Drugs and Driving: A Potent Mix that Makes Our Roads Less Safe

Drugs and Driving

While almost everyone is aware of the dangers of the drunk driving, too many aren’t as informed about the perils of “drugged driving”–or driving while under the influence of illegal or prescription drugs. Although the science behind drugged driving goes back 40 years, it’s only been in the last decade or so when the federal and state governments have made a concerted attempt to rein in this dangerous behavior and educate the public.

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Drugs and Driving: A Potent Mix that Makes Our Roads Less Safe

The Dirty Windshield Effect

Car accident caused by dirty windshield

In order to better understand why vehicular accidents occurred and how to prevent them, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration studied traffic accidents over a two year period. In a report to Congress, NHTSA  estimated that 262,791 cars involved in accidents had at least one adverse vehicle maintenance issue–from malfunctioning brakes to defective lighting. That makes poor vehicle maintenance roughly as dangerous as driving in the rain (with 204,681 accidents occurring on a rainy day). Continue reading “The Dirty Windshield Effect”

The Dirty Windshield Effect

The Next Generation of Auto Safety Technology and How it Could Reduce Car Accident Injuries

Auto Safety Technology and How it Could Reduce Car Accident

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle traffic deaths increased by almost eight percent in 2015. And a stunning 94 percent of vehicular crashes are related to human choice–that is, poor decision making by drivers. Consequently, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has initiated an effort to develop and promote the use of “automated safety technologies” in vehicles–technologies designed to enhance safety and reduce fatalities. Continue reading “The Next Generation of Auto Safety Technology and How it Could Reduce Car Accident Injuries”

The Next Generation of Auto Safety Technology and How it Could Reduce Car Accident Injuries
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5 Tools to Help You (and Any Witnesses) Document What Happened in Your Car Accident

Car accident documentationIt goes without saying that any car accident can be devastating, and even the smallest fender benders can result in expensive litigation. In the aftermath of a crash, when emotions are high, it is easy to forget to record critical details of the incident. However, without this information and documentation, you could have little evidence to support an insurance claim or defend from another party’s filing.
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How You Change, Physically, When You Lose a Loved One Due to Wrongful Death

Grief is disorienting, shocking, and terribly sad. Processing even an expected loss can take all you’ve got and then some. But when someone close to you dies in a tragic way – due, for instance, to a car accident, violent incident, or medical error – you need a singular set of coping skills.
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5 Technologies That Could Revolutionize Automobile Safety Within 5 Years

car safety features

Only a few years ago, anti-lock brakes and stability controls were considered incredible breakthroughs in car safety. But new features are taking car safety to an entirely new level–from correcting lane drifts to outright preventing a head-on collision. Continue reading “5 Technologies That Could Revolutionize Automobile Safety Within 5 Years”

5 Technologies That Could Revolutionize Automobile Safety Within 5 Years
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How Car Accidents at Very High Speeds Are Different From Other Types of Crashes

High Speed Car Accidents

Speeding is one of the most common factors contributing to traffic accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Not only is speeding more likely to cause car crashes, but it can also significantly increase the severity of damage and injury resulting from accidents. Continue reading “How Car Accidents at Very High Speeds Are Different From Other Types of Crashes”

How Car Accidents at Very High Speeds Are Different From Other Types of Crashes
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When Homeless People Get Hurt In Automobile Accidents

Homeless People Get Hurt In Automobile AccidentsWhat happens during an automobile accident involving a homeless person? Any injury accident is a tragic, but an accident involving a homeless person can be more complicated than other injury-related accidents–since the victim may be without living relatives, probably has no personal identification, and may have untreated mental or physical illnesses. Continue reading “When Homeless People Get Hurt In Automobile Accidents”

When Homeless People Get Hurt In Automobile Accidents

Why People Don’t Fear Car Accidents Nearly Enough

Automobile Accidents
Driver lost control of vehicle well texting on cell phone, Occupants in critical condition

Only 80 Americans were killed in terrorist attacks between 2004 and 2013. In 2010 alone, there were 79 unprovoked shark attacks in North America, making it the most dangerous year for shark attacks in a decade.

By contrast, more than 35,000 people die in traffic accidents every year.
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Why People Don’t Fear Car Accidents Nearly Enough

The Opposite Of Distracted Driving – Five Strategies To Focus As Much As Possible On The Road

Opposite Of Distracted Driving
Family Sitting In Trunk Of Car

If you allow yourself to be distracted while driving, you put yourself and other drivers on the road at risk. Distracted driving leads to accidents. Here are five ways to ensure you are alert and ready to handle any road situation: Continue reading “The Opposite Of Distracted Driving – Five Strategies To Focus As Much As Possible On The Road”

The Opposite Of Distracted Driving – Five Strategies To Focus As Much As Possible On The Road