior” is drivers […]

Cranston Car Accident Lawyer News: Texting Zones in NY

October 18th, 2013

Texting and Driving Attorney Fighting for Victims in Rhode Island and Massachusetts Recently, New York announced it would implement “Texting Zones” along highways in which drivers can pull over and use their phones to text. No new areas are being built, however, instead, NY is simply putting up signs saying “Texting Zone” that lead drivers […]

Rhode Island Car Accident Attorney: It Can Wait Campaign

September 16th, 2013

Car Accident Attorney Assists Victims in Rhode Island and Massachusetts who have been Injured due to a Negligent Driver In recognition of the large problem that texting and driving presents to this and other states across the country, the “It Can Wait” campaign was acknowledged by various agencies in the state as a way to […]

Rhode Island Car Accident Attorney: RI awarded Distracted Driving Grant

August 29th, 2013

RI Car Wreck and Injury Attorney Recieves Grant to Aid in Preventing Distracted Driving Accidents RI car accident attorneys frequently must prosecute actions against drivers who cause damage as a result of distracted driving. At the Bottaro Law Firm, founder Mike Bottaro has always taken a strong stance on the issue of texting and driving. […]

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