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…]
Drivers with road rage can make even the most patient and calm people loose their cool. There are aggressive drivers who occasionally put the lives of others and their properties in danger. Your reaction to an aggressive driver is essential for your safety, as well as the safety of other drivers and passengers surrounding you. Here are a few tips for defusing a road rage situation.
This year, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is taking further steps to end railroad accidents. According to NHTSA, 232 people died in railroad crossing accidents last year alone. In recent years, fatality rates as a result of railroad accidents have dropped, but since 2014 the number of deaths has begun to increase. In an effort to eliminate these accidents, NHTSA has developed a $7 million radio and digital video campaign, “Stop! Trains Can’t” to educate drivers about the risks associated with improper railroad crossings.