Motor Vehicle Defects Law Blog

Are There More Truck Wrecks on the Highways?

Are truck accidents on the rise? It is estimated that there are currently more than 2 million 18-wheelers on the highways in this country. Each rig can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. All those trucks on the road can pose a serious risk to motorists. According to NHTSA and the DOT, large trucks accounted for almost 4,000 fatalities in 2013 alone. Large trucks are involved in multiple vehicle fatality crashes at twice the rate of passenger vehicles which accounts for almost one out of every four passenger vehicle fatalities according to the Advocates for Auto and Highway Safety.

What Are All Those Numbers on a Tire?

If you are in the market for new car, or looking to replace the tires on your vehicle you may want to know...

What are all those numbers on a tire?

The federal government requires that all tires sold in the United States contain a Department of Transportation (DOT) number. The DOT number contains very important information about your tire.

Tire DOT compressed.JPGPerhaps the most important piece of information contained in the DOT number is the date of manufacture.

How Does The Takata Airbag Recall Affect Me?

Japan's Takata Corporation, the third largest manufacturer of airbags in the world, has finally admitted that its airbags are defective. The latest Takata airbag recall  on May 19th encompassed almost 34 million vehicles and over 10 automobile manufacturers. That means that 1 in every 7 vehicles on American roadways has been affected by this recall.

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