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by brian
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Highway Safety Issues
Topic: US DOT Distracted Driver Summit
Replies: 4
Views: 3641

Re: US DOT Distracted Driver Summit

From the Washington Post, Sept 29, 2009 Tackling the New Scourge of Road Safety: Texting By Ashley Halsey III If you're driving the Beltway in heavy traffic, chances are that a driver in the next lane, directly ahead of you or in your rearview mirror is reading or writing a text message, officials i...
by brian
Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Distracted Driving News and Information
Topic: "Intexticated" Drivers
Replies: 10
Views: 9016

Re: "Intexticated" Drivers

Poll Finds Support for Ban on Texting at the Wheel New York Times, By MARJORIE CONNELLY, September 28, 2009 The public overwhelmingly supports the prohibition of text messaging while driving, the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll finds. Ninety percent of adults say sending a text message while dr...
by brian
Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Highway Safety Issues
Topic: US DOT Distracted Driver Summit
Replies: 4
Views: 3641

Re: US DOT Distracted Driver Summit

Truckers Insist on Keeping Computers in the Cab New York Times article, By MATT RICHTEL, September 28, 2009 Crisscrossing the country, hundreds of thousands of long-haul truckers use computers in their cabs to get directions and stay in close contact with dispatchers, saving precious minutes that m...
by brian
Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Distracted Driving News and Information
Topic: "Intexticated" Drivers
Replies: 10
Views: 9016

Re: "Intexticated" Drivers

High-Tech Solutions To Help Deter Driver Texting by Jenny Brundin, NPR Texting while driving is so dangerous, many states have made it illegal — but just like driving drunk, people still do it. So high-tech companies across the nation are racing to develop devices to make it harder to text and driv...
by brian
Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Distracted Driving News and Information
Topic: "Intexticated" Drivers
Replies: 10
Views: 9016

Re: "Intexticated" Drivers

From NYTimes, Driven to Distraction: Utah Gets Tough With Texting Drivers By MATT RICHTEL, Published: August 28, 2009 LOGAN, Utah — In most states, if somebody is texting behind the wheel and causes a crash that injures or kills someone, the penalty can be as light as a fine. After a crash here that...
by brian
Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Distracted Driving News and Information
Topic: "Intexticated" Drivers
Replies: 10
Views: 9016

"Intexticated" Drivers

Managing Workers' Comp: "Intexicated" Drivers and Employer Liability Sep 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Theresa Long The article, from EHS Magazine, is not specifically on Accident Reconstruction topics, but the issue of "intexticated" drivers, i.e. drivers distracted by texting phones, etc is an issue of im...
by brian
Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Litigation Topics and News!
Topic: How accurate is eyewitness memory?
Replies: 8
Views: 6937

Re: How accurate is eyewitness memory?

Sept 5, 2009: Interesting article in the Sept 7, 2009 The New Yorker Magazine by David Grann entitled "Trial by Fire" that chronicles some major flaws in the criminal justice system related to “eyewitness testimony” and "expert” testimony related to the Willingham case in which “ Texas could become ...
by brian
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Crash Reconstruction News!
Topic: Road Rage
Replies: 1
Views: 1789

Re: Road Rage

Here's some starter information from the NHTSA website: Aggressive Driving vs. Road Rage. There is a difference. Aggressive driving is a traffic offense; road rage is a criminal offense. • Road rage is defined as " an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenge...
by brian
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Crash Reconstruction News!
Topic: Road Rage
Replies: 1
Views: 1789

Road Rage

Over the years we have been involved with reconstructing cases which involved road rage. This thread will be used to post links to studies, etc on the topic. The reason it came to mind was an article in the NY Times: Canadian Politician Charged in Death By IAN AUSTEN, September 1, 2009 (A version of...