A total of 143 Toyota BZ4X Electric Cars Become Official Vehicles for the G20 Summit in Bali

 The Toyota BZ4X electric car will show off at the G20 Summit in Bali on October 30, 2022. The pollution-free car will be used as a vehicle for the delegation of important state guests on the Island of the Gods.

The information came from the Marketing Director of PT Toyota Astra Motor (TAM) Anton Jimmi Suwandy, he said that TAM would take part and fully support the government to make the G20 Summit a success in Indonesia.

A total of 143 Toyota BZ4X Electric Cars Become Official Vehicles for the G20 Summit in Bali

"That's right, (Toyota BZ4X) we will support the G20 Summit event," said Anton when confirmed about the presence of the Toyota BZ4X at the G20 Bali Summit.

Anton continued, until now it is planned that there will be around 143 Toyota BZ4X units that will be prepared by TAM as operational vehicles at the G20 Summit. "Toyota BZ4X there are 143 units," he added.

The presence of the Toyota BZ4X electric car in Indonesia at an important event like the G20 Summit is quite interesting. The reason is, until now TAM has not officially sold the zero pollution SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle), it could be that the momentum in the G20 is a start before it is actually released with an official tag to the public.

Toyota BZ4X
Toyota BZ4X


When asked about when this car will be officially sold for the Indonesian market, Anton did not want to talk much. But if you remember, on March 12, precisely at the JAW 2022 exhibition, Anton had already talked about his opportunity to enter and be sold in the country.

Yes, of course Indonesia is also studying (Toyota BZ4X), we will inform you later when it is clearer," he concluded at the time.

For information, the Toyota BZ4X is projected to launch first in the Land of the White Elephant, Thailand in the second half of 2022. This car without exhaust emissions has a 5-passenger seating configuration with a futuristic visual design.

Furthermore, this car is also said to use a special platform for Toyota's first electric car with e-TNGA. This construction is claimed to be able to achieve a capable driving performance with a low center of gravity and good strength.

Citing Toyota Global, the BZ4X electric car is presented in 2 wheel drive options, namely Front Wheel Drive (FWD) and All Wheel Drive (AWD). For wheel drive FWD combined with a single electric motor capable of spewing power of 201 horsepower and peak torque of 265 Nm.

As for the AWD, two electric motors are injected at once which can shoot up to a maximum power of 215 horsepower and a peak torque of 336 Nm. Both variants are equipped with a battery with a specification of 71.4 kWh.

A little about the performance, Toyota claims from a standstill to 100 kph specifically for the FWD variant can be completed in 8.4 seconds. While the Toyota BZ4X AWD is faster, the record can be completed in just 7.7 seconds.

Turbo Engine Cortez is considered to be a waste of gasoline, this is what Wuling says!

 Wuling Motors has just released the Cortez update. Glides with changes or enhancements to features that support comfort and practicality. There is no change in the mechanical sector, including the engine. While some consumers have complained about the fuel consumption of Cortez which tends to be extravagant.

Turbo Engine Cortez is considered to be a waste of gasoline, this is what Wuling says!

When explaining about the new Cortez update, Danang Wiratmoko as Product Planning Wuling Motors spoke about the extravagance of Cortez. According to him, there are many factors that make driving extravagant and not many consumers have complaints there. The results were obtained from an internal survey of a number of Wuling car consumers, including Cortez.

"Some time ago we did market research on users of Cortez and other Wuling products. From their daily car usage, how much is spent on fuel. The interesting thing is, the survey results have a wide range. There are groups of users who say they are economical. Meanwhile some other groups, they feel that fuel consumption is less efficient. We can conclude that driving habits greatly affect fuel efficiency. On the other hand, road conditions and surrounding traffic also play a role," said Danang in an online presentation of new Cortez to the media.

Wuling Cortez
Wuling Cortez


Looking at the mechanical heart of the new Cortez, it still uses the same package that was first installed on the Cortez CT. Compared to the initial generation with naturally aspirated engines, this Cortez CT carries the most powerful engine. Its contribution comes from turbocharger support. Naturally, it can also contribute to efficiency.

Look at the early generation Cortez with a 1.8 liter engine that has 129 hp and 174 Nm of torque. Compare this with a 1.5 liter turbo 4-cylinder engine with 140 hp and a maximum torque of 250 Nm. Not to mention about the power supply. The old Cortez used iAMT against CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) on a turbo engined Cortez.

Indeed, the issue of fuel efficiency is very much a factor, not only from the engine used. There are various factors such as the type of fuel, how to drive, road contours, traffic conditions to the use of tires, including pressure, which will give different consumption results. While the use of a 1.5-liter turbo engine on the Cortez is considered sufficient by the manufacturer, both in terms of power and efficiency.

Updates on New Cortez

The refresher focus on the latest Cortez, according to Wuling, provides more comfort. With the jargon of Innovating Comfort Zone, Wuling wants to increase the value of Cortez's MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) for the better. Referred to as "smart MPV" thanks to the support of modern features of Indonesian voice commands and internet network support. The two features that are in the spotlight, first come through Wuling Almaz.

Wuling Indonesian Command (WIND) is an Indonesian voice command feature. Can be done to access many commands and functions. Starting from making phone calls, accessing music, navigation, knowing the date, opening and closing windows and sunroofs to adjusting the air conditioner. The user experience is constantly being improved, so that with simple communication functions can be executed.

"Some commands use simple everyday sentences. For example, 'Turn on the radio' and also 'I'm too hot' to automatically lower the temperature of the AC," said Handi Ahmad, Product Planning Wuling Motors.

Difference between Wuling Cortez CE and EX

 Wuling released New Cortez virtually on Thursday (24/3/2022). Visuals do not accept much change. Wuling's flagship MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) comes with more sophisticated feature updates. All are aimed at attracting market attention, especially in its segment. Currently, it has two variants, namely CE and EX. Then what are the details and differences of each model.

