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What Are Speed Limiters on Commercial Trucks?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) recently published a notice of intent to proceed with rulemaking requiring speed limiters on commercial vehicles. Safety advocates believe speed limiters can prevent thousands of fatal traffic accidents each year, but truck drivers have their hesitations about the technology. Today’s blog provides an explainer about speed limiters and…

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How Do We Know Our Amazon Products Are Safe?

Recent discussion in the Arizona Senate about legislation limiting product liability lawsuits to manufacturers rather than sellers is raising a lot of questions in legal and online retail circles. Today we want to take a deep dive into how this legislation might work, how third-party sales work on Amazon, and the responsibility all sellers have…

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Why Isn’t “Vision Zero” Working in the United States?

With traffic fatalities increasing here in Phoenix and across the country, many communities are turning to a program called “Vision Zero,” an initiative designed to eliminate motor vehicle-related deaths, especially for pedestrians and cyclists. However, in the years since several cities implemented these programs, statistics show Vision Zero may not be as effective as first…

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Is My Dash Cam Footage Admissible in Court?

As camera technology gets smaller and less expensive, many car and truck owners are outfitting their vehicles with dashboard cameras, also known as dash cams. Cyclists and motorcyclists sometimes use similar cameras on their helmets. Often these cameras are just for recording the ride and scenery, but they also serve another purpose – recording footage…

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What to Do if You’re in a Crash with a Post Office Truck

Last month, a mail truck driver was lucky to survive a serious jackknifing accident in Weston, Massachusetts. While traveling across a 50 foot bridge along the Charles River, a semi-truck jackknifed and crashed into the river. Thankfully, the driver survived the crash, and endured no injuries. Even better, there were fire rescue workers who were…

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Children Can Suffer Severe Injuries in Car Accidents

Imagine coming across two cars involved in a car accident on the highway. Imagine that one of the cars is flipped over and the front of the other car is seriously damaged. Even more alarming, imagine seeing a car seat in the back of one of the vehicles. The damage from the accident already indicates…

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Additional Baby Loungers Recalled for Risk of Injury and Death

Many parents rely on infant loungers to safely hold their babies in place while they are sleeping or tend to other responsibilities. However, they may be unaware of the dangers associated with baby loungers. Baby loungers are one of the children’s products that are routinely recalled due to safety defects. One of the most recent…

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Abbott Recalls Three Powdered Formulas Linked to Child Illness and Death

Abbott Laboratories, an American manufacturer of medical devices, nutritional products, and other healthcare products, recently announced that the company is recalling three popular, powdered baby formulas in response to four infants becoming ill after using the brands. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) which regulates medical products is urging consumers not to buy or use…

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