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Auto accident and personal injury news, trends,
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Weather Conditions That Make Fatal Auto Accidents More Likely

Weather Conditions That Make Fatal Auto Accidents More Likely

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), nearly 1,235,000 car accidents each year are weather-related. These accidents kill nearly 5,000 people and injure more than 418,000 others. High winds, fog, and precipitation all increase the risk of accidents,...

Study Shows Millions Are Driving High

Study Shows Millions Are Driving High

Marijuana Legalization Trends Increase Safety Concerns As of June 2019, 33 states and the District of Columbia had passed laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form. Eleven states, including Colorado, have legalized pot for recreational use, while other states...

Running Red Lights Causes Accidents

Running Red Lights Causes Accidents

But How Effective, and Safe, Are the Cameras Designed to Prevent This Conduct? Running red lights causes thousands of car accidents and hundreds of deaths each year. What should be done to encourage drivers to stop ignoring this signal to stop? Stop on Red Week The...

For U.S. Travelers, August Is the Riskiest Month of the Year

For U.S. Travelers, August Is the Riskiest Month of the Year

Why will there be so many auto accidents this month? As a new school year approaches, some families are preparing for one last summer trip this August. August is also important to traffic officials: it's the month with more auto accident deaths than any other month of...

How to Protect Your Kids from Airbag Risks

How to Protect Your Kids from Airbag Risks

Airbags may be great for reducing injury in an auto accident but may be deadly for children. First developed in the 1950s, airbag technology became ubiquitous after Ford made the devices standard in all production vehicles in 1990. Over the years, airbags have...

Advanced Technology Can Make Streets Safer for Pedestrians

Advanced Technology Can Make Streets Safer for Pedestrians

Is walking along the street about to become a less-risky proposition? In February of 2019, Automotive News reported that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), one of the organizations that evaluates the safety of vehicles, “is preparing to add pedestrian...

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