Difference between Wuling Cortez CE and EX

New Cortez CE and EX basically have the same body shape. They are 4,780 mm long, 1,816 mm wide and 1,755 mm high. The wheelbase is 2750mm, the front wheelbase is 1,546mm and the rear wheelbase is 1,541mm. The difference appears in the rear suspension sector, for CE to use semi-independent suspension. As for the Cortez EX, it has independent suspension.

While for safety features, both the CE and EX variants are not too much of a difference. Features such as ABS, EBD, BA, ESC, TCS, TPMS, Hill Hold Control, Electronic Parking Brake are available in both variants. The difference is that the seatbelt reminder for CE is only available in the first row. For type EX already available in all lines. Then the airbags, there are only two CE, while the EX has an additional four.

Likewise for parking sensors, the CE type is only on the back, while the EX is in the front as well. Next up is Fatigue Driving Warning, which is only available in the EX variant.

Turning to the exterior, there are several components that distinguish the CE and EX variants. For example, in the lamp section, CE is not yet LED with the auto feature. The taillights are also still bulbs. For the EX type, the wiper has been paired with a rain sensor, while the CE is not. Type CE is not equipped with chrome elements in the window line and there is no sunroof.

Wuling Cortez
Wuling Cortez


Interior, there is a difference in the AC control system which is not automatic for the CE type. In addition, the adjustment of the bench is still not electric and there is no place to store sunglasses in the CE type. The MID (Multi Information Display) screen in the EX type measures 7 inches, in the CE type it only measures 3.5 inches. In multimedia, both of them adopt a sophisticated display measuring 10.25 inches which makes it easy to access various features. However, the EX variant uses 6 speakers, while the CE only uses 4 speakers. In addition, the CE type is not equipped with lights in the cup holder (atmosphere lamp) and the steering wheel has not been covered with leather.

Fortunately, advanced features such as Wuling Indonesian Command (WIND) and Internet of Vehicle (IoV) are still embedded in both types. MyWuling+ application on smartphones, users can enjoy various functions. You can even start the engine directly from your personal device. Other advantages include locking doors, turning on air conditioning, geo-fencing and tracking the car's position.

Regarding the engine, the latest Cortez is still the same as the previous model. The DOHC DVVT 1.5 liter turbocharged engine is capable of producing 140 hp at 5,200 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 1,600 rpm to 3,600 rpm. This engine is paired with a CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) transmission with an 8-speed simulation which is considered more efficient.

The Wuling New Cortez is one of the cars that receives independent PPnBM subsidies from Wuling, so the price tag becomes cheaper. The New Cortez CE is priced at IDR 273,800,000, while the New Cortez EX is priced at IDR 310,650,000.

This price is the price of the Wuling PPnBM subsidy. Meanwhile, for the normal price, the New Cortez CE is priced at IDR 287,300,000, while the New Cortez EX is priced at IDR 325,650,000.

Old Fazzio Hybrid Indent, Yamaha Asks Consumers to Be Patient

 PT Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM) has received a positive response from consumers thanks to the launch of its newest scooter, Fazzio Connected Hybrid, last January. In fact, they claim that the first 1,000 units sold out nationwide in less than 5 hours of their debut in the country.

Old Fazzio Hybrid Indent, Yamaha Asks Consumers to Be Patient

Now if it is calculated per minute, there are at least 3 units of Yamaha Fazzio ordered in one minute. Orders at the time of its initial launch were made via an e-commerce platform.

However, recently on several Yamaha Fazzio forums, many have complained that the unit ordering process is a bit constrained. Consumers are asked by dealers to be patient because they have to wait for the unit to be sent, aka need to pivot.

The pivot deadline varies in various regions, some are 1 week or even translucent 1 month. Regarding this, the Public Relations, YRA & Community Manager of PT YIMM, Antonius Widiantoro did not dismiss the issue, he tried to explain if Fazzio's high demand was not matched by the supply process.

"We apologize if the availability of units at Yamaha dealers is not sufficient. Because once they are produced and shipped from the factory, they are sold out immediately, so consumers have to pivot," said Anton
Furthermore, explained Anton, at this time Yamaha will continue to try to meet consumer demand for Fazzio. He also asked consumers to be a little patient because of the high demand and unbalanced supply.

Yamaha Fazzio
Yamaha Fazzio


"We thank you profusely for the great interest of consumers in Yamaha Fazzio. We also ask for your patience to wait, because we will try to quickly send Fazzio units to consumers according to the queue at each dealer," he added.

For your information, Yamaha Fazzio is presented in 2 different variants. The first is the Fazzio Neo, which is sold for Rp. 21.7 million and has 4 color options, namely Cyan, Red, Black, and Beige.

While the most expensive variant or Fazzio Lux is sold for Rp. 22 million OTR and comes with 2 color choices, namely Matte Black and Prestige Silver. The two variants are only distinguished in terms of color, while the specifications and features are completely identical.

Yamaha Fazzio is equipped with an engine with a capacity of 125 cc, 1-cylinder, SOHC, air conditioning, and direct injection. On paper he is capable of pumping a maximum power of up to 8.3 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 10.6 Nm at 4,500 rpm engine speed. This conventional engine is combined with a new technology they call Blue Core Hybrid.

The hybrid technology in Fazzio is more focused on power assist whose function is to increase the acceleration of the initial engine speed (the first 3 seconds) and is claimed to be fuel efficient. As for its features, this scooter is equipped with an LED front lighting system, full digital panel meter, power outlet, Smart Motor Generator, Stop Start System, hazard lights, power outlets, to Y-Connect connectivity technology.

