Bloomfield Hills Car Accident Lawyer Says Smart Car Technology No Substitute for Sober, Alert Drivers

by Thomas Stroble | September 14th, 2012

Bloomfield Hills, MI, September 07, 2012 — Bloomfield Hills car accident attorney Thomas L. Stroble said today that smart car technology to be tested in Ann Arbor that will warn drivers of potential road hazards is a great technological advance – but it’s still no substitute for safe, responsible driving.

“Devices that alert drivers of potential dangers on the road ahead and help them avoid car accidents deliver on the promise of 21st century technological advances,” said Stroble, whose Bloomfield Hills personal injury lawyers of The Stroble Law Firm, P.C., represent Michigan car accident victims throughout Oakland County and surrounding … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety

Michigan Obesity Rate Could Result in More Car Accident Injuries and Deaths

by Thomas Stroble | September 11th, 2012

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its latest report on obesity rates in the United States.  According to the study, more than one-third of U.S. adults, or 36 percent, are obese. While obesity-related health conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, injury or death from car accidents may soon be added to the list.

In a separate study from the University of Buffalo, researchers found that extremely obese people are 67 percent less likely to wear a seatbelt, and they are 56 percent more likely to die in a car … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety

Michigan Drivers Urged to Stop Texting While Driving

by Thomas Stroble | September 5th, 2012

AT&T, one of the leading providers of telecommunications services, is urging drivers to take its “Never Text and Drive” pledge as part of a campaign to warn people about the serious dangers of texting while driving.

Statistics show that texting while driving puts the driver, his or her passengers, and all other motorists on the highway at risk for a serious crash.  “Distracted driving is an epidemic on our roadways, and we need people all across America to take action in their communities to help put a stop to it,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.

The … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety

Michigan Drivers Asked to be Cautious Around School Buses

by Thomas Stroble | August 31st, 2012

During the opening week of school this week in North Carolina, a 7-year-old girl died after she was struck by a vehicle as she ran to her school bus. In her excitement to climb aboard, the girl sprinted into the path of an approaching vehicle as she advanced toward the bus. Unfortunately, a tragic occurrence like this can happen anywhere, and it reminds us all to stay alert as children return to school.

There have been more than 1,200 school transportation-related crashes since 2001, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of those crashes, nearly 1,400 people died, … Read More

Posted In: Car Accidents

Private Companies and the Federal Government Take Aim at Truckers’ Health

by Thomas Stroble | August 30th, 2012

Nearly 4,000 people die and 100,000 are injured each year in the United States in vehicle accidents involving large trucks. While some of these accidents are caused by poor road conditions or driver error, the National Transportation Safety Board reports that serious medical conditions of commercial vehicle drivers have “directly contributed to significant fatal and injury crashes.”

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports 12 percent of accidents involving tractor-trailers were caused by drivers who dozed off, had a heart attack, were in diabetic shock or had some other health problem.  Excessive weight can be a factor in all of … Read More

Posted In: Truck Accidents
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