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July 13, 2013 automobile safety,Motor Vehicle Crashes,West Virginia law

As of July 1, West Virginia Police Can Stop and Ticket Drivers Using Hand Held Devices, Including Cell Phones

Prior to July 1, 2013, West Virginia law enforcement could only ticket drivers for using hand held devices like cell phones when drivers were also committing a primary offense like speeding or failing to maintain control of their vehicle.  Law enforcement could not stop drivers if their only offense was using a hand held device.…

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May 16, 2013 automobile safety,Motor Vehicle Crashes,West Virginia law

National Transportation Safety Board Seeks Tougher DUI Laws in West Virginia and Other States

Because alcohol-related car crashes claim about 10,000 lives each year, the National Transportation Safety Board is now recommending that all 50 states lower the blood alcohol content from 0.08 blood-alcohol content (BAC) to 0.05.  Their goal is to eliminate drunk driving, which causes about a third of all deaths involving automobiles. The safety board believes…

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April 17, 2013 automobile safety,Motor Vehicle Crashes

Man caught with marijuana and anxiety medication arrested after crashing into Kanawha County school bus

Charleston Police officers arrested Robert Pryor, 52, of Charleston, West Virginia, after he crashed his car into a school bus on Thursday about 3pm. Pryor was driving near 4th Avenue and Stockton Street on the West Side of Charleston when he crashed his vehicle into a bus full of children, according to a police report…

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August 5, 2012 Motor Vehicle Crashes,Resources for lawyers,West Virginia Jury Instructions

Jury Instructions for West Virginia Car Accidents – Part II

On behalf of Charleston, WV personal injury lawyer – West Law Offices —  This is part two of the model car accident jury instructions the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals suggested for auto accident trials in 2000.  Click Part I of the WV auto accident jury instructions for the rest of the instructions. “OVERTAKING…

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