Motor Vehicle Law Reporter

September 2014

Case in Point

  • Cement truck rear-ends car

News

  • Safety watchdog seeks investigation into deadly Chrysler electronic defect
  • Safety standard for vehicle communication technology is on the horizon

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Failure to avoid contact with bridge
  • Hunting club member on ATV negligently strikes guest
  • Motorist opens car door, striking cyclist
  • Failure to avoid collision
  • Head-on collision
  • UPS truck fails to yield while crossing highway
  • Rear-end collision

Decisions

  • City snowplow operator was not entitled to discretionary function immunity
  • Insured driver ‘incurred’ medical expenses at the time of service

Articles

  • Teens often lack essential skills, knowledge that could help keep them safe on the roads
  • Sensors in GM cars will detect distracted driving
  • CT texting-and-driving law confusing drivers

Government Actions

  • Report finds DC speed cameras run amok
  • NHTSA faces criticism from lawmakers for failing to act more quickly on GM ignition switch defect