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On Tuesday, the Arkansas House of Representatives approved Arkansas Senate Bill 374 which increases fines for texting and driving. The bill now moves to Governor Asa Hutchinson for his approval. McMath Woods partner Senator Will Bond is the Senate sponsor of this proposal.
Researchers have concluded that sleep deprivation on the Monday following the shift to daylight savings time in the spring results in an increase in fatal car crashes. Here’s a link to the researchers’ abstract. McMath Woods encourages all motorists to remember the three D’s of deadly driving: drunk, distracted, and drowsy.
Yesterday, the National Safety Council estimated that as many as 40,000 people died in car crashes in 2016. This estimate represents a 6% increase over 2015 and a 14% increase over 2014. What’s causing the significant increase in fatalities? People are driving more miles and more people are driving distracted. Arkansas State Police report a Read More
Last Thursday, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that the City of Little Rock was not immune in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by Dayong Yang, on behalf of his late son, Le Yang, who died after a botched 911 response. McMath Woods attorneys Bruce McMath, Charles Harrison, and Carter Stein proudly represent Dayong Yang. Click Read More
State Senator Will Bond, a McMath Woods attorney, filed two bills last week aimed at curbing texting and driving. Senator Bond stated: “We need to get folks’ attention and eyes back on the road.” The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette covered the filing of the bills in an article published Saturday, January 28, 2017. Click here to read the Read More
Yesterday, McMath Woods attorney Carter Stein participated in oral argument before the Arkansas Supreme Court on behalf of Dayong Yang, as special administrator of the estate of Le Yang, deceased. Mr. Yang sued the City of Little Rock and MEMS for the drowning death of his son following a delayed 911 response and water rescue. Read More
Equal Justice Under Law and McMath Woods Attorney John D. Coulter File Lawsuit Over Unconstitutional Mobile Home Ordinance
McCrory residents David Waltington and Lindsey Holloway reside in a trailer that is worth approximately $1,500. Living below the national poverty line, they cannot afford a more expensive home. McCrory Police Chief, Defendant Paul Hatch, has ordered them to leave the county, banishing them because their mobile home is valued at less than $7,500. David Read More
Last week, Friends of Little Sugar Creek, represented by McMath Woods’ attorney Sam Ledbetter, filed a lawsuit seeking to halt reconstruction of a dam on Lake Bella Vista. Here’s a link to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s coverage of the lawsuit.
From 2014 to 2015, there was a 7.2% increase in motor vehicle traffic fatalities. The 7.2% increase is the largest percentage increase in nearly 50 years. From 2014 to 2015, there was an 8.8% increase in motor vehicle traffic fatalities involving distraction affected crashes. The 8.8% increase is nearly three times the rate of increase Read More
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Announces Proposed Rulemaking on Vehicle to Vehicle Communication
On December 13, 2016, the NHTSA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communication. Using V2V technology, vehicles of all kind will one day be able to communicate important safety and mobility information to one another to help save lives, prevent injuries, ease traffic congestion, and improve the environment. Here’s a Read More