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David Lowe

Driving While Texting Leads to Murder Charge

A Stevens Point man has been charged with homicide for causing a fatal car crash because he was checking for text messages while driving.
The criminal complaint reportedly states that the driver…

Paul Jacquart

August Most Deadly Month To Drive

If you plan to head out on vacation this month, taking advantage of some of the last few weeks of summer before kids head back to school and temperatures start to cool down, beware: according to the…

Paul Jacquart

New Wisconsin Auto Insurance Laws Unfriendly to Drivers

The Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance has issued a summary of Wisconsin’s new auto insurance laws: oci.wi.gov/bulletin/0711act14.htm. The new rules favor insurance carriers by increasing the proof…

David Lowe

Rash of Wisconsin Bicycle Deaths Due to Inattentive Driving Hits Wisconsin

Wisconsin bicycle deaths caused by inattentive driving have occurred at an alarming rate this summer. Distracted and inattentive drivers are responsible for at least 6 deaths of bicylists since July…

Paul Jacquart

More Traffic Accident Deaths on Rural Roads than Urban

An interesting article today from USA Today states that a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study has found that significantly more traffic accident deaths (56% of the total annual…

David Lowe

The Hazard of Noiseless Hybrid Cars — The Driver's Responsibility to Pedestrians

A story in today’s Washington Post entitled The Deadly Silence of the Electric Car discusses automakers’ views about whether and how to add noises or distinctive audio signatures that will alert…

David Lowe

Running A Red Light—Caught On Camera

Motorists running a red light kill and injure many people every year. Statistics about drivers running red lights from 2007, the most recent year that data were compiled, reveal that nearly 900,000…

David Lowe

Just Say No: Why Giving a Recorded Statement to Insurers May Be a Bad Idea

You’re in good hands, because they’re like a good neighbor, always on your side. Even if you channel surf through commercial breaks, chances are you’ve seen at least one ad for an…

David Lowe

Unrestrained Dog In Motor Home Leads to Highway Tragedy

Last week’s fatal crash of a motor home and sport utility vehicle near Verona, Wisconsin that resulted in the deaths of 55 year old John Seier of Dubuque, Iowa and 13 year old Travis Brune of…

Paul Jacquart

Don't Text and Drive

According to a Reuter’s article today, about 1/4 of Americans admit to driving while texting (DWT). The article points out that this is occuring despite several high profile auto crash cases…