Vehicle Accidents

Can A Font Decrease Driver Distraction?

By |December 5th, 2013|

Automobile and truck manufacturers are increasingly using a single LCD screen to control many in-vehicle accessories like music, GPS and climate control. The text styling on these LCD displays, as well as the buttons surrounding them, are a part of the manufacturer’s branding, just like everything else inside and outside the vehicle. This post’s title, “Can a Font Decrease Driver Distraction?” seems to have been answered as researchers have found that different fonts (typefaces) can have an impact on driver attention. More specifically, certain fonts, such as Humanist, can actually reduce driver distraction more than other fonts.

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween (and Beware Of Zombies)

By |October 31st, 2013|

Halloween is an exciting and scary time of year with costumes, trick-or-treating and parties. It is also truly frightening when you look at some parental attitudes and the statistics of Halloween-related injuries and deaths. We offer some tips to help you, your family, guests and trick-or-treaters, a happy and safe Halloween. just as a precaution, we have listed some suggestions in case there is a zombie invasion. […]

Nebraska Law Enforcement August Traffic Safety Campaigns

By |August 19th, 2013|

Law enforcement in Nebraska have stepped up their traffic safety enforcement this August 2013 under two Campaigns: “Back to School” and “You Drink & Drive. You Lose.” Both of these campaigns are funded by select grants from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS). The goals of both crackdowns are to increase police presence, raise awareness and reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities. Do your part: drive safely around schools and never drink and drive.

Back To School: There and Back Again Safely

By |August 12th, 2013|

As summer break comes to an end and children in Lincoln, Nebraska and throughout the United States return to school Lapin Law Offices wants to encourage students, parents, teachers and the community to be prepared as we want students to get to school and return back home safely. This includes the remembering the importance of pedestrian, bicycle, driver and school bus safety. While the overall number of crashes between student-pedestrians and vehicles has decreased, August has one of the highest number of these collisions. In addition, older students now are in the highest-at risk for being injured or killed going to and from school. In an effort to prevent injuries or fatalities to students heading back to school, we offer the following safety tips and encourage you to share them with your children, family and friends.


Cisco Study: Consumers Desire More Automated Automobiles

By |May 17th, 2013|

By: Jeffrey Lapin

On May 14, 2013, Cisco released the results of its Cisco Customer Experience Report for Automobile Industry, May 2013, which focused on the automobile buying and driving experience. More than 1,500 consumers across 10 countries were surveyed and questioned about technology and buying and driving an automobile. The results were somewhat surprising especially about consumer preferences regarding privacy and driverless cars. […]

Study Indicates I-80 Deer Fence Effective

By |March 28th, 2013|

By: Jeffrey Lapin

Initial findings from a study of the deer fence that was placed along portions of Interstate 80 between Lincoln and Omaha seem to indicate that it had reduced the number of crashes vehicles and deer. The fence, along with wildlife undercrossings, were installed along I-80 in 2011 by the Nebraska Department of Roads. It was the first of its kind in Nebraska. […]

GHSA Report: Teen Driver Deaths Increased in 2012

By |February 28th, 2013|

By: Jeffrey Lapin

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released its Teenage Driver Fatalities by State – 2012 Preliminary Data Report, on February 26, 2013. The Report indicates that the number of 16- and 17-year-old drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes increased significantly in 2012 from 2011. The GHSA attributes a couple of reasons for this increase and offers some suggestions on reducing the fatality rate. While this is discouraging news, the total of number of driver deaths in this age group is still lower than it was from 2000 to 2007.

Study Finds Alcohol Deaths Drop After Price Increase

By |February 11th, 2013|

By: Jeffrey Lapin

A Canadian study of alcohol price, availability and death, found that when the minimum alcohol price was increased, alcohol-related deaths decreased fairly quickly. A 10% price increase was enough to significantly lower the death rate. This Study was recently published in the American Journal of Public Health, The Raising of Minimum Alcohol Prices in Saskatchewan, Canada: Impacts on Consumption and Implications for Public Health. […]

Dramatic Increase in Fatal Vehicle Crashes Following Storm

By |February 6th, 2013|

By: Jeffrey Lapin

Last week there were 14 deaths in motor vehicle crashes in Nebraska. This is the most for a seven day period in more than 7 years. These deaths bring the number of fatalities for 2013 to 27, the most for the first 5 weeks of the year since 2008. Weather has been a major factor for these traffic fatalities as there was significant snowfall and much colder temperatures last week. […]

Going Beyond No Texting and Driving: Huron, South Dakota

By |January 29th, 2013|

By: Jeffrey Lapin

Cities and states have or are considering laws beyond just no texting and driving. One city, Huron, South Dakota, has adopted an ordinance that prohibits driver’s from activities that could be distracting, such as eating while driving. This is a good first step in trying to reduce distracted driving although enforcement could become an issue.

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