Ask most teens, and they will tell you that they are good, safe drivers. One focus group did just that, giving 1,622 teens a survey nationwide. They were in both 11th and 12th grade. A full 89 percent said that they were safe drivers.
Many people are at risk of drowsy driving. It's a dangerous habit that puts others and yourself at risk. Did you know that driving drowsy can happen even if you had a great night of sleep? Imagine driving a six-hour trip on your own. The road is long and straight, and there are few things to look at along the way. Over time, you feel hypnotized by the monotonous scene, and that makes you doze off.
Indeed, distracted driving (i.e. texting while driving) has long become a national safety issue, but drowsy driving can be equally as dangerous, yet it does not receive the same attention. Indeed, a number of technological advancements may help to prevent these types of accidents, but there are some who believe that the newest technologies may not be as helpful.
Anyone you ask will tell you that driving while intoxicated is dangerous. Even those who like to drink have heard about the fatality statistics and know that it raises risks on the road. So why do people keep doing it?
Teens and adults are involved in fatal accidents in huge numbers each year. California is fighting back against distracted driving with new rules about using Global Positioning System (GPS) devices.
It is easy for people to focus on recovering from physical injuries after an accident. After all, there can be a recognized diagnosis for broken bones, damaged ligaments or tendons. But dealing with the emotional trauma from an accident may not be so easy to detect or treat.
When you're bitten by an animal, there are many laws in place that determine who is liable for your injuries. In most cases, it's the owner of the animal who can be held liable for any injuries you suffer. Your priority should be to get medical attention, but your attorney can begin a claim immediately following an attack.
When you look at car accident stats as they're usually reported, on a yearly basis, the numbers can be rather overwhelming. The National Safety Council has estimated that there are 10 million car accidents every single year, for instance. On an annual basis, around 37,000 people are killed in these crashes.
The newest Cadillac commercials being shown during the NCAA Tournament are a snapshot into the latest offerings from America's luxury automaker. There are flashes of extended touch screens where nearly all the car's functions can be controlled with one touch, and there is even a glimpse of a driver taking their hands off the wheel while the car drives itself.
It was a shock when the vehicle next to you struck you, and it was made worse when the vehicle rolled over yours. Your roof collapsed, but you fortunately made it out of the vehicle with only some injuries. Rollover accidents are incredibly dangerous, and they're more likely for those driving SUVs or trucks.