Motor vehicle crashes often result in those involved sustaining injuries. Often the impact of the car accident is a main contributing factor to common car accident injuries such as head and neck trauma, broken bones and contusions. Other times, objects either in the cab of a car or truck or materials being transported may contribute to serious or even fatal injuries.
Alabama parents of teen drivers often joke about their child's poor driving practices. Lack of experience behind the wheel and an overall laissez faire attitude often makes riding in a car with a teen driver more than a little nerve wracking. While parents may joke about their teen's driving behaviors, in reality the large number of teens involved and killed in car accidents is no joking matter.
Car or truck accidents that result in fatalities are always tragic. Fatal car accidents involving teenagers are especially heartbreaking. Students at one Alabama high school recently mourned the loss of their 17-year-old peer who succumbed to the injuries he sustained in a recent car accident.
A 32-year-old Alabama mother of two young children was recently killed in a car accident. The accident occurred as the young mother was involved in an accident where another vehicle was waiting for a break in oncoming traffic to make a turn into a residential apartment complex. While stopped on the two-lane highway, the motor vehicle was struck from behind by a pickup truck.
As high school students head back to school this year, many will be responsible for transporting themselves to and from school and part-time jobs for the first time. While young drivers are often filled with excitement at the freedom driving presents, they should also be aware of the dangers associated with driving.
What is the most efficient way to avoid car accidents? Some people would say that the only way to end car accidents would be to end human error, and even then, some car accidents may still be unavoidable. Human error, however, certainly accounts for the largest percentage of car accidents. Car accidents caused by drunk drivers, fatigued drivers and distracted drivers would all be eliminated if human error could be stopped.
Motorcycle helmet laws are controversial among bikers. Some bikers in Birmingham think that helmets should be mandatory for all bikers because they help reduce the chances of fatal accidents. Other bikers think helmets should be optional.
What does it take for people to learn a lesson? For some people, lectures or campaign messages are enough. For others, a close call is enough to deter them from doing the same dangerous or illegal activity again.
What is the biggest cause of car accidents in Birmingham? Is it cars that drive too fast and cause fatal accidents, or is it cars that drive at speeds other than the posted speed limit? There is no concrete data available, but one state is taking a gamble and arguing that it's the latter. To solve that problem and hopefully help reduce the number of car accidents, the state is suggesting a new, higher speed limit on one stretch of highway.