Are we any safer?

I just returned from a three-day trucking conference in Texas where I furthered my education on truck accident cases. Often the most serious and even fatal injuries happen when people tangle with a semi-truck. Therefore, I need to know everything I can about trucks and traumatic injuries. I have spent a good part of the last five
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The Country Lawyer Makes Peace With Zoom

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

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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12 Students Announced as Winners of 2021 Road Safety Student Art Contest by U.S. Department of Transportation

In addition to enforcing national safety regulations for 18-wheelers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sponsors an art contest ( where students around the country submit artwork to promote road safety. After gathering submissions from students in all grades nationally, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg recently announced
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Electronic Semi Trucks and Related Commercial Vehicles Appear Imminent Based on Production Status and Finalized Regulations

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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