The Country Lawyers take on ‘Tailgating’

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If tailgating involves your favorite team, a cold one and grilled anything, it’s a good thing. If it involves driving, its bad. Tailgating, by definition, not only makes you a jerk, but a real threat to the person in front of you. You won’t be able to stop if any number of things happen that
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The Country Lawyer Makes Peace With Zoom

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We have crossed the two-year mark in the pandemic and many things are back to normal. Toilet paper is plentiful and masks go on sale around Halloween. We knew we would get through it and that’s what we told ourselves about Zoom: this too shall pass! In the early days, courthouses were closed and we
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Driverless Vehicles Being Debated in Kansas Senate

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There is currently a bill in the Kansas Senate which addresses allowing driverless vehicles in Kansas. SB 379 is in-front of the Kansas Senate and hearings will continue this week. There are several concerns regarding the bill, including the unclear language in the bill and the lack of regulatory oversight to protect Kansas citizens. A recent
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Electronic Semi Trucks and Related Commercial Vehicles Appear Imminent Based on Production Status and Finalized Regulations

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Electric vehicles (“EVs”) are rapidly growing in popularity all over the world. The International Energy Agency has an annual report that tracks EV sales and global statistics, and the most recent report found that EV “registrations increased by 41% in 2020, despite the pandemic-related worldwide downturn in car sales in which global car sales dropped 16%.”
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Federal “Safety Blitz” Across 12 States Aimed to Improve Enforcement of Safety Regulations

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The main federal agency that oversees regulations of semi trucks and heavy commercial vehicles, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”), is conducting a 3-day “safety blitz” across 12 states from August 3rd to August 5th. The safety blitz is part of the “SafeDRIVE” effort that helps state and federal organizations work together to conduct
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