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September 2013 Archives

Texting while driving: how do we stop this dangerous habit?

People text and drive. They numbers are staggering. Driving down the highway, it wouldn't be uncommon for a person to pass numerous drivers distracted by their cell phones in just a short few-miles drive. A panel of safety and technology individuals met in the nation's Capitol to discuss how to stop people from using their phones while driving.

New technology aims to avoid car accidents through cell phones

Honda unveiled new technology this week, that could help prevent pedestrian, motorcycle and car accidents. The technology is meant to detect pedestrians ahead of cars, using technology to pick up signals from a pedestrian's cell phone. The car would then be able to communicate with the device and determine if the person was distracted by music or a phone conversation, and help the car make a decision.

Apparent conditions on boat prompt maritime claim

Outside of coastal states like Louisiana, we do not hear much about maritime type lawsuits. But though such lawsuits may seem obscure to much of the rest of the country, even maritime claims made by single individuals can be extremely significant.

Fatal accident under investigation in Louisiana

Police are investigating an accident that happened late last month. The fatal accident happened on Louisiana Highway 3132, leaving one woman dead. According to a report on the accident, a driver heading east on the highway lost control and flipped her car, going across the median where the car struck another vehicle going the opposite direction. A woman in the westbound vehicle was killed.

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