The automaker Ford, recently announced that it will expand it's already massive recall of vehicles related to defective Takata Airbags. The recall will expand the issue to approximately 365,000 more Ford-built cars and trucks, including Lincoln, Mercury and Ford models from the years 2009 to 2013. Fortunately, at this time, no injuries or deaths have been reported in connection with these potentially dangerous vehicles.
The safest kind of driving involves a road that is free of traffic in the full light of day, without any kind of rain, sleet, water, ice or snow. However, as any Roseville driver knows -- we don't always have the luxury of such clear driving conditions. Depending where you happen to be driving in the state of California, you could face any number of difficult-to-navigate road conditions that -- if you're not careful -- could increase your chances of getting into a crash.
Imagine getting from point A to point B without worrying that an inattentive driver is more interested in Facebook than paying attention to the road. Imagine driving home after a late night without a single drunk driver on the road. This could become the reality once self-driving automobiles are commonplace in the world. It could make our nation's roads substantially safer.
Car rollover accidents are some of the most terrifying. People become trapped inside and could be crushed or worse. Rollover accidents can involve any vehicle, whether it's a tall SUV or a smaller passenger car. In the right conditions, any vehicle has the potential to roll.
The thing about odds is that they're not a perfect science in that they realistically don't apply to everyone the same way.
When most people think of the biggest drinking night of the year, New Year's Eve, the 4th of July or even St. Patrick's Day may come to mind. Although there is no hard evidence to support the widely-held belief, bartenders all over America agree that "Black(out) Wednesday" is actually their biggest alcohol sales night.
Burns caused by car accidents can be some of the worst. They're chemically induced and heat up very quickly, causing a lot more damage than burns from other sources. Combined with smoke, a victim inside a vehicle is in serious danger.
The justice system in the United States has you covered if a reckless or unlawful driver hurts you, but wouldn't it be better to prevent your car accident in the first place? The answer to this question is obvious, but it's worth asking the question to draw attention to the fact that an ounce of prevention is far more valuable than millions of dollars in personal injury awards -- especially if you can avoid getting hurt or killed.
Motor vehicle manufacturers are human and they make mistakes. The problem is that American consumers -- drivers and passengers alike -- often become the guinea pigs that determine over time whether a particular manufactured item is dangerous or not.