Sacramento Major Accident Involves Seven Vehicles

 

Multiple Vehicles Involved in Accident on Watt Avenue Off-Ramp 

A major accident in Sacramento on March 19 caused at least one serious injury. The collision occurred along westbound U.S. 50 at the Watt Avenue off-ramp around 6:19 p.m. and involved seven vehicles. The off-ramp was completely blocked and one vehicle was on fire, according to the accident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP)

Bystanders Help to Put Out Vehicle Fire

One of the people who called in the accident to the CHP was trying to help get parties out of their vehicles. Vehicles involved in the major accident included two Toyota Priuses, a van, a BMW, a pickup and others. People out of their vehicles were using water jugs to throw on the vehicle that was on fire.  

At Least One Person Hospitalized After Major Off-Ramp Accident

The roadway was cleared around 7:43 p.m. Medics with the Sacramento Fire Department assessed injuries to those involved and transported at least one patient to a hospital with a major injury. The incident is under investigation by the CHP to determine its cause.

Ramps at Highway Entrances and Exits Are Dangerous

Many major injury accidents occur on highway exit or entrance ramps. Here are some factors contributing to ramp accidents:

  • An accident can occur if traffic signs are poorly placed or don’t give motorists enough time to reach the ramp. The driver may not be able to move over quickly enough, which can lead to a serious accident. A government entity may be held liable for injuries when the ramp design or poor maintenance causes a collision.
  • Accidents can occur due to the ramp design. A wide variety of problems can occur, including too-short curves, narrow lanes and an inadequate lead-in for highway exits and entrances.
  • While on a ramp, some drivers change lanes, which is risky, as it can result in a side-swipe accident.
  • A major accident caused by speeding drivers often occurs on ramps.
  • A distracted driver who is texting or not paying attention to the traffic can cause a major accident.
  • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs is dangerous anywhere on the road. These are the types of drivers who often enter freeways going the wrong way, which can lead to serious crashes.
  • Overtired motorists are as dangerous as intoxicated drivers. A fatigued driver may also not be able to maintain their lane or even fall asleep behind the wheel.

Obtaining Compensation Following a Major Accident Injury

Injured clients can hire an accident injury attorney to investigate the cause of and collect the evidence to support a compensation claim for damages. Our firm has handled countless cases of this nature and ensured that clients received compensation which can include the following:

  • Medical expenses: In addition to ambulance and physician bills, hospitalization, surgeries, tests and rehabilitation costs, you can recover all of those medical expenses caused by your accident. Expenses resulting from a longer-term injury will be included in your settlement.
  • You can recover your losses from being unable to work. As well as your salary, you also receive the recovery of benefits like insurance, pensions, tips and bonuses. Your injury may prevent you from returning to your old job or force you to accept a less desirable position. The difference in wages is recoverable.
  • Compensation is provided for pain and suffering. You may have also suffered emotional and psychological harm as well as loss of consortium, which is assigned a monetary value.

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Five Injured in Car Accident on Byron Highway Near Camino Diablo

 

Five Injured in Byron Highway Collision

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) responded to a call of five injured parties in a head-on collision along Byron Highway on the night of Friday, March 18, 2022. The incident was initially reported as a car accident that blocked all traffic lanes and involved four to five vehicles. However, ECCFPD confirmed that it involved a total of three cars and resulted in injuries to five parties.

Details on the Head-On Collision on Byron Highway That Left Five Injured

A preliminary report revealed that an Acura was headed northbound on Byron Highway while another car was traveling southbound. For unknown reasons, one of the vehicles allegedly veered over the yellow line and collided head-on with the other. Officials indicated that a third vehicle was involved in the head-on collision, but details on the area of impact have not yet been released.

Two parties were transported via air ambulance to the hospital for immediate treatment. Authorities indicated that one party sustained injuries described as a comminuted leg fracture. Information on the second party’s condition was not immediately available, but CHP traffic officers reported that they were trapped inside a vehicle. Fire crews were prompted to utilize the jaws of life to extricate the trapped occupant.

Two other parties were taken by ground ambulance to area hospitals. Details on the type and extent of their injuries have not yet been released by officials. It was unclear whether the fifth party injured in the head-on collision was hospitalized for their injuries. An investigation into the head-on collision on Byron Highway near Camino Diablo is ongoing by CHP traffic officers.

Is There Enough Insurance to Cover Damages in a Car Accident?

In California, drivers are required to carry liability coverage that meets the state minimum limits. These include $15,000 per injury or death to one individual or $30,000 per motor vehicle collision. Property damage has a minimum limit of $5,000 in coverage. With this information in mind, it is without a doubt that state minimum auto coverage limits may leave injured parties with little protection. This is especially true in the case of multiple parties with injuries requiring air or ground ambulance transportation for emergency treatment. Costs of an emergency room visit alone may be staggering, and when one individual has been found to be entirely at fault for the incident, the limits of their bodily injury liability coverage must be allocated among all injured parties. This may be stressful and overwhelming, to say the least.

When a car accident involves injuries to several parties and insufficient or no liability coverage may be an issue, an injured individual may turn to their insurance policy if they carry uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. This type of insurance is optional to carry in California but is essential to have in the event of a motor vehicle crash causing traumatic injury. UM and UIM coverage may provide protection up to the limits of the insurance policy. While this is a first-party insurance claim, it is crucial for claimants to keep in mind that their insurers are also capable of using defense tactics against them as a way of getting out of paying fair compensation on an injury case. That is because insurance companies are focused on protecting their bottom line, and that is often accomplished through downplaying the value of a claim or outright denying it.

Retaining legal counsel is essential in a head-on collision case involving serious injury. Having an accident attorney at your side throughout the claims process will ensure your rights and interests are protected. Insurance companies may be difficult to work with and often offer injured parties lowball settlements as a way of settling their cases quickly. The unfortunate reality is that an initial settlement offer from the insurer will be far below what an injured party needs to put the crash behind them. An experienced injury lawyer will work diligently to build a strong case for fair compensation on your behalf. It may be challenging to find the best attorney to handle your car accident case as there are many to choose from in Contra Costa County. Fortunately, the video below contains tips and suggestions on how to find a top local lawyer to represent you.

