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Virginia Statute Now Makes Penalty Reflect The Crime

A new statute in VA aims to help protect pedestrians, cyclists, and other vulnerable road users. We want to make sure you are aware. Virginia Code § 46.2-816.1, which took effect on July 1, 2020, allows prosecutors to bring more severe criminal charges when a distracted motor vehicle driver injures a vulnerable road user.  A Read More

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Curcio Law College Scholarship Contest – The Winning Essay

Summer 2020 Addressing the essay prompt: “How best to address the problem of distracted driving?” Authored by Jarrett Scott Tyree Distractions to the human mind are constant and neverending. Our lives are constantly filled with distractions. Much of this is caused by the rise in new advanced technologies that seem as if they require our Read More

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Ignorance Ain’t Bliss on the Road

Driving through Old Town every day, I worry about cyclists and pedestrians crossing King Street when I have the green light. It’s important to learn the lay of the land, and the rules related to cyclists. Equipment First off, in Alexandria, Fairfax, Prince William, Manassas, in fact, in every county and city in Northern Virginia, Read More

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See Spot… Sit?

You’re flying down 395, at the legal speed of 55 mph of course, and in the car next to you is the most adorable Labrador Retriever. It’s got its head out the driver-side window, tongue-wagging, ears flapping, almost laughing with joy. Then it hops back in and sticks his head out the passenger side window, Read More

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MADD about DD

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration distracted driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving. Over the last few decades, outreach groups like MADD (Moms Against Drunk Driving), have created a social stigma and societal push back against drunk driving. And rightly so, as to purposefully dull your senses and take command of Read More

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Smart Dashboard Distractions

Car companies market “smart dashes” as the newest in safe driving technology. They insist the new screens will make driving less dangerous because of well-integrated voice controls and large touch screens that will keep drivers from fumbling with more dangerous mobile devices. Instead of looking down at your phone, you can dictate text messages to Read More

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Backover Accidents. More common than you think.

Picture this familiar rush of the morning: “Mom, I can’t find my other shoe!” “Dad, did you sign my note?” “Sally’s hogging the bathroom!” “I don’t want to get up!” Sometimes you don’t know where one child begins, and you end. You’re grabbing your keys, someone’s math book, your phone, holding back the dog as Read More

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Smart Watches and Driving

They are the hip new accessory, watches that tell time, take step counts, monitor heartbeats, and now even text, George Jetson’s miraculous technology has come to life. However, could these nifty devices become too distracting for drivers? Distracted driving is quickly becoming a leading cause of automobile accidents in America. From texting to picture taking, Read More

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Help Your Teen Driver Beat the Odds

Your teen’s first driver’s license. Its an exciting time in a teenager’s life: hitting the open road, wind in their hair, freedom at their fingertips. On the parent’s side of things, however, your child’s first driver’s license can be riddled with anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. All for good reason. According to the CDC, teen drivers Read More

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Aggressive Driving-All the (Road) Rage

The United States is home to the largest passenger vehicle market in the world with an estimated 248 million registered passenger vehicles according to a 2005 Department of Transportation study. With the immense amount of traffic resulting from all of these vehicles comes an increased likelihood that you are going to experience an aggressive driver Read More

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