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Greg Webb

Smart Phones Don’t Make Teens Smarter When Texting While Driving

It is no big surprise (especially to parents of teens) that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent survey poll shows that teens continue to text while driving and that, in…

Greg Webb

Texting Teen Convicted of Homicide in Mass.

The Essex County, Massachusetts District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said, There are no winners here today. The results of a texting-while-driving car accident February 20, 2011, are that a…

Greg Webb

Rearview Cameras Still Not in All New Vehicles as Backover Incidents Still Kill

Almost 1,000 people have died in backover accidents since 2008 when a bill requiring all new cars and light trucks to be fitted with a rearview camera was signed into Law. According to an…

Greg Webb

Teen Driving Deaths Climbing According to Governors Highway Safety Association

The members of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) are state highway safety coordinators who provide and share data with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)….

Greg Webb

Cell Phone Usage Banned for Interstate Trucking During Operation

On November 23rd, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary, Ray LaHood announced a Final Rule specifically prohibiting drivers of interstate trucks and buses from using hand-held cell…

Greg Webb

Child Passenger Safety Week is September 18-24, 2011

This coming week (Sept. 18-24) the annual National Child Passenger Safety Week campaign will focus the public’s attention on how important it is to place children in the correct child safety…

Greg Webb

Traffic Deaths on a Healthy Decline

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is reporting that traffic deaths are at a 60-year low, with the number of people who died on the road dropping 9.7% (3,615) from 2008 to 2009. The decline…

Greg Webb

New Car Technology – Unsafe Distractions For Motorists?

Much to the dismay of safety advocates, technology giants such as Google and Intel have started focusing their attention on installing sophisticated Internet-connected computers in the dashboards…

Greg Webb

VA Supreme Court Rules On Wrongful-Death Case

In a split decision, the Virginia Supreme Court decided to reinstate and send back to Henrico County Circuit Court (the trial court) a wrongful-death case in which a fourteen-year-old girl died in…

Bryan Slaughter

Suing Parents for Sleepovers?

I was waiting to argue a case in the Virginia Supreme Court last week, and an interesting case relating to child safety was argued in front of me. The name is Michael H. Kellermann, Administrator,…