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Seeking full and fair compensation for injuries and losses resulting from a head-on collision is often a challenging process. That is because at-fault parties and their insurance companies may dispute liability for the incident as a way of limiting their financial liability for resulting damages. Your Byron personal injury lawyer must have the experience, skills, and resources to build a strong case to present in insurance negotiations or in the courtroom to secure the successful resolution you deserve. At our law firm, we have handled cases like yours since 1982. We will stop at nothing to obtain the financial recovery you need to move forward with your life. Get started today and schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our team.

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Motorcyclist Fatality at Santa Rosa Intersection

Motorcyclist Fatality at Santa Rosa Intersection

 

Rider Loses Control of His Motorcycle on Bicentennial Way

A motorcyclist fatality was reported in Santa Rosa recently after a collision into a light pole. The accident occurred around noon along Bicentennial Way at its intersection with Mendocino Avenue. When officers with the Santa Rosa Police Department arrived, they discovered a motorcyclist in his 50s lying near a Harley-Davidson in the road. Although he was transported by medics to a hospital, he was declared dead after a short while. 

Rider Was With a Large Group of Motorcyclists When Fatal Accident Occurred

The investigators into the crash determined the rider was with a large group of bikers who had gathered for a ride or unknown event. The motorcyclists were riding along Mendocino Avenue northbound and then turned east onto Bicentennial Way. This is when the deceased rider lost control of his cycle and struck a light pole. Police say that alcohol consumption didn’t appear to factor into the fatal crash. 

Police Seek Second Rider at Scene of Motorcyclist Fatality

Investigators into the cause of the motorcyclist fatality accident say another motorcycle might have been involved in the collision, but the rider left the scene. They are seeking this man, described as white and husky to medium build. He was last seen in a black helmet with a silver design, backward hat, tan vest, and brown camouflage shirt and was riding an Enduro motorcycle with a white front fender and yellow gas tank. The rear fender may have been a faded blue.

Information Sought From Public

The deceased motorcyclist’s identity was being withheld until notification of the family. Police in Santa Rosa urge community members who might have information to contact Officer Ferrigno (707) 543-3636, who is an investigator into the incident, or use the tip line at www.srcity.org/CrimeTips

A Motorcyclist Fatality or Injury Accident Doesn’t Just Happen

Motorcycle accidents always happen for a reason, especially when it involves an injury or fatality. In some cases, the rider has been negligent by being distracted, speeding or for other causes. In others, an outside influence led to the motorcyclist fatality, such as those below:

  • Defective parts: A cycle that has a defect such as in the brakes, steering or acceleration can lead to a motorcyclist fatality. This is why it is important to retain the motorcycle following a collision. In this way, it can be examined to determine if a defective part was the cause. If it was, a product liability lawsuit can be placed by the injured party or grieving family against the manufacturer and others in the production line.
  • Roadway hazards: Because motorcycles are more sensitive to road conditions, poor maintenance of the roadway can cause a serious or fatal crash. Anything from gravel or debris in the roadway to a pothole or upheaval in the pavement can cause a serious collision. The government entity charged with maintenance may be liable in these cases. However, because the timeline to file is short, looking for help from an injury attorney may be a good idea. The initial claim must be filed within six months. The government entity has up to 45 days to respond. If the claim is rejected, the injured party has an additional six months to file a lawsuit. Should no answer be received, they have up to two years to file.

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I am Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident attorney. Motorcycle accidents often cause serious trauma or result in a fatality. If this happened to you or your family and a negligent person or entity was involved, call us at (916) 921-6400 for free, friendly advice to see if you can file a claim. We can also be contacted at (800) 404-5400 or online. One of our injury lawyers can arrange a free consultation virtually or in-person to look over your case, answer any questions you might have and tell you about options to recover damages.

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Corning Car Accident Injures Two Teenagers

Corning Car Accident Injures Two Teenagers

 

Accident on I-5 Causes Rollover 

Two teenagers were hospitalized following a rollover accident along southbound I-5 on March 23. The collision occurred in Corning near South Avenue at about 1:55 a.m. when the 19-year-old driver, a Roseville resident, made an unsafe turn which caused the Honda CRV to roll over and crash into a dirt embankment. An 18-year-old female passenger in the vehicle, also from Roseville, suffered major injuries and was taken to Chico to Enloe Medical Center by medical helicopter. 

Multiple Teens Transported to Hospitals Following Car Accident

Another female passenger, age 15, reportedly suffered major injuries in the car accident and was taken to the same hospital by ground ambulance. The driver and a male passenger, age 15, suffered minor injuries. They were transported to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff for further medical evaluation. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Red Bluff is investigating the cause of the accident. Whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision is unknown.

What Are the Causes of a Rollover Car Accident?

Driver error is the main cause of a rollover accident. However, the type of vehicle being driven can greatly increase the risk of a rollover. Light pickups, vans, and SUVS are more likely to experience a rollover due to their high centers of gravity. Other causes include:

  • Speeding is a major cause of a rollover car accident.
  • Distracted driving can include chatting with passengers, texting or reaching for the radio dial.
  • Fatigued driving can lead to a car accident when it is late and the driver is tired.
  • Impaired driving, such as alcohol or drug consumption, can cause a rollover accident. 

