Drugged Driving: the Hot Button Issue of 2015

January 5th, 2015

The risks of drunk driving are well-known. But what about drugged driving? Do we really understand how risky this behavior is for drivers and others on the road? Drugged driving has become a high priority issue for safety organizations in 2015. What Drugged Driving Does to Your Driving Abilities Just like alcohol, drugs – whether legal […]

RI Pedestrian Accident and Crosswalk Safety

December 23rd, 2014

Many of us have experienced the flash of fear that comes with walking in a crosswalk, just nearly missed by a speeding car that seems to come out of nowhere. Sadly, pedestrian-auto accidents are common and can result in broken bones, traumatic brain injury, and in extreme cases, death. A recent accident involving a speeding car hitting […]

Driving Safely During the Holidays

December 5th, 2014

During the holidays, it seems as though the hustle and bustle of the season are everywhere. People have decorated their homes. Others are shopping for last-minute gifts. Still others are preparing for family gatherings. It is quite literally the busiest time of year, particularly in regards to people traveling. With so many vehicles on the […]

Preventing Alcohol-Related Car Accidents Over the Holidays

November 26th, 2014

During the holidays, it is no surprise that we see more drivers on the road who are driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. While the numbers of DUI-related motor vehicle deaths are starting to decrease each year – thanks to the adoption of the 0.08 BAC limit and greater public awareness – there has […]

Risks of Teen Driving to RI Teens and Their Parents

September 18th, 2014

With school starting, teen drivers are out in full force. Some startling statistics remind us of the risks teen drivers and their parents face.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, the leading cause of death in teens is personal injuries from motor vehicle accidents.  Drivers ages 16-19 are three times more likely than drivers […]

Liability Questions in Hands-Off and Self-Driving Cars

September 10th, 2014

Major auto manufacturers are breaking ground with hands-free driving technology.  The Wall Street Journal reports that General Motors Co. will launch Cadillacs with hands-free automated driving systems and Wi-Fi systems allowing vehicle to vehicle communication as early as 2016 models – due out in 2015.  In these cars drivers can ride with hands off the […]

Protecting Children in RI Motor Vehicle Accidents: Proper Restraint Systems

September 4th, 2014

Rhode Island law follows federal guidelines to ensure that motor vehicle operators place a child in the proper position and restraint system while riding in vehicles.  (R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-22-22) Where must a child sit in a motor vehicle?  All children under age 8 must sit in the rear seat.  A child may only sit in […]

Providence Personal Injury Lawyer: Do Red-Light Cameras Actually Prevent Accidents?

February 3rd, 2014

  The use of red-light cameras to enforce traffic safety is a controversial topic. Laws that govern cameras at traffic lights vary from state to state. Some states allow cameras only in specified communities while other states have authorized cameras in communities all throughout the state. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 21 states […]

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 […]

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