The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. The system provides critical capabilities to military, civil and commercial users around the world. It is maintained by the United States government and is freely accessible to anyone with a GPS receiver.The GPS project was developed in 1973 to overcome the limitations of previous navigation systems, integrating ideas from several predecessors, including a number of classified engineering design studies from the 1960s.
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  • 5 Common Causes of Philadelphia Motorcycle Accidents

    … smartphones when we think about distracted driving,1 distractions can take be much less high-tech. Some examples of the kinds of things that drivers can do and distract themselves include the following: Grooming Eating Texting Adjusting the radio Using a GPS device Reading Talking Looking at scenery Looking for objects in the car…

    Gabriel Levin/ 14 readers -
  • How Effective Are Automatic Brakes?

    …. These drivers may be distracted because of using mobile devices, eating, interacting with other passengers, or using other devices such as a GPS system. Other causes of rear-end collisions include following another vehicle too closely, which reduces available reaction time for braking, hazardous weather conditions, excessive speeding, or driving…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 15 readers -
  • Getting From Point A to Point B With Money

    … Taking a trip is exciting. You have a staring place [“Point A”] and a destination [“Point B”]. Along the way, is the “journey.” Getting from Point A to Point B is simple when it’s a road trip because we look at a map, or nowadays, we’ll just plug in our destination into our GPS system, and the road to our destination appears before us. Thinking…

    Christine Kingston/ Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor- 25 readers -
  • Cellphone Use and Rate of Car Accidents

    …). In Illinois, it is illegal for any person to use a handheld electronic device while operating a motor vehicle, and drivers who violate state law can face serious consequences. Although it is permissible to use hands-free technology such as Bluetooth or speakerphone, doing so will increase your chances of getting into a preventable car accident. However…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 29 readers -
  • Texas Cities Which Ban Texting and Driving

    …. Denton’s new city ordinance bans wireless phone use (for anything other than calls) while driving. Texting, operating a GPS device or other apps, surfing the internet, etc. is considered a violation. Using Bluetooth or hands-free technology will still be allowed, as will talking on the phone and dialing a number. The ordinance does not apply to drivers…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 39 readers -
  • Dangerous Distractions for Truck Drivers

    … on the road for extended periods of time. Listening to the radio/CD – Many drivers rely on the radio, audio books, podcasts, or music to keep them entertained. However, being engrossed in an entertainment program has similar disruptive effects as listening to phone conversation. Using the GPS system – Even the most seasoned truckers can get lost…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 35 readers -
  • How can I be charged with a DUI when I didn’t take a breath test?

    … people home and may be in an area with which they are unfamiliar. With the ubiquitousness of GPS navigation systems, it is not uncommon for drivers to be in areas that are quite unfamiliar. If a driver is unable to specify the exact location of the stop, this is almost always attributed to impairment. Along with questions regarding location…

    Erin H. Gerstenzang- 42 readers -
  • 5 Safe Holiday Travel Tips

    … people on the nation’s highways, the possibility of inclement winter weather, and the potential for holiday partygoers to drive while impaired can lead to serious auto crashes. If you’ve been injured, a Chicago car accident lawyer can listen to your story and discuss what you can do to get your medical bills and other accident-related expenses paid…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 29 readers -
  • Liability in a Head-on Collision

    … limitations, however, so call an attorney immediately if a road defect caused your accident. Car defects – Just like a road defect can cause a driver to lose control, so can defective auto parts. Brakes, tires, steering systems, and more can all lead a driver to depart from their lane if they suddenly malfunction. In these cases, the manufacturer…

    Gabriel Levin/ 12 readers -
  • Holiday Auto Accidents

    …, and more. Furthermore, trying to check directions on a phone or GPS can often cause a driver to be distracted, as well, which can lead to serious collisions. Winter weather – Many people look forward to snow around the winter holidays, however, show, ice, and sleet can create extremely dangerous conditions on the roads at a time when traffic…

    Gabriel Levin/ 13 readers -
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