Auto Defects as a Cause of a Rollover

Auto defects such as in the accelerator, brakes or steering can lead to a rollover accident. An accelerator that sticks, brakes that fail or steering that locks can be the cause of a car accident. This is one of the reasons it is important to keep the vehicle after a collision. In this way, it can be examined for auto defects. If one is found that caused the rollover, a claim may be placed against the manufacturer through filing a product liability claim

Crushed Roof in a Rollover Car Accident 

One of the major concerns in a rollover is that roof crush may occur. Although automakers are required to provide their vehicles with roof strength to support 3 ½ times the vehicle’s weight, not all of them comply. When a vehicle rolls and the roof caves in, it can result in traumatic brain injuries and other serious trauma. This action also reduces the survivability space inside the vehicle. When roof crush occurs, the manufacturer can again be held liable.

Insurance Can Pay for Injuries in a Car Accident 

Many Californians carry an add-on policy for uninsured/underinsured drivers. This policy may be used by someone who has suffered a car accident injury to pay for their medical bills. If the injured party does not carry this add-on policy, and a family member does, theirs can be used instead. It will not affect the rates in the future. 

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Lawyer: Vehicle mask exemption must be clarified

 Rishard Khan

rishard.khan@guardian.co.tt

Throughout the pandemic, there were many incidents stemming from a difference in the interpretation of the Public Health Regulations.

From private property debates to people charged with breaching the curfew while still in the confines of their premises.

However, the latest amendment to exempt people from wearing masks in a vehicle occupied by family members can potentially create a similar discrepancy.

Under regulations 5 (b) & (c), the exemption is given once it is occupied “members of the same family.”

However, the family structure is very complex depending on a person’s circumstances. For instance, there are people who may have gotten married but did not change their surname or their permanent residence on their identification card or drivers’ permit.

But then how does someone furnish proof?

The regulation does not say if marriage certificates, bills and payment records need to be kept on hand to avoid a ticket. It also does not say how it will apply to those who may be in a common-law relationship or live-in partners. Suffice to say there is a myriad of circumstances that can present and be difficult to determine if they are family “of the bat” as is said in local parlance.

It’s a problem attorney Martin George also acknowledged arises from the regulation in its current form.

“It really, I think, lends itself to more obfuscation than elucidation in the circumstances without their being any definition whatsoever,” he said.

He said the best option is for the Government to rework the regulation and provide a clearer definition.

In light of this ambiguity TTPS public information officer, ASP Sheridon Hill, admitted that enforcing it will be challenging. However, he said, police will use their discretion to do so.

“It could be challenging for us in different situations but as police officers, we are responsible. We use our discretion, we analyse the information, the evidence that’s presented to us and our decisions are based on that. If we get information that convinces the police officer that is dealing...with the particular situation, they will weigh those factors, take it into consideration and once they are convincing evidence or information– the officers will not prosecute,” he told Guardian Media.

“I can’t guarantee that is going to happen in every situation but our officers, we are intelligent, we are experienced and we will use our discretion and weigh the evidence presented to us before we make a decision to prosecute,” he added.

In the absence of any clarification from the policymakers, George said police should give the benefit of the doubt to the citizens.

“I think the confusion will persist, however, I would expect that those who seek to enforce the law will probably err on the side of caution because, in the case of ambiguity, the doubt must be in favour of the citizen as opposed to the state seeking to impose any penalty or punishment for breach of the law,” he said.

Should a person feel they were wrongly ticketed, Hill said they can seek redress through the court.

“You present your evidence to the court and the court will make a determination. Just like if a police officer gives someone a ticket and they want to challenge the ticket,” he said.

However, George noted the responsibility lies with the state to prove a person’s guilt and not for the person to prove their innocence.

“The State is the one seeking to make the claim or seeking to press a charge, then the burden of proof really is on the state in that circumstance. Of course, nobody wants to go through the process of having to either contest the ticket or have to pay the court to defend one’s self for something as minor as this in the circumstances,” he said.

Guardian Media reached out to Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi yesterday for clarification.

However, an explanation wasn’t given up to late yesterday. Acting Commissioner of Police McDonald Jacob could not be reached either.

Attorney Wheeler indicted, law license suspended

Russellville attorney Stewart Wheeler was indicted Friday by a grand jury meeting in Logan County and his law license has been suspended after allegations surfaced that he misused funds meant for clients.

The indictment, which was announced by the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, charges Wheeler with a count of theft by unlawful taking ($10,000 or more) and a count of theft by unlawful taking ($1,000 or more but less than $10,000).

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The charges carry a maximum combined penalty of 15 years in prison.

Wheeler, 68, is set to be arraigned April 14 in Logan Circuit Court.

A day before he was indicted, the Kentucky Supreme Court suspended Wheeler’s law license after receiving information that he was under criminal investigation.

The Supreme Court’s order calls for a temporary suspension of Wheeler’s license and restricts him from handling any client funds currently in escrow accounts belonging to him or his law firm, which is based in Russellville.

Prior to the announcement of the indictment, a message was left with Wheeler’s office Friday seeking comment. He did not respond to a subsequent email requesting comment.

The Supreme Court’s order contains allegations that Wheeler used cashier’s checks to “siphon funds from accounts.”

The Kentucky Bar Association’s website lists Wheeler as a former member whose membership has been suspended for disciplinary reasons.

Wheeler, who gained admission to the bar in 1979, intended to resign his membership, according to the Supreme Court’s order.

Wheeler’s suspension had been sought by the state bar association’s Inquiry Commission, which is appointed by the state Supreme Court to receive and process complaints from any source who alleges professional misconduct by a lawyer.

The Inquiry Commission petitioned the court to suspend Wheeler’s license after being informed in October of the criminal investigation by the attorney general’s office.

The court concluded the commission “demonstrated probable cause exists to believe Wheeler has misappropriated client funds.”

According to the order, Wheeler “conceded some guilt” in his response to the commission’s petition.

“But he insists that he has not maliciously committed any wrongdoing and that he has taken steps to rectify his admitted mishandling of funds,” the court’s order said.

