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YouTube Confessor to Fatal DUI to Change Not Guilty Plea

A 22-year-old Ohio man admitted via online video that he killed another man in a drunk driving accident. And next week, he’ll admit as much to a judge. Matt Cordle’s stunning confession was delivered through a professionally produced video posted on a website called “because I said I would,” which claims to be “dedicated to bettering humanity through the power of a promise.” The video initially portrays Cordle with a blurred face and altered voice, but by the end, Cordle …

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Text a Driver Causing a Crash and You’ll Pay for It

A New Jersey appeals court has held that sending a text message to someone you know is driving could result in liability for you, if the driver causes an accident while reading it.   Dangerous Communication The case involved a teenager, Shannon Colonna, who texted her boyfriend Kyle Best while he was driving on a highway in New Jersey in 2009. Best crashed into a couple on a motorcycle, seriously injuring them. (They each lost a leg in the accident.) …

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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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Man Who Lost Leg After Freak Double Accident Wins $19M

A jury has awarded a Bensalem, Penn., man who lost his leg after a freak double accident $19.1 million, according to the Pennsylvania Record. Patrick Hennessy was a passenger in a car driven by his friend, Ryan Caruso, when their car rear-ended another vehicle on a Philadelphia street around 2 a.m. on July 26, 2009. As a result of that accident, their car broke down, so the two men got out and began pushing it to the side of the …

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Posted 11 months ago in Traffic tickets and accidents by Aaron Kase  
Red Light Cameras Cause More Accidents, Study Shows

Ever get a ticket in the mail? States across the nation have unveiled red light camera programs over the past decade, which purportedly catch and ticket people who run lights in order to improve safety and reduce accidents. However, a recent study in Philadelphia calls the public safety claims into question, finding that accidents increased by 15 to 18 percent after certain intersections installed the cameras. Nevertheless, the cameras aren’t going away anytime soon, having brought in over $55 million …

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