Category: Car Accidents

AAA Report Highlights Risks of Drowsy Driving

Although public safety campaigns have made drivers keenly aware of the dangers associated with drunk and distracted driving, plenty of otherwise responsible drivers still get behind the wheel in the morning without getting a good night’s sleep beforehand. We might not think much of driving while drowsy, but a new report released by the AAA… Read more »

UK Safety Experts Concerned About Phone-Related Accidents

It’s no secret that cellphones are a leading cause of accidents in cases of distracted driving. In recent years, it’s become increasingly clear that texting and driving poses a persistent threat to the safety of modern drivers. As a result, a number of organizations have launched initiatives to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted… Read more »

Study Finds Obese Drivers Face Greater Risk in Car Accidents

In recent years, healthcare professionals have worked hard to raise awareness about health risks such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes that are commonly associated with obesity. With obesity affecting more than one third of all adults in the U.S., this has become an increasingly prevalent issue in the healthcare industry. Now, a new… Read more »

The Fastest Growing Driver Demographic in America

If you had to guess, you might expect young drivers to be the fastest growing demographic of drivers in the country. After all, there are more teens learning to drive every day. According to a new report from the Federal Highway Administration, however, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, the study found… Read more »

August Is Historically the Worst Month for Traffic Deaths

When it comes to staying safe on the road, not all months are created equal. Due to adverse weather conditions, the early months of January and February tend to be more dangerous than the months of spring. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), however, August is typically the deadliest month… Read more »

NHTSA Attributes Rise in Traffic Deaths to Low Gas Prices

Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released preliminary data that showed a 7.7 percent increase in vehicle-related traffic deaths between 2014 and 2015. Their estimates suggest that 9 of 10 regions in the United States saw increases in traffic deaths last year. Roughly 35,200 people died in traffic accidents in 2015, compared… Read more »

First Fatality Recorded in Tesla Autopilot Accident

Last October, Tesla Motors launched a software update for its Model S roadsters that gave the vehicles a limited Autopilot functionality. While these vehicles aren’t fully autonomous, they can effectively drive themselves as long as a human driver is present to monitor traffic conditions and intervene in the event of an emergency. After the self-driving… Read more »

Memorial Day: A Dangerous Time to Drive

This weekend, millions of Americans will come together to commemorate the sacrifices of the men and women who have fought and died to preserve our way of life. Unfortunately, Memorial Day weekend is also the start of a historically dangerous driving season. The period between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend is known as… Read more »

Proposed NY Law Would Permit Use of a ‘Textalyzer’

In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that texting and driving was 6 times more dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol. But whereas law enforcement agencies have been working to curb drunk driving for decades, they’ve only just begun to combat distracted driving caused by texting.   It’s hard to… Read more »

Bumper-Mounted Laser Could Prevent Accidents in Bad Weather

The NHTSA estimates that 22 percent of the roughly 5 and a half million car accidents that occur each year are weather-related. In many of these cases – especially where fog and snow are involved – the accidents are caused by reduced visibility. In dense fog and heavy snowfall, taillights can be difficult to discern,… Read more »