Distracted Driving

Nov 15, 2018

Identifying Distracted Drivers on the Road

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A 50 year decline in motor vehicle fatalities has reversed course in the last several years due in part to the ever increasing use of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2016, distracted driving crashes resulted in nearly 3,450 fatalities and 391,000 people injured. [...]

Nov 23, 2015

Bridging the Tech Gap: Software That Recognizes Human Emotion

By |Nov 23, 2015|Brain Injuries, Bridging the Tech Gap, Distracted Driving|0 Comments

In his freshman year at Stanford, Catalin Voss helped build an app for Google Glass that could recognize emotions. The software use facial recognition software to analyze expressions, and compared those expressions to a database to determine the emotion being expressed. The app was so successful that a Japanese company purchased the creation and is [...]

Oct 17, 2015

The Myth of Multitasking

By |Oct 17, 2015|Auto Accidents, Distracted Driving|0 Comments

Car accidents happen all the time. Often, news agencies report that a single vehicle accident is “under investigation” or that the cause of the accident is unknown, though drugs and alcohol were not involved. Generally, if any cause at all is released, it is simply reported as “operator error.” A new report from the National Safety [...]

Jul 13, 2015

Fatal Bus Crash Last Year Caused By Distracted Driving

By |Jul 13, 2015|Auto Accidents, Distracted Driving|0 Comments

Earlier this year we wrote about a horrific school bus crash that killed two young children and a teacher’s aide in December of 2014. New information has come to light on the incident after an investigation by the Knox County District Attorney. The details uncovered during the investigation show that this tragedy was entirely preventable. [...]

May 26, 2015

Your Car Is Getting Safer, But It Can Still Hurt You

By |May 26, 2015|Auto Accidents, Distracted Driving, News, Safety, Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Everyone knows that car accidents can result in any number of short- and long-term injuries. Sudden deceleration can cause whiplash and herniated discs, rapidly deploying airbags can cause serious frictions burns, and even seatbelts can leave welts and bruises. However, not many people know that you can incur injuries from spending too much time in [...]

Apr 6, 2015

Distracted Driving Kills; Please Read Our Safe Driving Policy

By |Apr 6, 2015|Auto Accidents, Distracted Driving, Motorcycle Accidents, Safety, Tractor Trailer Accidents, Truck Accidents|0 Comments

The American Association for Justice is an association of lawyers that works to promote justice and fairness in the justice system. The AAJ serves as a platform for lawyers to donate time to their communities in an effort to make those communities safer and better informed about important issues. The AAJ has recently started a [...]

Feb 13, 2015

Dangerous Bus Drivers Threaten Safety of Children and Motorists

By |Feb 13, 2015|Auto Accidents, Distracted Driving, Safety|0 Comments

Shelby County School Board last year approved a contract with Durham School Services to provide busing for its students through 2015 at a cost of more than $25 million. Durham’s CEO Emeritus, John Elliot, assured the Shelby County School Board that the company is taking steps to implement a three-point safety plan in response to [...]