05252017Headline:

Ohio Valley, West Virginia

HomeWest VirginiaOhio Valley

Eric T. Chaffin

Nissan Works to Reduce Driver Distraction with Signal Shield

With distracted driving becoming more pervasive on our roadways, many people are looking to tech companies to present solutions. Developers are under pressure to create new applications that help reduce or even prohibit cell phone functionality when the user is […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Distracted Driving Citations Up in Pennsylvania

Life360, a family location application and driving safety service, recently conducted a study of their users to see how much they were using their cell phones while behind the wheel. The in-app driving service includes a feature that provides data […]

Steven Cohn

Drivers Surf Internet Even Though They Find It Distracting

Most people know that distracted driving is dangerous. But do they take appropriate action to limit their own distraction while behind the wheel? Not really, according to an annual survey by State Farm. In a March 2017 press release, the […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Ohio State University Leads a Nationwide Initiative to Stop Distracted Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2015, over 35,000 people died in automobile crashes on U.S. roadways, a 7.2 percent increase over the number of deaths in 2014. As part of their findings, they reported that […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Some Smartphone Apps Reduce Distracted Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 3,200 people were killed and 431,000 injured in 2014 in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. Distraction comes in many forms, including eating and drinking, reading maps, and adjusting the […]

Steven Cohn

More Restrictive Driving Policies Result in Safer Teens: Study

If you spend an evening out on a Friday or Saturday, you’re likely to spot a lot of teenagers. Unfortunately, according to a recent study in the scientific journal Pediatrics, that’s also when teens face the greatest risk of dying […]

Eric T. Chaffin

New Study Shows Drowsy Driving an Increasing Factor in Auto Accidents

A new study published in the scientific journal Sleep shows that though drowsy driving is a factor in thousands of traffic deaths each year, it is a highly preventable one. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) states that drowsy driving […]

Steven Cohn

2016 May be the Worst in Nearly 10 Years for Highway Safety

Many safety experts have been worried for several months about traffic accidents. Mid-year last year, the numbers seemed to be climbing. Now that 2016 is in the rear-view mirror, the numbers are nearly final, and they’re not looking good. Turns […]

Eric T. Chaffin

A New Distracted Driving Concern: Smartwatches

Most people are aware that when they are behind the wheel, smartphones are distracting. Safety experts urge drivers to put the phones away while driving, and laws require drivers to use only hands-free devices. There’s another fairly new gadget on […]

Eric T. Chaffin

AAJ Argues Against Legal Immunity for Self-Driving Car Companies

When a self-driving car gets in an accident, who is liable for the damage or injuries? The question is at the heart of a number of debates going on in the industry right now. There have been proposals that suggest […]