Red Light Accidents: Fatal Accident Rate Reaches 10 Year Record
Red light accidents kill far more people than necessary. This alarming trend sees drivers barreling into intersections even after the traffic signal turns red. The number of people killed by red light runners hit a 10-year high in 2017, the latest year in which statistics have been released. A study […]
New Cars: Any Better? Safer? Better on Gas?
New cars usually bring a sense of excitement and achievement. At the same time, will massive new regulations push car prices beyond the reach of average Americans? Will new cars be any safer and reduce highway fatalities and car accident injuries? Go back to 2018 when the federal government proposed […]
What is the Safest Seat in a Car During an Accident?
People often wonder where the safest seat in an airplane would be in case of a crash. But what about a car accident? What is the safest seat inside a car if and when a car accident takes place? It seems statistics and studies rule the day in resolving disputes. […]
Stopping Pedestrian Accidents – New Ideas
Stopping pedestrian accidents presents a growing challenge. Safety officials, schools, drivers and pedestrians themselves face the challenge in different ways. Medford, Massachusetts school officials accept the challenge by painting 3D crosswalks that trick the eye into thinking the crosswalk actually stands up above the pavement. After one elementary school student […]
Fatal Car Accidents: Increase in New Hampshire
There is nothing worse than losing a loved one. But to lose them in a fatal car accident brings heightened grief. The death of a friend or family member seems entirely senseless. When you think about what causes most car accidents the feeling of loss deepens. Despite years of safety […]
Self-Driving Cars: Will They Replace Humans Behind the Wheel?
When self-driving cars or autonomous cars are accepted everywhere, will the government ever ban human driven cars? Let’s look at what’s behind the push for self-driving cars, also called “autonomous cars”. We all know computer people want to take over the world. In stores, self-checkouts now slowly overtake the function […]
Route 495: Uniquely Bad Road in Massachusetts
Route 495 in Massachusetts makes horrific headlines: 2 Killed, 3 Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on I-495 in Lawrence. December 5, 2018. Kia Sportage driven in the southbound lane by a 38 year old Lawrence woman inexplicably crossed into northbound lane, sideswiping a pickup truck then hitting 2 SUVs head on. […]
Pedestrian Fatalities: Accident Rate On the Rise
Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise across the US. The simple act of walking across the street poses a threat whether in a city or a rural area. The Governors Highway Safety Agency – GHSA for short – reports that during the 10 year period leading up to 2017 pedestrian […]
Traffic Accidents: Gridlock, Bad Drivers and Accident Rates
Traffic, accidents and headaches. Those three things seem to go together. For those who sit in traffic day in and day out there’s no relief in numbers. But people who study such things tell us Massachusetts has reason to be proud. Boston rush hour traffic ranks number 1 worst in […]
Jessica’s Law: Dangers from Snow & Ice Buildup on Vehicles
Do New Hampshire police really stop drivers who don’t clear snow off the roof of their cars? During one snowstorm in November, 2018 New Hampshire Police handed out 56 traffic tickets to drivers failing to clear snow off their vehicles. On January 31, 2019, news reports indicate New Hampshire State […]