It’s hard to find anything troubling about the end of a recession, but here in California with the increase in the number of people getting back to work it means more motorists on the roads. Unfortunatley, more cars on the roads means more car accidents and even more deaths. California has seen a 13 percent […]
Imagine, if you will, a future where cars take care of the braking themselves thanks to onboard computer systems, while you are making your treacherous workday commute slogging down an interstate with bumper-to-bumper traffic. That daydream is about to become reality, thanks to an agreement by 10 of the major automakers.
The agreement for mandatory automatic […]
You know that car that just hit you, there’s actually a one-in-five chance that the owner of that vehicle hasn’t gotten around to fixing a safety recall on it, according to recent industry studies.1 In 2014 alone, U.S. automotive manufactures recalled approximately 62 million vehicles.2
Currently, used-car history service provider Carfax and the National Traffic and […]
A lot of factors are stacking up to make the future of driving and being a motorist passenger safer – everything from the emergence of self-driving cars, no-tolerance DUI laws, and accident avoidance systems – but now you’ll have truck and bus drivers who carry a commercial driver’s license to thank as well.
That’s because the […]
Bringing on board a new administrator for improved leadership and a retooled focus, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has refined its mission and sharpened it’s focus on three particular areas of future progress:1
Enhancing technology innovations
Overhauling the automotive recall program
Strengthening core safety programs to improve road safety
“We’ve seen dramatic reductions in […]
Californians better stop dreaming when they are driving, and take notice and plan ahead for the upcoming Daylight Savings time change taking effect March 13. Losing an hour of sleep for some people can actually end up being a fatal thing, especially when they have to get behind the wheel and drive drowsy.
The California Highway […]
Every year in the U.S., pool accidents kill hundreds of people – and seriously injure thousands of others. While these accidents can happen at public and private pools and they can take victims of nearly any age, pool accidents tend to occur more often at people’s homes, with about 75 percent of the victims of […]
Celebrating Independence Day in the U.S. commonly involves barbeques, fireworks and other fun festivities. What you may not realize as you gear up to celebrate the holiday weekend, however, is that July 4th is also the riskiest day to be on the roads.
And that’s because July 4th is the one day – out of the […]
That surprising fact is being shared by safety advocates for National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which was officially kicked off yesterday. What may be more shocking, however, than the prevalence of serious dog bite injuries are the facts that:
Nearly 50 percent of all dog bite victims are children.
Dog bite injuries cost roughly $570 […]
Bill Beckwith, a host of the HGTV show “Curb Appeal” was recently involved in a tragic motorcycle crash. The TV host was riding his motorcycle near the neighborhood or Haight-Ashbury when he was struck by another vehicle. Beckwith was rushed to a nearby San Francisco hospital, but later died from the crash-related injuries.
Unfortunately, tragic motorcycle […]