Tag Archive: Law Offices of Peter Miller

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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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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Status update of distracted driving bills in Arkansas legislature

Street sign saying Don't Text & Drive

Last month I wrote about Arkansas legislators working on two bills concerning penalties for texting and driving. This is an update on their progress. Senate Bill 144 becomes Senate Bill 374 The first bill, Senate Bill 144, sponsored by Senator…
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Truckers react to in-cab cameras as many trucking companies try out pilot programs


In recent years, technology has affected the manufacture and safety features in both cars and big trucks. Both types of vehicles are currently undergoing autonomous driving test programs. One of the latest pilot programs that may affect truckers is the…
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Who is liable in an accident caused by the driver of a rental car?


When you rent a car, the rental agent always asks if you have car insurance, and if you do, then you don’t have to purchase their insurance. You would think that if you caused a car crash when you were…
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Good news for overall road safety with new 2017 trucker regulations

Photo of tandem trailer on road

Good news is, well, good news. The good news for 2017 is that with new trucking regulations, the safety and security of federal highway users will improve. The new regulations promise a combination of administrative and road safety progress. New…
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