Tag: serious car accidents
Will self-driving cars ever really let us take the hands off the wheel?
Self-driving cars, driverless cars, autonomous cars: the terms all raise thoughts of cars driving down the road with no driver. They all mean pretty much the same thing. The day of truly hands-free self-driving vehicles may come. At the same time, even experts warn “not so fast.” Early forecasts of […]
Coronavirus Driving Habits: Less Traffic on the Roads but Worse Drivers
Coronavirus driving habits saw fewer people on the roads but more risky, bad driving habits. Why did car accidents and risky driving patterns increase when COVID-19 hit the USA and we were all told to stay home and off the highways? Despite coronavirus shutdowns telling everyone to stay home, highway […]
Less Traffic – More Fatal Accidents
With less traffic on the roads, more fatal accidents? What? When traffic volume goes down on the roads, you’d think the number of car accidents would also go down. Unfortunately, that common-sense thought proved wrong. While the amount of traffic went down due to “stay-at-home” orders during the height of […]
Before an Accident: What Are Drivers Doing?
Before an accident drivers text, drive impaired, spill coffee and look down or do any one of a number of things other than pay full attention. The same federal agency that investigates plane crashes with the goal of preventing future aviation disasters also studies highway accidents. Fatal motor vehicle accidents […]
Seatbelts: Why Do We Have to Wear Them?
Seatbelts raise little controversy. Many people buckle-up without thinking much about it. Others wonder why we wear seatbelts, what actual purpose is served and why we don’t have the option to buckle up or not. Such questions present fair and important issues. The answers lie in safety concerns. Extensive research and studies prove […]
Buying Car Insurance: The Basics
After a car accident is no time to learn about buying car insurance. But it’s after a car accident that many car owners first learn they don’t have basic adequate car insurance. Buying car insurance sometimes becomes a game of seeing how little one can pay. That might ease the […]
Wrong Way Accidents: Why They Happen
Wrong-way accidents cause between 300 and 400 roadway fatalities each year according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA). Wrong-way driving is defined as a driver who operates their vehicle in the opposite direction of travel on a freeway or highway and collides with a vehicle traveling in the right direction. […]
Aggressive Driving: Avoiding Bad Drivers and
Aggressive driving causes approximately two thirds of all fatalities on U.S. highways. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) research also links a full 94% of motor vehicle accidents to driver error. Motor vehicle accidents rank number one among all accidental deaths in the United States. Highway experts believe many of […]
Top 5 Reasons For Teen Car Accidents
Teen car accidents kill, on average, approximately 6 teenagers each day in the U.S. That number, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention makes motor vehicle crashes the leading cause of teenage deaths. Overall, more than 30,000 people die in car accidents every year in the U.S. National […]