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Virginia’s New Texting & Driving Law In Place

With the new law that went into effect yesterday, you can now get pulled over and fined for texting while driving in the state of Virginia.  Until now, texting or emailing while driving was considered a secondary offense, meaning that it was illegal, but the police needed another reason to pull you over before ticketing […]

Texting While Driving #1 Cause of Teen Driver Deaths

  For years parents and pundits alike have been preaching the dangers of drunk driving to their children.  While these warnings are certainly justified, there is a new quite danger that has taken drunk driving’s place as the leading cause of death for teen drivers. A new study from researchers at Cophen Children’s Medical Center […]

Feds Seek National Texting-While-Driving Ban

As auto accident lawyers in the state of Virginia, we see first hand the damage and injuries that come along with texting while driving.  Distracted driving seems to be causing more and more auto accidents as the proliferation of smart phones grows, and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is looking to do something about it.  He […]

Talk To Your Teen About Texting and Driving

To parents of teenagers it should come as no surprise that today’s youth are doing a great deal of texting. As these teens get older and get their drivers license, this can become a huge and extremely dangerous problem if it is not addressed.The FCC provides a few guidelines for dealing with teen drivers that […]

Man Seen Using Two Cell Phones While Driving Banned From Driving for One Year

As auto accident injury lawyers, we see our fair share of serious accidents caused by distracted drivers. Both talking on a cell phone while driving and texting while driving can distract a driver, and result in serious accidents and injuries.  Last month in England, a case was reported where a driver was seen doing both […]

Fatalities Drop Among 2010 Teen Drivers

The number of teen drivers who have died in traffic accidents has dropped as Virginia lawmakers have tightened restrictions on teen drivers over the last few years.  Traffic fatalities among VA teen drivers fell 50 percent in 2009, and again by 43 percent in 2010.  In 2010, Virginia lost 35 teen drivers to traffic accidents, […]

Teens Face Heightened Crash Risk During Summer

A recent study from AAA found that traffic deaths involving teenagers were at their highest from May through August.  The association released an analysis that found that seven of the top 10 deadliest days of the year for teen drivers fall between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  “We know that in the summer, kids are […]

Distracted Driving Statistics

As Distracted Driving Awareness Month comes to a close, I wanted to leave our readers with a post about the dangers of distracted driving. Inattention on the roadways is a proven killer – the good news is that it can be avoided by staying focused on the roadways.   80% of all crashes recently studied […]

Faces of Distracted Driving

As car accident lawyers of Virginia, Rutter Mills sees distracted driving accidents happening constantly.  Distracted driving killed nearly 5,500 people last year and injured 500,000 more.  While these disturbing statistics alone should help people think twice about picking up a cell phone on the road, the stories behind the statistics are much more moving.  Distraction.gov, […]

Traffic Accident Fatalities Fall For Fifth Straight Year

The US Department of Transportation releases it’s 2010 crash statistics this week,  showing the lowest level of traffic fatalities since 1949.  The number of traffic fatalities dropped 3% from 33,808 in 2009 to 32,788 last year despite the fact that Americans drove over 20 billion miles more.  The number works out to 1.09 traffic accident […]

Memoirs of a Leadfoot – A Speedster Reflects on Auto Accident Cases

My philosophy on life has always been “get where you’re going but enjoy the ride.”  And if you’re like me, you feel spring in the air and you want to roll the windows down, find a south-bound road, and just drive.  Good music and my Mazda3 have always done wonders for my mood.  I think […]