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When You Encounter a Dangerous Driver

When motorists are driving dangerously because they are drunk, distracted or aggressive, these dangerous drivers should be reported to authorities right away. People who witness reckless drivers should maintain a safe distance from motorists who are driving dangerously. They should have a passenger call 9-1-1, or pull over to call the police themselves as soon… Read more »

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The Impact of Vehicle Design on Pedestrian Safety

Many auto manufacturers are taking steps to redesign their vehicles to prevent or minimize pedestrian accidents and the injuries and deaths that result. New features like softer bumpers, modified front-ends, and pedestrian detection and avoidance systems help prevent pedestrian crashes and reduce the risk for traumatic brain injuries and limb injuries, the two most common… Read more »

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Is Fun Driving the Key to Safety?

In reaction to distracted and inattentive driving, Mazda has patented a new driver assistance technology that would engage drivers to make the driving experience more fun. The idea behind the technology is that drivers may become bored while they drive, leading them to glance away from the road on their mobile devices or other electronics…. Read more »

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The Push to Prioritize Truck Safety Rules

Following an increase in truck accident fatalities over the past seven years, survivors and safety advocates are urging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to finalize multiple safety regulations that have been placed on hold. Truck Safety Coalition members attended the nomination hearing of the new administrator of the FMCSA in Oct. 2017. They wanted… Read more »

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IIHS Pushes for Passenger Equality

Because car manufacturers tend to design their vehicles to pass the existing safety tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently instituted new tests that rate cars for passenger safety. In the past, manufacturers had focused on driver safety since that was what the tests looked for. The IIHS asserts that it is important to… Read more »

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Why the US Leads High-Income Countries in the Number of Road Deaths

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately 90 people die each day in the United States due to motor vehicle crashes. That number is almost double the number of roadway deaths of any other high-income country. Between 2000 and 2013, the U.S. reduced highway deaths by approximately 31 percent. Many analysts agree… Read more »

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Alarming Number of Recalled Toys Still Available for Purchase

Defective toys that have been recalled are still being sold by some online retailers, according to a recent study. It is important for parents to be aware of the toys that have been recalled so they can remove them from their homes. The toys that were found in the survey pose multiple hazards, including fires,… Read more »

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When Trucks with Defective Parts Hit the Road

While many truck accidents are caused by driver mistakes, some result because of defective parts on vehicles. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, almost 30 percent of accidents involving large trucks happen because of part failures. Identifying the parties who are responsible in cases involving defective components can be complicated. Victims may need… Read more »

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Hazardous Materials Pose Substantial Risks in Truck Accidents

Trucks that are used to transport hazardous materials pose much greater dangers than do other large trucks, including toxic exposures, fires, environmental damage, and explosions. Because of the risks, trucking carriers must carry higher liability insurance coverage on their hazmat trucks. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates the transportation of hazardous materials and it… Read more »

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