Our reflexes and attention span ages as we get older, which can affect our driving. Many seniors are able to drive well into their 80’s and even early 90’s, but certain health conditions can affect a driver’s abilities behind the wheel. If you or a loved one is over the age of 65, it’s important to understand how age and health can alter someone’s judgment on the road. This will allow you to recognize when the time comes to give up the keys for your safety and the safety of others. [Read more…]
The automobile industry constantly works on innovating new safety features for the latest cars, trucks and motorcycles. With California having 3,176 fatal accidents in 2015, the demand for advanced safety features to lower the risk of auto accidents is on the rise. While airbags and seat belts are necessary for safety, our cars need to be equipped with more features that prevent the collisions that cause injuries and fatalities. [Read more…]
Getting four hours of sleep, versus six hours, could be the difference between life and death on the road. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety completed a study correlating sleep deprivation to traffic accidents and found some eye-opening results.
“Drivers who reported that they usually sleep for 4-5 hours per day had 5.4 times the crash rate of drivers who usually sleep for 7 hours or more daily.” [Read more…]
Being an aggressive driver means that you deliberately put people and property at risk. Examples of aggressive driving are actions such as running red lights, tailgating, cutting off other drivers and making lots of “close call” movements such as weaving in and out of traffic. Most of the time, an aggressive driver is in a rush to get somewhere and they assume these actions will get them their faster.
It is important to understand the difference between motor vehicle defects that are considered safety-related and those that are not considered safety-related. A safety defect is one that poses risk to both motor vehicle safety and can exist in a group of vehicles, such as ones that are from the same manufacturer.
ATVs can be fun for all ages – they are a great way to spend time with your friends and family. For many, it is exhilarating to be in control of a powerful all-terrain vehicle. However, knowledge and awareness are two major factors that play into the safety of riders’. If you’ve familiarized yourself with the rules for staying safe on your ATV, it is time to become aware of the environmental concerns that exist.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), whenever you are not in your vehicle, you are considered a pedestrian. In the United States, pedestrian deaths increased in 2013, when the most recent data was collected, with a total of 4,735 deaths.
Aggressive driving can put all people on the road at risk and cause an accident. Aggressive driving is a broad term that can allude to any display of aggression by a driver. Common examples include tailgating or riding too closely to another driver, speeding, weaving through traffic, and flashing one’s headlights. These drivers operate their vehicle in a way that is bold and without regard for the safety of others on the road.
The summer is a great time for traveling, whether it is a long road trip or simply a day trip to the beach. The summer is also a crucial time to make sure your car is in safe condition and to be aware of the heat’s temperature effect on your car. If you’re looking to head out on the road this summer, make sure you follow these safety tips that will help your trip go smoothly.