Monthly Archives: March 2016

Most Common Conditions for Car Crashes

Car crashes happen more often than we want them to. That’s why there’s insurance for such predicaments. But did you know that certain conditions, such as time and place, are more conducive to collisions than others? Read on to find out what they are and how you can minimize these hazards. When You’re Near the […]

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Vehicle Damage from Potholes Sets U.S. Drivers Back $3 Billion Annually

The American Automobile Association (AAA) has found that vehicle damage caused by potholes has reached $15 billion in cost of repairs in the last five years for US drivers, or about $3 billion per year. Potholes are formed by the freezing and melting of ground water, which results in the road’s expansion and contraction, leaving […]

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Having Prior Brain Injury Increases the Risk for Road Rage

A recent study released by St. Michael’s Hospital in Ontario, Canada revealed that people who had undergone brain injury with serious damage are more prone to exhibiting road rage behavior and unsafe driving practices. Dr. Robert Mann, co-author of the study and a senior researcher at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, […]

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Car-Pedestrian Deaths Most Common to People in Wheelchairs at Intersections

Researchers from Georgetown University’s School of Nursing & Health Studies, have reported that the possibility of death of wheelchair users in car-pedestrian collisions is three times higher than non-wheelchair users. According to the study led by John Kraemer, JD, MPH, and assistant professor of health systems administration, more than 50 percent of those fatalities occur […]

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8th Fatality in U.S. from Defective Takata Airbag, NHTSA Reports

NHTSA reported that an eighth death due to a faulty Takata airbag occurred in July last year, but it was reported only in December when the family’s lawyer made contact with the agency. A teen near Pittsburgh died a few days after the car’s airbag released and exploded following an accident. Fragments of the air […]

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U.S. DOT Reports Sharp Rise in Traffic Deaths in 2015

Data on estimated traffic deaths showed a sharp rise of 9.3 percent for the first nine months of 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The agency makes this announcement in a first of a string of regional summit conferences in Sacramento, California to study unsafe driving habits and behaviors that lead […]

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