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  • Ignition Interlock Device May Help Prevent Texting While Driving Accidents
    Ignition Interlock Device May Help Prevent Texting While Driving Accidents

    By: Allan M. Siegel Statistics and stories of tragic accidents make it clear that texting while driving is a negligent and dangerous act. Still, efforts to combat the problem and significantly reduce ...

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  • Innocent UDC Student Alleges Police Brutality
    Innocent UDC Student Alleges Police Brutality

    By: Matthew Tievsky Jason Goolsby, an 18 year-old student of the University of the District of Columbia, was violently arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department on October 12, 2015. Mr. Goolsby ...

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  • Federal Government Assumes Responsibility for Safety on Metro Rail
    Federal Government Assumes Responsibility for Safety on Metro Rail

    By: Allan M. Siegel As we recently blogged , Metro’s rail system is currently overseen by the Federal Transit Administration (“FTA”), an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation (“DOT”). To ...

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  • Bicyclist Injuries on the Rise
    Bicyclist Injuries on the Rise

    By: Allan M. Siegel Over the last few weeks bicyclist fatalities have made the news locally, including a bicyclist killed in Fairfax County and another in Bethesda. The Fairfax incident involved a ...

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  • GM Agrees to Major Settlement in Faulty Ignition Switch Cases and Criminal Fines
    GM Agrees to Major Settlement in Faulty Ignition Switch Cases and Criminal Fines

    By: Allan M. Siegel Last month, General Motors reached an agreement to settle up to 1,380 individual death and personal injury claims arising from the faulty ignition switch that had been installed in ...

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  • After Repeated Accidents, National Safety Board Recommends That Federal Government Take Greater Control Over Metro
    After Repeated Accidents, National Safety Board Recommends That Federal Government Take Greater Control Over Metro

    By: Allan M. Siegel Accidents on Metro’s rail system are nothing new. To take a few recent examples, on January 12, 2015, a yellow line train became stuck in a tunnel, and flooded with smoke. Dozens ...

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