June 2014 Archives
2014 is definitely the year for auto recalls. In addition to the millions of cars recalled by General Motors to address concerns over ignition switches in a number of vehicles, several Japanese automakers are asking consumers to bring vehicles in for repairs to correct potential issues with airbags. According to a report provided by ABC News, Honda, Mazda and Nissan are recalling millions of vehicles with potentially defective airbags.
It has been quite some time since we broached the topic of seatbelt use. After all, “buckle up” campaigns in Arizona and across the United States have become just as common as distracted driving reminders. However, a recent accident involving a child passenger is an unfortunate reminder of how many people still do not use seatbelts.
Kevin Roper, a truck driver from Georgia, has been charged with several criminal counts in connection with the accident that injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and killed fellow comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair. The criminal charges beg the question: what is the difference, from a legal standpoint, between an accident and a crime?
If you are in the market for a used car, chances are you are aware of the term “caviat emptor,” better known as “buyer beware.” Like the caricatures of sleazy used car salesmen portray, there may be issues with the car you are about to purchase that are not ascertainable by the naked eye.