The alleged misuse of funds took the form of using cashier’s checks as payments to third parties, then returning the checks to the bank and marking them as “not used,” according to the court’s order.

“There is no proof yet in the record these checks were even sent to the ostensibly intended recipient,” the order said. “He then deposited the checks into a different account and used the funds for personal benefit.”

The order notes that transactions associated with three clients have come under scrutiny.

The court’s order features an allegation that Wheeler misappropriated $207,000 of a $300,000 settlement he obtained for James Simmons, a client he represented in a personal injury case.

Instances of alleged misappropriation of those funds listed in the order include $38,000 to Wheeler’s wife to fund a vehicle purchase, $37,000 to Big Boy Auto Sales, $6,452.32 to Mercedes Benz Financial Services, $18,302.42 to the U.S. Treasury and $3,644 to the Kentucky Department of Revenue.

Indeed, the Inquiry Commission states there is no indication from Simmons’ bank records that he financially benefited from the settlement at all,” the Supreme Court said in its order.

Wheeler denied wrongdoing in that instance, saying Simmons was a close family friend who had no interest in the settlement money for himself and wished Wheeler to use it for the benefit of the attorney’s son and daughter.

Wheeler also asserted that Simmons, who had to live in an assisted living facility due to his injury, could not accept the funds and still accept Medicaid benefits, according to the order.

Another allegation focuses on a trust established in the name of the late Margie Gibbs, a former client.

Wheeler settled two probate cases totaling $148,577.91 while representing Gibbs.

On the day he became executor of Gibbs’ estate in 2017, Wheeler closed out some of her bank accounts and the bank issued a $4,498.96 cashier’s check to Wheeler, who used $900 of it to buy another cashier’s check for an unrelated client, according to the order, which adds that the remaining funds from the check were cashed out and are unaccounted for.

Wheeler is also alleged to have received $14,174 from the Gibbs trust account by two withdrawals made payable to him and a cashier’s check made payable to Price Funeral Home for $5,824, which was then deposited into Wheeler’s escrow account with “not used” written on the endorsement line.

“These funds were then used to pay off Wheeler’s loans and credit cards,” the court’s order said.

A $60,000 trust set up by Wheeler to benefit Gibbs’ disabled great-grandson is alleged to have been another money source for Wheeler.

The Inquiry Commission alleged that Wheeler personally benefited from that account to the tune of $43,531, while the legal guardian of Gibbs’ great-grandson has received just $7,600 from the account.

The commission also alleged that Wheeler withdrew $10,000 from the trust to repay a personal loan he made to himself from his escrow account, siphoned off another $14,000 via cashier’s check to make two credit card payments and used a third cashier’s check in the amount of $6,000 from the trust to help pay for a furniture set.

Wheeler admitted “inadvertently commingling” some funds from the Gibbs account with his own, but denied any other wrongdoing in that instance.

Further allegations involve the son of another former client, the late Gary Hines.

As a result of a dispute between Hines’ heirs, $78,450 was deposited into a Wheeler escrow account associated with Hines.

A $30,000 cashier’s check was issued from that account by Wheeler and made payable to Hines’ son, but it is alleged that Wheeler misappropriated $18,320 of that money by making cashier’s checks payable to Hines’ son, marking them as “not used,” depositing them and repurchasing new cashier’s checks for smaller amounts.

Wheeler asserted he lacked authority to deliver the checks to Hines’ son and that the case involving Gary Hines’ estate had been settled.

The order notes transactions totaling $342,990 received by Wheeler from Kevin Robertson and Big Boys Auto Sales 2.

Several checks made by Robertson to Wheeler had the names of various Wheeler clients on the memo line.

“Wheeler asserts that Robertson would advance retainer fees on behalf of clients who could not afford to pay,” the Supreme Court’s order said. “In return, Wheeler would sign a promissory note agreeing to repay Robertson if any clients defaulted in paying him back.”

 

 

4 Ways a Georgia Car Accident Lawyer Can Help After a Wreck

The immediate aftermath of a car wreck can be overwhelming, painful, and confusing. The accident can leave you with physical and mental injuries. There are many questions victims of a car wreck try to ask themselves to find justice.

The most common one is whether to look for an auto accident attorney or not. You might wonder if hiring an attorney after a mishap is necessary.

Hiring an auto accident attorney after a car wreck may be necessary. Accident attorneys play a crucial part. For instance, after an automobile wreck, an experienced accident attorney can work to ensure you get fair compensation or no one violates your rights if the matter goes to court.

When to Hire an Auto Accident Attorney After an Automobile Wreck

Not every vehicle accident needs a lawyer. If you are in a minor accident and do not sustain injuries or damages, it is not necessary to hire an attorney. However, if you suffer significant damages and injury from an automobile accident, it would be best to speak to a lawyer.

Before you seek help from an auto accident attorney, there are several things that you require to do first, including:

  • Contact the police
  • Seek medical help to receive treatment for the injuries you incur
  • Inform your insurance company

Ways a Georgia Car Accident Lawyer Can Help After a Wreck

Following a car accident, while much relies on the complexity and specifics of the incident, in general, an auto accident attorney can:

Negotiate the Fair Compensation You Deserve

After a wreck, there is a lot of investigation and work required to help you make a successful claim. An automobile accident attorney will help you gather all the necessary information as evidence to help you successfully file a claim. For instance, an experienced Acworth car accident lawyer can help you:

  • Investigate every detail of the accident
  • Gather relevant information like proof of damages, witness statements, police reports, and more
  • Negotiate with the insurance company to help you get a fair settlement
  • File a lawsuit in case the insurance company fails to negotiate

Represent You in Court

Many people resolve their car accident cases without going to court. They often prefer this route to avoid wasting time and resources to resolve the matter in court. Though an attorney can negotiate with the insurance company to ensure a fair settlement, you can only solve some car accident cases in court.

