Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

Hogan Brings Distracted Driving Message to Northside

  “One text or call can wreck it all,” was the message Wayne Hogan conveyed to the Neighborhood Team Community Action organization on Monday night. Evelyn Coney, founder, invited him to give his Distracted Driving Presentation for the Workforce at its Gateway Mall meeting. Hogan discussed the dangers, consequences and science behind distracted driving. Despite […]

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Used Cars: Consumers Can Check Recalls

It’s a problem we identified years ago, no system to help protect consumers when they buy used cars that have been recalled. Now that’s changing. We are pleased to report that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced today that all major automakers and motorcycle manufacturers will be required to provide consumers with online […]

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Digital Billboards: Rotating Near You?

As cell phones and other digital devices exploded distracted driving into a national epidemic, we got busy and went to high schools and to non-profits and to company employers and employees to alert them about the dangers of distracted driving. Students are being educated and employers are adopting policies. Progress is being made. People are […]

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New Car Technologies: Seductive but Hidden Dangers

There are clear and present dangers to distracted driving; it multiplies the risk of car crashes and personal injuries and wrongful deaths. This stems from reduced perception and longer reaction times. It bears repeating that, contrary to what drivers might assume, research has shown that hands-free mobile device use is truly not safer than hand-held, […]

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Chrysler Recalling Over 667,000 Cars and Vans

Chrysler is recalling 667,000 cars and vans because of safety issues.  There are two separate recalls involving two different models and parts. The smaller of the two recalls affects 224,254 2013-model Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan and Ram C/V Tradesman minivans built May 10, 2012, through June 7, 2013.  The recall is due […]

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Road rage. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

But it happens, and it’s dangerous. It can be the result of a driver getting stuck behind a driver who’s going too slow, and that’s one reason given by an FHP spokesman for the new law, subsection 318.083(3), Florida’s Statutes, that took effect July 1, 2013. It is now a moving violation for drivers in […]

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Sample Company Policies Against Distracted Driving

In considering whether your company establishes a policy against your employees driving distracted, you may wish to view other sample policies to assist you in crafting the policy right for your company.  Here are some examples: National Safety Council Cell Phone Policy Kit South Dakota’s Safety Council’s Sample Company Policy About.com Human Resources’ Sample Company […]

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Honda is recalling 700,000 vehicles worldwide, 150,000 are in the U.S

Honda is recalling 2007 and 2008 model Fit subcompact hatchbacks. The recall is  because rain, snow or other moisture can seep threw the vehicle and damage the master switch located on the drivers door. This may cause the master switch to overheat and potentially start a fire. In July Honda will be notifying owners and […]

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Driving too Slow in Florida Can Get You Ticketed

It is not just speeding that can get you ticketed. Under a new Florida Transportation Bill, HB 7125, which goes into effect July 1, 2013, it is illegal for drivers in Florida to drive 10 mph slower than the posted speed limit, on all roadways with 2 or more lanes going in the same direction, […]

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Distracted Driving Message Shared with Southside Business Men’s Club

  Wayne Hogan had the audience’s full attention when he talked about the distracted driving epidemic and its liability implications for business owners. He was a special guest at the Southside Business Men’s Club in June. He discussed how texting isn’t the only culprit; talking on cell phones while driving is too, explaining that hands-free technology is no […]

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