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Distracted Driving Study Finds Motorists Have Sixth Sense

A research team from the University of Houston (UH) and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) determined that motorists have a “sixth sense” that counterbalances certain distractions when behind the wheel. Lead researchers Ioannis Pavlidis and Robert Wunderlich focused on three types of common distractions including texting, driving while absent minded,... Read more »

Car Crashes into California Boy’s Bedroom

A four-year-old boy is recovering from minor injuries after a car crashed into his bedroom at his California home. The accident occurred while the boy was sleeping in his bed, pinning the boy’s leg underneath the vehicle. It took numerous adults to release the boy’s leg and free him from... Read more »

NHTSA Report: 2015 Increase in Traffic Fatalities

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The U.S. experienced a significant increase in traffic deaths in 2015, according to preliminary estimates from the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Administration has tallied more than 26,000 traffic fatalities for the first nine months of 2015, compared to 23,796 deaths for the first nine... Read more »

Distracted Driving in California on the Rise

According to a recent study undertaken by California’s Office of Traffic Safety, the past year has been marked by an alarming rise in the number of distracted drivers. Researchers found that roughly one out of every ten drivers fell into this category, a jump of roughly 40% from the prior... Read more »

High-Tech Solutions to Reduce Distracted Driving Among Teens

Distracted driving is a serious problem that has only been compounded by the proliferation of smartphones and other electronic gadgets. Among teens, the percentage of drivers who make phone calls, send or receive texts, or otherwise drive while distracted is particularly alarming. Dr. Beth Ebel of the University of Washington... Read more »

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The LA car accident attorneys at Ellis Law are staunch supporters of this month’s distracted driving enforcement campaign, which aims to curb the number of needless injuries and deaths caused by motorists who text and drive. Launched on April 1st by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox, the “U Drive. U... Read more »