The stronger economy has encouraged motorists to drive more often and more dangerously. The risk of personal injury and dying in a car accident in a late model car has risen slightly according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The overall fatality rate involving 2014 models is 30 per one million registered vehicle years. This is an increase from 28 for 2011 models. This latest study is based upon car crash fatalities that occurred from 2012-2015. In its last study, however, IIHS found that the overall rate dropped by almost a third over a three-year period. This was attributed to improved vehicle designs and safety technology.
You are driving along one fine evening when another car hits yours. Then it flees, leaving you confused and angry. Hopefully, this has never happened to you and never will. Just in case it does, though, it is good to know in advance what to do.
It is easy to tell that summer is almost here: the kids are anxious for school to end, you already have your travel plans and the temperatures are getting hotter. There is much fun to look forward to.
A car accident can change your life for the worse in the blink of an eye. The resulting injuries can be catastrophic. Even when they are not, they can call for extensive medical treatment and interfere with your ability to earn a living.
Now that summer is here, there are more vehicles and construction zones on the road. This means more traffic, accidents, tourists and teen drivers. Being stuck behind a long line of slow-moving cars and dealing with reckless or distracted drivers are enough to make anyone more than irritated.
Police in New York may be the first to use new technology to fight danger posed by other relatively new technology. Under a pending bill in that state, the police could use a Textalyzer, which allows testing a cellphone to determine whether the driver used it immediately before a car crash. Someday, it may be used in personal injury cases.
Distracted, reckless and alcohol and drug-impaired driving have led to personal injury lawsuits in Nevada. However, recent research has further demonstrated the dangers of driving with insufficient sleep.
The CDC reported that more than 120,000 children were injured in car accidents in 2014. Even parents who seat their children properly, follow other precautions and drive carefully have to worry about the actions of other careless drivers.