An Expert’s #1 Driving Tip

On Automobiles, Safe Driving.

Many years ago, I was outside a courtroom waiting with our expert witness about to testify. As we talked, this expert, an accident reconstructionist who had studied and analyzed thousands of traffic crashes, shared his favorite tip to increase driving safety: don’t tailgate. The expert suggested that drivers should pretend their cars are equipped with long spears.  (No, not as a weapon for imaginary battles on the highway, but as a way to visualize the

Toyota to Pay Over $1 Billion in Sudden Acceleration Suits

On Automobiles, Defective Products, Uncategorized.

Toyota has agreed to settle pending class-action claims due to the sudden, unintended acceleration of its vehicles.  Toyota will pay at least $1.1 billion, and possibly up to $1.4 billion, to resolve the pending class action. The settlement provides for the retrofitting of vehicles, as well as cash payments for those who sold certain model years at a loss or those whose models are not capable of being retrofit. If you’re not sure if you’re


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