If you choose to file a lawsuit after an auto accident wreck, hiring an auto accident comes with several benefits. Your attorney will fight ruthlessly to ensure no one violates your rights. They will also work to ensure you easily navigate the complex court process.

Offer Valuable Legal Advice

An auto accident lawyer in Georgia knows the state’s shared fault rules and how they can affect you if the cause of the accident is due to your negligence. They will inform you about the statutes of limitations(time limits) that can prevent you from filing a court case against the party at fault.

Cover the Legwork

There is so much work to negotiate an auto accident insurance settlement successfully. Auto accident lawyers regularly deal with many different claims; they know all tactics an insurance company can use to prevent you from getting a fair amount.

A car accident attorney will obtain the necessary information and evidence that they will use to prepare and present your settlement demand letter to the insurance company. If the case goes to court, your attorney will take care of all the paperwork processes you require to file a lawsuit.

Final Thoughts

There are many more reasons you should seek legal advice after a wreck. Contacting an experienced attorney in Georgia as soon as possible after an auto accident is crucial if you do not want to make costly mistakes. Also, knowing that your future is in the hands of experts can alleviate some of the stress you feel during the lawsuit.

 

With a law degree under his belt, Mark Scott understood very early that law communication was a relatively neglected area. He decided to help people by “translating” the language and offering information and advice in a clear, useful, and actionable manner. For this reason, instead of finding him in court, you will most likely find his name online, where he is very active and thriving as a legal columnist. His part of making the world a better place is to make the law a less convoluted maze. He aims to make it easier for people to understand when and how to seek legal counsel, how to proceed in a significant number of legal matters, and to find the proper resources so they can stand up for their rights.

Should I Talk to a Lawyer Before the Auto Insurance Agent?

 Hiring a lawyer is not something everyone might think of right away after a car accident. However, not everyone realizes how many insurance agents take advantage of customers who are unaware of their legal options. Some insurance companies will wrongfully deny or delay compensation. If this happens to you, consider asking a Jackson car accident attorney for guidance.

Should I Talk to a Lawyer Before the Auto Insurance Agent?

Reasons to Consult a Lawyer

Many people wonder whether they should consult with a lawyer before contacting the auto insurance company. This often depends on the complexity of the car accident.

When it comes to taking certain steps following a car accident, some accidents are straightforward and pose no issues. Clear evidence does not often require legal assistance.

However, complex car accidents with less evidence may lead to various difficulties with filing your claim. In other instances, people may find themselves dealing with an insurance agent who is using deception. Some auto insurance agents will attempt to confuse customers, delay claims, or deny compensation for unwarranted reasons.

The most common reasons to consult with a lawyer include:

  • When the auto insurance agent offers little to no compensation
  • Negotiations with the insurance company have failed
  • Questions about the car accident claim are left unanswered
  • Evidence is lacking for your claim
  • Severe property damages were involved

There are several benefits to working with a skilled lawyer. By contacting a Jackson car accident lawyer, you will have access to someone who can collect evidence and file your claim on your behalf. Your lawyer can also explore various alternatives to taking the case to trial and can negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance agent.

A lawyer can communicate your needs from the settlement in effective ways. Lawyers are trained on how to negotiate with insurance companies to maximize the compensation offered to their clients.

Options for Your Personal Injury Claim

Do not panic if the auto insurance company denies your car accident claim. You can file a personal injury lawsuit in response to a denied claim. This is when an experienced lawyer can be extremely helpful. Not only can a lawyer conduct most of the investigation and paperwork for you, but they can also speed up the process.

An experienced lawyer will be able to help you prepare for each stage of the personal injury case, including:

  • Filing an initial complaint
  • The summons process
  • Discovery

In some cases, your lawyer might be able to help you avoid trial by filing a motion. A lawyer can file a motion to dismiss, a summary judgment motion, or a motion for default judgment. Alternatively, a lawyer can negotiate a settlement with the insurance agent before the case goes to trial. Mediation and arbitration are other options.

Multi-Vehicle Accident Attorney in Jackson

You may not have to fight for your personal injury claim alone. Contact the Germany Law Firm, PLLC today at (607) 487-0555 to talk to a Mississippi auto accident lawyer for a consultation. Our legal team might be able to help you obtain compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

 

Turbo Engine Cortez is considered to be a waste of gasoline, this is what Wuling says!

 Wuling Motors has just released the Cortez update. Glides with changes or enhancements to features that support comfort and practicality. There is no change in the mechanical sector, including the engine. While some consumers have complained about the fuel consumption of Cortez which tends to be extravagant.

When explaining about the new Cortez update, Danang Wiratmoko as Wuling Motors Product Planning spoke about the extravagance of Cortez. According to him, there are many factors that make driving extravagant and not many consumers have complaints there. The results were obtained from an internal survey of a number of Wuling car consumers, including Cortez.

Turbo Engine Cortez is considered to be a waste of gasoline, this is what Wuling says!

"Some time ago we did market research on users of Cortez and other Wuling products. From their daily car usage, how much is spent on fuel. The interesting thing is, the survey results have a wide range. There are groups of users who say they are economical. Meanwhile some other groups, they feel that fuel consumption is less efficient. We can conclude that driving habits greatly affect fuel efficiency. On the other hand, road conditions and surrounding traffic also play a role," said Danang in an online presentation of new Cortez to the media ( 25/3).

Looking at the mechanical heart of the new Cortez, it still uses the same package that was first installed on the Cortez CT. Compared to the initial generation with naturally aspirated engines, this Cortez CT carries the most powerful engine. Its contribution comes from turbocharger support. Naturally, it can also contribute to efficiency.

