When it comes to traction, there's no better way to prevent a vehicle accident than making sure your tires are gripping the road. This means driving at safe speeds, following road signs that advise you to use caution and making sure your tires, your brakes and your vehicle are in great working condition.
It might seem like it could never happen to you, but if you had a bad night's rest – or for some reason you couldn't get enough sleep – you too could fall asleep behind the wheel. This is why every driver must pay close attention to how rested and alert he or she feels before driving a motor vehicle. Deciding to drive a car while fatigued is not only irresponsible, but it could also leave the at-fault driver financially liable for the injuries, deaths and property damages he or she causes.
The sheer number of car seat options available to parents of young children can be unnerving. How do you know which car seat is safest for your child? Considering the fact that the price of the car seat is not always an indicator of quality, parents have to do a lot of sleuth work when selecting the best seat on the market. One piece of information revealed by a recent safety study, however, will put parent's minds at ease concerning the safety of rear-facing car seats.
When you're riding a motorcycle, you're a lot smaller than every motor vehicle on the road; therefore, you're at a severe disadvantage. Not only will other motorists have a harder time seeing you, but if you get struck by one of them, there's a high chance you'll suffer from a catastrophic injury, or worse, death. As such, it's vital that motorcyclists ride their bikes as safely as possible.
Readers of this blog may remember the last post regarding the safety of self-driving technology as it pertains to autonomously-driven commercial trucks. The idea was that these trucks could help combat accidents caused by sleepy and distracted driving.
Unless it's a fully automated self-driving automobile, steering wheels are not optional pieces of equipment in vehicles. For this reason, Hyundai announced that it was recalling almost 44,000 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sports in the United States. The vehicles have steering wheels that can fall off while driving. Fortunately, it appears that the automaker issued the recall in advance of any reported injuries, accidents or fatalities relating to the defective steering assemblies.
There are virtually an unlimited number of ways that an auto accident can happen, and there's no way to prevent all of them. However, by taking a few simple steps – like driving defensively and following the rules of the road – the majority of auto collisions can be avoided.
If you or a family member were hurt in a truck accident due to the truck driver's unlawful or negligent driving, it might be possible to pursue a financial claim for damages. Before pursuing such a claim, however, it's vital to determine who the potential defendants will be -- in other words, who is liable to pay you compensation for your injuries?
Think about this for a second: Your auto manufacturer notifies you that a serious defect in your vehicle could kill you at any moment. In fact, driving your vehicle is akin to Russian Roulette. Every time you get behind the wheel, you run the risk of death. Next, the manufacturer says that they will fix your car for free -- you'll just have to wait a few weeks for the repair, and in the meantime, they won't give you a loaner vehicle. You're forced to drive your potentially deadly automobile until the dealer can fix it.
Motorcyclists have long known to turn their headlights on during the day as it increases their visibility and dramatically reduces motorcycle crash risk statistics. To all the motor vehicle drivers out there --p have you ever thought of doing the same? It turns out that according to numerous studies, simply flipping on your headlights during the daylight hours can reduce the likelihood of getting into a collision.