Topics: Driving & Motor Vehicles - 81 results


Drunk Driver Ordered to Pay $5M for Killing College Student

A woman who was driving drunk and crashed into another car, killing a college student, was ordered to pay $5.65 million to the victim’s parents. In the early morning hours of Oct. 24, 2009, 20-year-old Bailey Sloan was driving a friend home an hour west of Los Angeles in Grand Terrace, Calif. when they ran out of gas and pulled over to refuel. Their parked car was struck by Cynthia Redmond, who crossed all lanes of traffic and hit Sloan …

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Posted 9 months ago in Crime Driving & Motor Vehicles Podcasts by Larry Bodine  
What Cops Look for with DUI Stops [Podcast]

(iStockphoto/Thinkstock) The hot summer may seem like a perfect time for that cold bottle of beer or refreshing margarita. But be careful. Police stop about 1.4 million people for drunk driving each year. In a “What You Should Know” interview, Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine tells syndicated radio host Mike Carruthers that drunk driving is an excellent way to ruin your life. Larry says nationwide there’s a standard .08 blood alcohol content (BAC) limit, and if you’re over it — you’ll …

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Posted 9 months ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles Frauds & Scams by Sylvia Hsieh  
‘Road Rage Rabbi’ Charged With Impersonating a Police Officer

An upstate New York rabbi was criminally charged for pretending to be a police officer and pulling over drivers whom he deemed to be going too slowly. The real NYPD arrested Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski, accusing him of pulling his Camry next to a woman’s car, honking his horn, flashing a fake badge and screaming, “Police! Police! Pull over!” The 24-year-old woman, who does not want to be identified by name, was so freaked out that she called police. “He’s a …

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Driver Sues City Over 1st Amendment Right to Flash Headlights

It’s a time-honored karmic exercise almost as old as the radar gun: flashing your headlights to warn other drivers they’re about to drive into a speed trap. While this kind gesture is almost universally appreciated by civilian motorists, traffic cops tend to be less fond of the practice. So was officer John Doe, as he is named in a class action lawsuit against the City of Ellisville, Mo. The suit was filed by Michael J. Elli, who claims he was …

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Know Your Legal Rights Bicycling in the City [Video]

  As commuting can be a hassle, while the weather allows it, more people are riding bicycles. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine explains what your legal rights are, when you’re cycling in the city. Cities across the country are implementing new programs and laws to make it easier to commute on a bike. Washington, D.C. and Seattle have signals specifically for bicycles. New York City started the largest bike sharing program in the country with 6,000 public bikes. Did you know …

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