Wuling Cortez
Wuling Cortez


Look at the early generation Cortez with a 1.8 liter engine that has 129 hp and 174 Nm of torque. Compare this with a 1.5 liter turbo 4-cylinder engine with 140 hp and a maximum torque of 250 Nm. Not to mention about the power supply. The old Cortez used iAMT against CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) on a turbo engined Cortez.

Indeed, the issue of fuel efficiency is very much a factor, not only from the engine used. There are various factors such as the type of fuel, how to drive, road contours, traffic conditions to the use of tires, including pressure, which will give different consumption results. While the use of a 1.5-liter turbo engine on the Cortez is considered sufficient by the manufacturer, both in terms of power and efficiency.

Updates on New Cortez


The refresher focus on the latest Cortez, according to Wuling, provides more comfort. With the jargon of Innovating Comfort Zone, Wuling wants to increase the value of Cortez's MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) for the better. Referred to as "smart MPV" thanks to the support of modern features of Indonesian voice commands and internet network support. The two features that are in the spotlight, first come through Wuling Almaz.

Wuling Indonesian Command (WIND) is an Indonesian voice command feature. Can be done to access many commands and functions. Starting from making phone calls, accessing music, navigation, knowing the date, opening and closing windows and sunroofs to adjusting the air conditioner. The user experience is constantly being improved, so that with simple communication functions can be executed.

"Some commands use simple everyday sentences. For example, 'Turn on the radio' and also 'I'm too hot' to automatically lower the temperature of the AC," said Handi Ahmad, Product Planning Wuling Motors. 

WIND is incomplete without the presence of Internet of Vehicle (IoV). Powered by a SIM card with its own internet network, IoV can connect the car with the user's smartphone. Through the MyWuling+ application, various commands and functions are possible. The simplest is like locking or unlocking, turning on the engine and air conditioning. Done remotely or remotely from the grip of a smartphone.

Another function thanks to IoV is tracking and geo-fencing security. If it is set, it can give a warning and the position of the car if it leaves the specified area. Very useful to reduce the risk of loss from theft.

In addition, there are several other functions of IoV on the new Cortez. And to support that, Wuling paired a bigger screen, which is 10.25 inches. As a result, the experience of using a variety of features and multimedia is more satisfying.

In addition to these two excellent features, the New Cortez also gets a little polish on the display. Both exterior and interior. Again, with a focus on adding to the convenience of MPV users. The New Cortez has been officially sold and Wuling gave a promo price with a PPnBM subsidy.

The top EX variant is offered at a price of IDR 310,650,000 and the CE below is priced at IDR 273.8 million. This price with a 50 percent PPnBM subsidy is borne by Wuling. The original price without subsidies is IDR 287.3 million for the CE variant and IDR 325.650 million for the EX. The promo price is valid until March 31, 2022.

"The PPnBM subsidy policy from Wuling will follow the timeline from the government. So we will follow what kind of policy from the government. For New Cortez there is also a subsidy, it's still valid, so consumers who want to have New Cortez with special prices can immediately visit dealers and make purchases," concluded Brian Gomgom, Media Relations of Wuling Motors

Desperate to use cheap diesel in Mitsubishi Fuso Euro 4 trucks, these are the consequences

 PT Mitsubishi Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian (KTB) has officially entered the era of Euro 4-engined commercial vehicles. They released 29 direct truck variants, the details of which are 15 variants for the Canter (Colt Diesel update) and 14 variants for the Fighter X.

The transition from the Euro 2 diesel engine to the Euro 4 cannot be separated from government policies that will take effect in April 2022. Now with the use of this engine and technology, it is claimed that it can reduce levels of NOx (Nitrogen Oxide) emissions so that vehicle exhaust emissions are more environmentally friendly.

Desperate to use cheap diesel in Mitsubishi Fuso Euro 4 trucks, these are the consequences

This change in emission standards certainly changes the habits of truck drivers who generally use diesel cetane number 42 with a maximum sulfur of 2,500 PPM (Bio Solar) to switch to diesel with better specifications. If forced, engine performance will be reduced to the possibility of damage to engine components in the long term.

As explained by the Vice President Sales & Marketing of PT KTB Aji Jaya, Mitsubishi Fuso Canter and Fighter X which pocket the Euro 4 standard must be filled with diesel fuel with a cetane number 51 specification with a maximum sulfur level of 50 PPM.

"With Euro 4 technology, the recommended fuel to maximize engine performance is fuel that has a maximum sulfur content of or less than 50 PPM and a minimum cetane number of 51," he said at the Mitsubishi Fuso test drive in the BSD area, South Tangerang, Friday. (25/3).

However, Aji revealed that the Fuso Euro 4 can drink diesel with specifications below that. However, with a note that it has a cetane number that is close to that, in the market the options are Shell V-Power Diesel (CN 51/10 PPM), Pertamina Dex (CN 53/300 PPM), or Pertamina Dexlite (CN 51/1,200 PPM).

"So it really fits or is close to the Euro 4 specifications, in terms of the cetane number the most suitable," said Aji.

Consequences of Not Using Solar According to Recommendations


On the same occasion, the Sales and Marketing Director of PT KTB Duljatmono also mentioned the warranty for vehicles that do not comply with using Euro 4 diesel.

"If you use Euro 4 fuel, the guarantee applies. But if you use non-Euro 4 (diesel) we will see case by case. The problem is what kind of situation we don't know they are forced to use Euro 2 (diesel) because there is no supply or on purpose, " said Duljatmono.

He continued, basically the fuel tank components have clearly written recommendations for the use of good diesel for the Euro 4 engine in the Mitsubishi Fuso. If you intentionally use Euro 2 diesel, it is implied by Duljatmono that the damage will be difficult for KTB to guarantee. 

"In the tank, we have written to use Euro 4 CN 51 fuel with 50 PPM sulfur. If we use the other one intentionally, then on the basis we will see what kind of case by case is in the field and we need to investigate," he concluded.