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Avoiding Road Rage

Driving can become frustrating at times. It is important to focus on your response to that frustration. Otherwise, aggressive driving can take over. The AAA Foundation estimated how many drivers “engaged in the following angry and aggressive behaviors during the previous year”: Purposefully tailgating: 51 percent (104 million drivers) Yelling at another driver: 47 percent […]

Dangers of Speeding

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities.” People speed for a multitude of reasons. One main reason being that they are late or rushing to get somewhere.  However, the Transport Accident Commission figured that, “Travelling 65km/hr in a […]

Tire Safety

“3.2 trillion miles were put on tires in the United States in 2017”. This fact alone shows how incredibly important it is to understand tire safety.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “In 2017, a total of 738 people died on the road in tire-related crashes”.  Knowing what tire you’re putting on your […]

Accidents Caused by Debris and How to Avoid Them

According to AAA, “Between 2011-2014, road debris was a factor in a total of more than 200,000 police-reported crashes, resulting in approximately 39,000 injuries and 500 deaths.” Debris flying can be a huge problem, especially on interstate highways while driving high speeds. However, most accidents caused by debris are preventable.  There are a few things […]

Causes of Higher Accident Rates Among Elderly Drivers

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “In 2016, about 7,400 older adults (aged 65+) were killed and more than 290,000 were treated in emergency departments for motor vehicle crash injuries…Involvement in fatal crashes, per mile traveled, begins increasing among drivers ages 70‒74 and are highest among drivers ages 85 and older.” Although Americans […]

Important Steps to Take After an Accident Occurs

Focus on Safety first Assess injuries If injuries aren’t too serious pull your car to the side and turn it off Assure you’re out of the way of traffic Do not leave the scene 2.  Get help Call the police immediatley,  even if the accident seems minor 3. Collect Data Other drivers name  Their license plate […]

Most common injuries caused by car accidents

A car accident can vary in it’s severity. However, no matter its severity an injury could occur. So many different injuries are possible during a traumatic experience like a car accident but a few are more common than others. Here are some of the most common injuries caused by a car crash: Whip lash Whip […]

Possible advantages of automated cars

Automated driving can sound like a scary advancement into a new era of technology. However, vehicles now already have certain amenities that could be seen as partially automative. “A number of today’s new motor vehicles have technology that helps drivers avoid drifting into adjacent lanes or making unsafe lane changes, or that warns drivers of […]

Preventing Vehicle Rollovers

Vehicle rollovers can be intensely violent and dangerous. There are ways to attempt to prevent vehicle rollovers. Safer car has posted a list of causes which can help us decide what steps to take to avoid a rollover. According to safer car here is the list of factors behind a roll over: Vehicle type “taller, narrower […]