Road Traffic Legal Blogs

Road traffic law blogs, posted by road traffic lawyers and specialist criminal law firms. Posts explain topics such as drink driving, speeding, keeping your licence, road traffic accidents etc. Further posts welcome.

Big Trucks and Dangerous Lane Changes: Who’s Responsible if They Don’t See You?

by annbailey May 25, 2013 Accident Claims

Millions of motor vehicle collisions occur every year in the United States. Most of these involve few, if any, injuries. However, when there is a significant size disparity between two vehicles, motorists can be severely injured. When a motor vehicle collides with a truck, the insurer of the at-fault party will be liable for damages; […]

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Dangerous Roadways: When Bad Roads Cause Accidents

by ShelbyW May 24, 2013 Accident Claims

Despite the best efforts of engineers and construction contractors, errors continue to occur in the design, development, construction and maintenance of our nation’s roads, highways and freeways. However, manufacturers and various government bodies are all required to do their part to protect the roads and promote traffic safety. Government entities are the parties largely responsible […]

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Worrying Rise in Serious Road Accident Casualties in Britain

by NishaS May 7, 2013 Car Accidents

Britain’s young population suffers from road accidents rather commonly. In 2011, it was found that the most common cause of death amongst those aged between 16 and 24 was motorway accidents. This data forced MP Louise Ellman to come out and call for action. In March 2012, some worrying statistics were released regarding injuries and […]

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New Car Technology: Will Drunk Driving Become a Thing of the Past?

by Law Guru April 29, 2013 Criminal Law

Some things in this world just don’t make sense, especially when one thing seems to be moving in two, completely opposite directions at the same time. While a civic leader in the small Irish town of Kilgarvan recently suggested legalizing a certain degree of drinking and driving in order to preserve pub culture, others are […]

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DUI, Police Checkpoints and the Problem of Social Media

by gclatworthy April 25, 2013 Road Traffic Law

[U.S Law and General] Social media has become a seemingly unstoppable force over the past decade. From bringing long lost friends back together to starting revolutions in Middle Eastern countries, there’s very little that these sites cannot do. Unfortunately for police and victims of drunk drivers, individuals have also learned to use social media to […]

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Join in on the History of Go-Karting

by edralyn April 18, 2013 Renewable Energy

Go-karting began very simply with tracks and dedicated racing fans in towns all across the U.S. Initially, karting began as a fad, which most believed would blow over in several months, once kids moved onto the next big thing. Karting tracks often weren’t much more than a rutted path on the edge of town, where […]

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DUI vs. DWI: What’s the Difference?

by Law Guru April 3, 2013 Criminal Law

As if getting slapped with a DUI is not bad enough, navigating the maze of legal stuff related to an impaired driving charge can be quite a nightmare. It is easy to become confused over the various fines and penalties, knowing what rights are applicable and how a DUI case should best be handled. One […]

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What Are The Most Common Traffic Offenses?

by Damian April 2, 2013 Road Traffic

(Australian law and generally) Cars are a necessary part of our lives, and we can safely say that a huge majority of the population in all developed countries drives a car. Unfortunately driving tests don’t seem to be a reliable way to instill competence in a lot of new drivers, and even older, more experienced […]

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Are Juvenile DUI Penalties Really Sealed?

by Law Guru March 21, 2013 Criminal Law

Drunk driving is more than a safety hazard or a bad idea. It’s against the law. Although legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels vary by jurisdiction – meaning that the amount of alcohol considered “over the legal limit” depends on the state in which the DUI was committed —stricter statutes are in place across the […]

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Four Effective Ways to Crack Down on Speeding

by RyanD January 29, 2013 Accident Claims Law

Speeding seems harmless when you’re flying down the interstate and almost necessary when you’re almost late for work. However, speeding, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), is the third most common contributor to auto accidents and takes approximately 13,000 American lives every year. These speed-related accidents cost $40 billion annually. That statistic […]

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