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September 2015 Archives

Pleas overturned and compensation for drivers after recalls

A man who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and spent six months in jail after a 2006 accident in New York in which his best friend was killed has now received a settlement from General Motors. In February 2014, General Motors issued a recall for 2.6 million cars due to a faulty ignition switch, and it is believed that the man's vehicle was among those affected. He will also ask General Motors for help in getting his guilty plea vacated.

A tool that might save pedestrian lives

New York residents know that it is often difficult for pedestrians to cross a road that has fast-flowing traffic. Pedestrians are always at a disadvantage when confronted with moving vehicles, and sometimes the most practical place for a person to cross a roadway might be right in the middle of a long block. One tool that might provide a solution to this problem, while saving lives, is the pedestrian hybrid beacon.

Car-sharing services reduce drunk driving fatalities

Anyone in New York who has used or heard about Uber might be interested to hear that it and similar car-sharing services have reduced the number of fatalities resulting from drunk driving accidents, according to a study from Temple University researchers. Uber has advertised its service at times as a way to return home after an evening out that involves consuming alcoholic beverages. As part of its marketing, it set up a breath test kiosk in an area of Toronto that has a lot of bars earlier in 2015.

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