Fatigued driving is a serious problem in this country, but it is one that could easily be prevented if nobody got behind the wheel without getting enough sleep first. It is imperative that anyone who is starting to notice signs of fatigue get off the road and rest before continuing their journey. If they fail to do this, there is a chance that they might cause a catastrophic or fatal crash.
Few things that people do behind the wheel are as dangerous as using the phone. Whether they are talking, texting or browsing the web, they're putting others in danger. These activities lead to fatal accidents year in and year out.
If you've been injured in a car accident while driving, riding as a passenger, biking or walking, you may have significant medical expenses and be off work for a while. It's perfectly normal to expect the culpable party to pay for you losses -- but you can end up sabotaging your own claim if you aren't careful.
The occupants of a vehicle are likely going to suffer injuries if they are involved in a serious crash. The likelihood of this occurring is greater in some cases than others. One of the primary factors that can lead to these injuries is failing to wear a seat belt. Even though you do have a risk of the seat belt causing a blunt force injury, the risk of death or catastrophic injury is much higher without one on.
If you're still a little anxious about driving because you've recently been involved in a car crash, you likely aren't looking forward to driving on Halloween night. It can be a particularly dangerous time because of the number of cars as well as young pedestrians out and about.
If you've seen commercial trucks on the roads of Florida, you've likely seen the underride guards on the rear of these vehicles. They are pieces of metal that hang down from the bottom of the truck to nearly the top of the road.
A new texting and driving law went into effect in Florida over the summer. Drivers need to ensure that they know precisely what is allowed now. One of the significant points to recognize is that the new law makes using a cellphone while you drive a primary offense. This means that officers can pull vehicles over based on seeing this happen.
A family and her Central Florida community are mourning the death of a 5-month-old girl, the victim of a car crash.
If you've been involved in a car accident, one of the things at the top of your to-do list may be to buy a new car. Whether yours was irreparably damaged or you simply feel that you need a safer vehicle, you'll find a lot of safety features available on newer model vehicles. Some are standard. Others are part of a package that you will need to pay a little extra for.
Are the air bags in your car functioning properly?It's a worrisome question because there's no practical way to know if the air bags work -- until they're needed.