Posts tagged "car accidents"

App aims to keep Alabama roads free from drunk drivers

Most readers would likely agree that anything that can be done to reduce the number of people who drive while under the influence of alcohol is a good thing. As a result, there are multiple approaches taken to try to keep people from getting behind the wheel of a car while drunk. While law enforcement obviously plays a big role in this, other entities are taking a more technical approach.

Make Your Summer Road Trip Safe

The increase in people on the roads and the potential for impaired driving, especially on holidays, can make summer travel dangerous, whether you are staying close to home or heading out of town. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) encourages you to prepare for save travels this summer. Consider these tips before you go:

Study finds texting only one of many distracted driving behaviors

There is no question that texting is a big problem when it comes to causing car accidents throughout the nation. It is not the only activity that could lead to a car accident however. A recent survey focused on other types of distracted driving behaviors that people engage in besides texting while driving.

Midsize SUVs don't fare well in small overlap crash test

In an effort to keep people on the roads throughout the nation as safe as possible the vehicles being manufactured are constantly being designed with safety improvements. To determine just how effective those safety measures are, crash tests are conducted on the vehicles. Recently the results of crash tests conducted upon midsize SUVs were made public. More than half of the seven vehicles that were tested received the rating of either marginal or poor.

Ride smart to observe National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

A car accident could involve any other vehicle that happens to be on the road at the same time including motorcycles. Since May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, this is good time to revisit some of the things that all drivers can do to try to keep motorcyclists safe on the road.

Distracted driving is more than just texting behind the wheel

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. While outlets throughout the nation—including the state of Alabama—are highlighting the dangers of this activity this month all would likely agree that avoiding this practice is important every day of the year. Some legislators in the state appear to think so. They recently tried to strengthen the state’s laws concerning the activity.

Car seat use could minimize child injuries in crash

In general, parents want to do whatever it takes to keep their children safe. For most, this is true not only in their home but extends to their vehicles as well. The best way to do this in the latter situation is to use a car seat or booster seat. In fact, it is the law in the state of Alabama.

Poor visibility may have contributed to crash of 24 vehicles

Last week we wrote about a traffic accident that involved nine vehicles on an Alabama interstate. In this post we will cover an even larger accident that took place on an interstate. Earlier this week a crash involving 24 vehicles occurred. Of those vehicles, one was an RV and three were 18-wheelers.

How big of an issue is distracted driving for teens?

It is fairly widely accepted that as a whole, teen drivers are considered to be a hazard on the road. There are multiple reasons generally pointed to for this including distracted driving. But just how big of a problem is this? According to the results of a recent study, bigger than originally thought.

For best chance of surviving crash, wear your seat belt

Motor vehicle accidents are an unfortunate side effect of the nation’s dependence of cars and trucks for transportation. While the occurrence of these incidents can be reduced through a variety of safety measures on the part of carmakers and drivers, they still do occur and the outcomes can be devastating. In addition to property damage, people involved can be hurt as well.

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