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US investigating 360,000 Nissan cars for unintended speeding

The US National Highway Transportation Safety Administration announced it was investigating Nissan sedans for problems decelerating, and Chrysler pickups for transmission chain problems. Nissan is being probed over 360,000 Nissan Versa and Versa Note vehicles manufactured between 2012-2014.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted Saturday on its website that four drivers have […]

Tougher laws to enhance road safety here in Florida

Gov. Rick Scott signed a pair of bills this past Tuesday aimed at improving safety on Florida roads. Scott approved measures toughening penalties for drivers who leave the scenes of serious traffic accidents (SB 102) and raising the minimum age at which children can ride in motor vehicles without restraining devices (HB 225). The hit-and-run […]

GM's first missed sign of fatal flaw was over a decade ago

In my career, I’ve handled several auto defect cases but I’ve never seen one that had this many glaring deficiencies as what has been going on in Detroit for the past 11 years.  What is more tragic is this attitude of incompetence, nonchalance and ineffectiveness which got them nowhere except for causing many deaths. . According […]

GM Seeks Lawsuit Protection for Actions that Occurred before 2009 Bankruptcy

As a lawyer, I am fascinated and disgusted by this current form of legal maneuvering by GM.  The auto maker is trying to block certain lawsuits from going forward because they are a œnew company under bankruptcy laws.  This sends a message to any company that if you are able to hide your negligent acts […]

Look before you lock!

With summer here, and temperatures heating up across the nation, the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is warning parents and caregivers of young children to be mindful that it doesn’t take long for a child to die of heatstroke if left unattended in a parked car. Data from the San Francisco […]

Ford issues four recalls involving 1.3M cars, SUVs

Well, for once it is Ford and not GM who is in the news for recalls.  Ford is recalling more than 1.3 million cars for power steering failures, electrical shorts and floormat problems, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  A total of 1.1 million SUVs have power steering that can be […]

6 killed over the weekend in I-95 Crashes

I have to say – in the two years of blogging,  I have not read about a crash that caused DOT to have to close part of the highway to resurface the road because the road was damaged from the crash.  How horrible.  My thoughts go out to all those injured in these accidents.  Channel […]

4 Hurt in near Head-On Crash in Mandarin

Channel 4 reports on a tragic accident that occurred yesterday afternoon.  4 hurt in near-head-on Mandarin crash.  The crash happened at Old St. Augustine and Kori roads at about 1:30 p.m.   A pickup truck was headed north on Old St. Augustine, waiting to turn left on Kori road and was hit almost head-on by an SUV, […]

Jacksonville one of the most dangerous communities in the country for pedestrians

Channel 4 reports in a study that was released this week which ranked the most dangerous areas in the country for pedestrians.  The study lists Jacksonville as one of the most deadly communities. The study, Dangerous by Design 2014, points out that from 2003 to 2012, more than 47,000 people died while walking on streets in […]

Girl critical, 4 others hurt in Southside crash

Various news sites are reporting on a horrible accident that occurred this morning on the Southside.  A 5-year-old girl was critically hurt and four others suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department and witnesses at the scene.  The crash happened in the eastbound lanes of Baymeadows Road at Interstate 295 just […]