Monthly Archives: April 2016

Distractions that Cause Drivers to Crash

Virginia Tech researchers continue their study on the causes of car crashes, using data from inconspicuous cameras, radars, and sensors that monitored 1,600 drivers spanning 35 million miles in a period of 1 to 2 years. The drivers had gotten so used to these instruments that they had virtually forgotten their presence and drove in […]

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20 Automakers Commit to Making Automatic Emergency Braking a Standard Feature in New Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety declared that 20 automobile manufacturers have made a momentous pledge to make the automatic emergency braking (AEB) system a standard feature for their new vehicles no later than the 2022 reporting year of NHTSA. These companies represent more than 99 percent […]

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Government Looks at Tighter Rules to Help Taxi Drivers Counter Fatigue

In New York, city taxi regulators are gathering data from taxi and car services in preparation for a proposal to amend rules on the number of hours that taxi drivers can be on the road. The intended proposal is an offshoot of an accident in Manhattan involving a taxi that killed a pedestrian in November […]

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Older Drivers with a History of Falling are 40% More Prone to Car Crashes

A study commissioned by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has revealed that older drivers who have had incidents of falling are 40 percent more likely to be involved in car crashes than those who have had no such history. This data is significant because 12 million older people suffer from a fall every year […]

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Learn the Procedures for Getting Your Medical Records, Your Rights, and Denials

Copies of your medical records are important for various reasons. One of them is for proving the cause and extent of injuries if you are filing a personal injury lawsuit. For example, there may be doubt that a previous medical condition existed or that the injury is not as serious as you claim it to […]

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Unsafe Driving Behavior Common in 87% of Drivers

In its latest study, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that about 87 percent of drivers perform at least one unsafe driving behavior within a month. Peter Kissinger, president of the foundation, says that most motorists are under the false belief that they are more careful drivers compared to others. With almost 33,000 American […]

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