California regulators have nixed a General Motors suggestion to remove liability from companies whose self-driving cars caused accidents due to the vehicle not being maintained to manufacturer specifications. This recommendation would place the burden of liability on drivers and could have opened a loophole for companies to avoid responsibility for injuries caused by a defective vehicle. Fortunately, the California DMV… Continue Reading.
The Golden Gate Bridge has a new safety addition, but that same addition may be causing problems for drivers. The new safety feature is a movable traffic barrier that keeps cars from crossing over into oncoming traffic. The barrier was put in place in reaction to a tragic accident that occurred when a vehicle crossed too far left and into… Continue Reading.
A highway worker was killed and another was injured when a driver veered off the road on U.S. Highway 101 in Redwood City Tuesday morning. Unfortunately a driver veered off of the road toward a nine-person crew that was working along the right shoulder and hit two of the workers. One of the workers was pronounced dead at the scene… Continue Reading.
When someone has been involved in a car accident and wants to take legal action to receive compensation for their medical expenses and pain and suffering, there are many factors that could impact the case. For example, if a police investigation reveals that someone was texting while driving or if a driver was intoxicated, these details can have a significant… Continue Reading.
Since a law allowing California motorists to dictate and send text messages using hands-free systems, the practice of “texting while driving” has taken on a different connotation. While thousands of Bay Area drivers stuck in traffic every day, using voice-command systems has made communication easier and ostensibly safer. However, if a new lawmaker has his way, the new law could… Continue Reading.