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  • What You Need to Know About the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal, Part 1

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 30-Oct-2015

    Auto manufacturing giant Volkswagen has been accused of using deceptive software in many of its cars to cheat emissions testing. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in coordination with European authorities, claims to have caught the car maker knowingly rigging over 11 million vehicles to sense when they’re being tested and to reduce emissions accordingly. Nearly half a million such ...
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  • 3 Less-Than-Obvious Halloween Safety Tips

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 28-Oct-2015

    Halloween is a night for kids, candy and fun, but like everything done for children, safety is crucial. As a concerned parent, you already do much to keep your kids safe on the holiday by insisting that they trick-or-treat in groups and by inspecting candy before letting your little ones gorge. But what else can you do to reduce the risk your kids face on Halloween? Here are three surprising (but ...
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  • Innovative/Controversial Approach to Distracted Driving Enforcement

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 28-Oct-2015

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner As I have blogged many times over the years, distracted driving caused by cell phone use and texting is a serious danger on the highways. Efforts to create stronger enforcement requirements and punishments seem to have had minimal impact on drivers who insist on continuing their routine of texting and driving. Recently, Montgomery County, ...
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  • Brush Up on Back-to-School Bicycling Safety

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 12-Oct-2015

    Millions of American kids go back to school each year, and a substantial portion of them will be hitting the road on bicycles. Riding a bike to and from school each day is fun, and it’s good for your child’s health, but it’s important to review the ins and outs of bicycling safety before turning the kids loose on the roads by themselves. The basics of bicycling safety fall into ...
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  • Tesla Model S P85D Blows Away Consumer Reports' Rating System

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 12-Oct-2015

    Washington D.C. residents have long relied on Consumer Reports to provide up to date ratings on vehicle safety and performance. When the magazine broke its own record by giving the Tesla Model S a 99/100 score two years ago, readers took note, as did safety advocates and others concerned about how to limit the number and severity of car accidents. Today, 99 out of 100 points is old news for Tesla. ...
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  • Here's How to Stay Safer This Halloween

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 7-Oct-2015

    Children throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. are celebrating and dreaming up ridiculous and outlandish costume ideas: Halloween is almost here! In a few short weeks, it will be time for costume parties, bobbing for apples, gorging on tasty treats and staying out after dark. While Halloween is a favorite holiday for all ages, it can also pose very specific (and not ...
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  • Tips for School Bus Safety

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 6-Oct-2015

    Objectively speaking, based on crash statistics compiled by organizations like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), school bus rides are surprisingly safe. However, accidents can occur even under the best circumstances. If your child got hurt in a mishap involving one of these vehicles, immediately seek medical attention, document what happened (including taking pictures and ...
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