An automobile, autocar, motor car or car is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transporting passengers, which also carries its own engine or motor. Most definitions of the term specify that automobiles are designed to run primarily on roads, to have seating for one to eight people, to typically have four wheels, and to be constructed principally for the transport of people rather than goods.The year 1886 is regarded the year of birth of the modern automobile - with the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, by German inventor Karl Benz. Motorized wagons soon replaced animal-drafted carriages, especially after automobiles became affordable for many people when the Ford Model T was introduced in 1908.
Posts about Automobile
  • Audit Slams NHTSA For Failure to Do Its Job

    …, the Senators had this to say, “The Inspector General’s new report further underscores our assertions that NHTSA has failed to use, disclose and in some cases even understand reports and documents it obtains from automakers and consumers that are supposed to provide early warnings of deadly automobile defects.” NHTSA may need an overhaul. A large part…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 13 readers -
  • What To Do About Your Car in Bankruptcy

    … Here in southern California, everyone needs their cars to get around. It’s no different when filing bankruptcy. A frequently asked question is, “How can I keep my car when I file for bankruptcy?” The short answer is you can absolutely keep your car and file for bankruptcy. However, the more important question would be do you simply reaffirm…

    Christine Kingston/ Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor- 31 readers -
  • Tow Truck Accidents

    …, unnecessary honking, failure to obey traffic stops and other rules can lead to a serious automobile accident. This usually comes down to lack of vetting during the hiring process, as well as improper training and/or supervision by the tow truck company. Improper maintenance of tow trucks can put a dangerous machine on the road, posing a great…

    Sadie Horner/ Rasansky Law Firm- 28 readers -
  • Car Accidents Caused by Road Debris

    … pickup truck. This regulation is necessary because even a small item that accidentally falls out of the bed of a pickup truck can lead to serious problems. If your accident occurred on a Texas highway, and you believe that negligence on the part of the Texas Department of Transportation played a role, you’re even free to file a claim directly…

    Sadie Horner/ Rasansky Law Firm- 38 readers -
  • Study: Distracted Teens Behind the Wheel Cause 58% of Teen Crashes

    … The number one reason teens get distracted and have automobile accidents is interacting with a passenger. Interacting with a passenger is a form of distracted driving. Texting while driving (or using a phone) is not the only type of distracted driving. A study just released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found, “Distracted driving…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 11 readers -
  • Fixing the Issue of Automobile Recalls?

    … What happens if the majority people stop paying attention to automobile recalls? This is one of the many concerns voiced by safety advocates in the wake of last year’s record-breaking recalls. What if consumers suddenly start ignoring safety recalls? Two senators would like to reduce the chances of that happening. Senators Ed Markey and Richard…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 12 readers -
  • Jackson St. Accident

    … and licensed to practice in Louisiana and Texas. We are able to assist clients throughout the United States of America through our network of resources and relationships. Our primary focus is in helping those injured in automobile accidents, trucking accidents and offshore and maritime accidents. Click here to learn more about our services. …

    Alexandria Personal Injury Attorney- 24 readers -
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