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AR Legislature passes HB 2057 raising highway limits to 75

Speed limit sign 75 mph

The Arkansas Legislature voted  last Friday to approve and send to the governor’s desk a bill to raise maximum speed limits on highways in the state. House Bill 2057 by Rep. DeAnn Vaught, R-Horatio, would raise speed limits on controlled-access…
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Consider a driver’s education course for your teen


Although driver’s education courses are not mandatory in Arkansas, I highly recommend that you consider one for your teenager. Driving education involves learning the rules of the road and how to safety operate a vehicle. The benefits are numerous, and…
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Do you understand your car insurance policy?


I have to admit that, long ago before I entered law school at the ripe old age of 40, I never really bothered to read through my car insurance policy. It was only after I started really getting into the…
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Headlights on most pickup trucks provide poor road lighting


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested 11 different pickup trucks rating their headlights. All but one was rated poor. In an age when technology is making cars safer, motor vehicle manufacturers seem to have dropped the ball when…
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People are listening: seat belt use highest ever!


In a year that has certainly been a mind-blower, 2016 did have some really good news. People have listened and gotten into the habit of using their seat belts! According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report, seat…
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How to choose the safest car booster seat


Nothing is as important as the safety of our children. When it comes to their safety in motor vehicles, after they have outgrown their car seats, it is essential that you choose the safest car booster seat available. The Insurance…
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Red light cameras save lives

Sign at intersection saying Red Light Photo Enforced

Recent studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) show that red light camera programs in 79 U.S. cities saved an estimated 1300 lives through 2014. When the red light cameras were shut off, fatal red-light running crashes shot…
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Driving while texting bill clears Arkansas Senate

Sticker on car back window NO TEXT on board with AT&T Logo

As promised, I’m keeping my readers informed of the status of Senate Bill 374 by Senator Will Bond, D-Little Rock. The bill increases fines for those found texting and driving. Senate Bill 374 clears the Arkansas Senate On March 13,…
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New technology in the offing: V2V and V2I communication to prevent car crashes


If the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gets its way, cars will be able to “talk” to each other to avoid a wreck. The NHTSA recently proposed a rule mandating that automakers include V2V technologies in all new light-duty…
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Cars are becoming safer, thanks to technology

Blue 2017-chevrolet-bolt-ev

Although many of us cringe at the number of people staring at the cellphones or other devices, instead of socially interacting, technology does have its good points. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently released their list of 2017…
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