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Car Accidents Archives

Don't let drunk drivers ruin your holiday season

The holiday season is upon us. Along with the festivities, family traditions, shared meals and holiday cheer comes another, more ominous development: a stark rise in deadly traffic accidents. It's one of the busiest times of year for traffic. An estimated 50 million Americans are hitting the roads during Thanksgiving weekend alone, according to AAA. With that increased congestion comes a higher risk of collisions - especially when it comes to drunk driving.

Is it too wet to drive?

Precipitation offers challenges to safe driving, particularly among less experienced drivers. While the rainiest months are behind us, falling temperatures can leave roads wet longer and eventually cause familiar problems with ice and snow. Knowing how to drive in these conditions can help prevent car accidents and make the roads safer for everyone.

When Will Autonomous Vehicles Be Commonplace?

Tens of thousands of people lose their lives in automobile accidents every year. Most of those deaths are the result of easily preventable mistakes made by drivers. Distracted driving, drunk driving, aggressive driving, drowsy driving and other dangerous behaviors are not likely to go away by themselves. For many, the only possible solution is to turn the driving over to machines.

Alcohol and a lack of sleep are a dangerous combination

Drunk driving laws are intended to deter people from having too much to drink and getting behind the wheel. DUI laws allow for the prosecution of people who drive while impaired by alcohol. The level of impairment is generally tied to a specific blood alcohol content (BAC) when it comes to who gets prosecuted for DUI. One of the problems with setting a particular level is that it might blind people to the danger of lower levels of alcohol consumption when it comes to avoiding car accidents.

A high-tech solution to drowsy driving

Human error is to blame for the large majority of car accidents. Estimates suggest that roughly 19 out of 20 accidents are caused by mistakes made by one or more drivers. Eliminating those mistakes is the key to reducing deaths and injuries on American roads. One of the underlying factors behind many driver errors is fatigue. One company believes that it has a device capable of reducing the accidents caused by drowsy drivers.

Teen Drivers Face Challenges, But Parents Can Help

As a parent with a newly minted - or soon-to-be - teen driver, you may have worries about how your teen will handle the responsibility of operating a vehicle. Will they make a mistake? How will they react in new situations? Will they be as careful as they should be?

With Spring in the air, the chance of distraction is on the roads

Drivers of all ages tend to get excited to hit the roadways at this time of year. Once winter is well behind us, there is nothing quite like the car windows rolled down, music blaring and cruising the roadways while the spring sun sets. 

Pedestrian deaths skyrocket for second straight year

The last two years were the worst in recorded history for pedestrian deaths, according to a recent report. Nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed by cars in 2016 - up from nearly 5,400 in 2015. Last year's spike was the largest in the four decades since national traffic reporting became available, followed closely by the spike in 2015.

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