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March 2016 Archives

Nissan to recall 45,000 Leafs due to braking malfunction

While the popularity of cars with accident avoidance technologies continues to grow, the number of electric or “zero-emission” vehicles has grown as well. Arguably the most popular of these vehicles is the Nissan Leaf, which is touted as being the first, and most advanced of zero emission cars.

How fatigue can be proven in truck accident cases

It’s no secret that driver fatigue is one of the top reasons behind truck accidents. Given the hours regulations that commercial drivers are subject to and how many hours drivers are actually on the road, it is not surprising that falling asleep at the wheel, or the lack of reaction time that comes with fatigue leads to accidents.

COPD is affecting my employment. Can SSDI help?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a breathing condition, which often results from a combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. A majority of COPD cases are caused by smoking tobacco. However, outsides pollutants may contribute to the condition. Unfortunately, the damage caused to the airway in COPD cases is often irreparable. In most cases, the condition does not respond to treatment.

The re-learning process between motorcycle riders and drivers

The warm weather feels like a good omen during this time of year. March is notorious for being unpredictable, with some years having a great deal of snow and ice as Old Man Winter does not want to let go, and then there are days like yesterday, where temperatures rise into the mid 60’s and low 70’s.

Number of federal exemptions keeps climbing

The U.S. Tax Code is legendary in it is complexity. What used to be less than 200 pages before World War II has become an 1100 page behemoth that is so complex that many people (especially lay people) cannot decipher it. The same is arguably happening to federal regulations regarding trucking safety.

Could lower gas prices lead to more traffic deaths?

It is natural to enjoy the recent trend of cheap gas prices. After all, most of us remember vividly the experience of paying nearly four dollars for a gallon of gas, and hardly any of us want to go back to those days. However, low gas prices have brought many other people out of their homes and onto the roads. Again, while this may seem like a good thing, more people on the road could have its drawbacks.

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