Unrestrained pets are a growing cause of car wrecks every year. According to AAA, nearly 30,000 auto accidents were linked to dogs and cats roaming about a vehicle. While unrestrained pets can directly cause a collision by jumping into a driver's lap and/or hitting the steering wheel, their presence can also indirectly cause a driver to become distracted and more likely to crash.
Being a mother to a baby is difficult. There are late nights, early mornings, dirty diapers, laundry and many more exhausting aspects of parenting. Traveling with a baby is one of those feats since getting the baby in the car, packing all of her necessary items and driving while she might be screaming in the backseat is no joyride.
Can you tell what the driver next to you is listening to? Does she look like she is jamming to bass-laced hip-hop? Does he look like he's wrapped up in the emotion of some easy-listening tunes? According to a recent driving behavior study, you'd be lucky if you hear "The Crocodile Rock" playing in your neighbor's vehicle.
A bus carrying a group of cheerleaders brings to mind young athletes laughing, smiling and overall positivity. But when riding on their way home through Alabama earlier this week, a group of cheerleaders were given something to worry not cheer over.
Numerous medical experts agree that the femur (thigh) bone is both the longest and strongest bone in the human body. The bone serves as the body's primary mechanism for bearing body weight. Therefore, femur injuries usually leave an individual with little to no ability to walk or bear any weight for weeks, if not months.
It seems that motor vehicle manufacturers are developing new safety devices on nearly a monthly basis. Due to much publicity, driverless cars and vehicle-to-vehicle communication devices have garnered much of the recent attention regarding the auto industry's growing attempt to reduce serious motor vehicle accidents. While interesting, those developments are only in the testing stages and aren't likely to be added to vehicles in the near future.
According to a statement released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some drivers may be at risk of serious injury due to counterfeit airbags. Regulators state that car owners whose airbags were replaced within the last three years may have had counterfeits installed without their knowledge. The NHTSA has setup a call center via www.safecar.gov to help drivers learn if their vehicle may have a defect.
A study just published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that a majority of parents are not properly adhering to federal car seat regulations. Specifically, the report revealed that many parents are allowing their children to sit in the front seat-regardless of guidelines instructing otherwise.
New national surveys show that many individuals consider motorcyclists as reckless drivers or risk seekers. Perhaps this public perception stems from a steady growth in deadly motorcycle accidents over the last two decades. However, statistics actually show that the growth in fatal motorcycle crashes is more likely caused by the conduct of surrounding automobile drivers.
As the summer approaches in Alabama, many residents will emerge from their homes to enjoy the sun and warm weather. With this spring and summer ritual, motorcycles make their way out of hibernation as well. However, with increased riders come increased risks of involvement in motor vehicle accidents.