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  • How Can I Improve My Safety While Riding on Metro Railcars?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 23-Jun-2017

    Over the last several weeks, our blog has discussed possible safety problems found on trains operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). This is an important topic to discuss because Metro railcars have been involved in several fatal accidents during the last decade. It also may be possible to improve your safety in the event of a DC Metro accident. During the summer of ...
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  • How Can I Check My Vehicle Safety Features?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 21-Jun-2017

    Modern vehicles come packed with advanced safety features that are designed to decrease the risk of a car accident. For example, forward collision systems can automatically apply the brakes or adjust headlights. Other safety features issue audible warnings if you are at risk of departing from your lane. However, these features are most effective when you know how they work. This is the idea behind ...
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  • The Most Insane Car Defects in History (Part 2)

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 20-Jun-2017

    When vehicles consist of thousands of moving parts (and more recently, on-board computers), defects become statistically inevitable—although good car companies will proactively test and issue recalls as needed to ensure safety. Continuing our thread from the previous post, let’s look at a few more of history’s craziest automobile defects. Ford’s Fire-starting Ignition ...
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  • Can Phone Manufacturers Help Prevent Distracted Driving?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 19-Jun-2017

    Last November, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) called upon app developers and smartphone manufacturers to help curb the number of distracted driving accidents in the US. This call to action was warranted, as distracted driving caused 3,477 deaths and 391,000 injuries during 2015 alone. NHTSA asked phone manufacturers to create software that would work with vehicle ...
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  • The Most Insane Car Defects in History (Part 1)

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 19-Jun-2017

    Despite all the modern advances in design and technology over the years, automobiles continue to be produced with some of the most unpredictable defects imaginable. While some of these problems amount to little more than inconveniences, other defects prove downright dangerous or deadly, often resulting in massive recalls. Check out this partial list of the most unusual vehicle defects ever ...
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