A nationally respected watchdog group for the automotive industry has issued a disheartening warning to parents in a report that draws from over 50 years of data to discern where it safest and least safe to place a child in a vehicle. According to the report, The Center for Auto Safety claimed children in a rear seat position may meet a grizzly death if the seat in front of them is also occupied.
Driving is such a common element of our everyday lives that it's easy to forget just how dangerous it can be to get behind the wheel of a vehicle. One driver learned this the hard way recently when he began exhibiting erratic behavior and crashing his car into two other vehicles before ultimately colliding with a the concrete base of a light pole. The impact with the light pole sent debris flying, some of which struck nearby pedestrians.
A tragic display of the right and wrong way to react to a terrible accident played out on interstate 15 the early morning hours of Sept. 10. A mother, her two young children, and the children's grandmother were headed southbound on the 15 when they were struck by a man in a Cadillac. The driver of the Cadillac stopped for just a moment after the collision, before fleeing the scene.
As summer heats up, getting behind the wheel can be deceptively dangerous. Here in Southern California, where the local temperatures have been reaching sweltering heights in recent months,the heat can compromise your vehicle's tires without you knowing.
According to experts, truck-involved fatalities are on the rise. In fact, according to a recent report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the incidence of truck-involved accidents and fatalities increased 4 percent from 2014 to 2015. Due to this recent trend, many drivers are questioning whether they can truly feel safe on the road.
According to a new study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, increases in speed limits over the last two decades have contributed to approximately 33,000 automobile accident fatalities. The study focused on evaluating deaths per billion traveled miles within individual states and on different types of roadways. The results seem to conclusively express the dangerous relationship between driving faster and increased risk of injury or death to drivers and passengers.
A Hesperia woman who was on her way to work at Desert Valley Hospital was killed in a head-on crash in the early morning hours of June 1. The 26-year-old woman, who worked as a respiratory intern and was studying to be a nurse, was just half a block from the hospital when another driver headed in the opposite direction on Bear Valley Road reportedly crossed over into her lane and collided with her.
Recently, we discussed the problem of texting among teen drivers. Indeed, using your phone for any purpose while driving can be dangerous. According to a study by the AAA Foundation for Safety, 60 percent of vehicle crashes that involve teens are caused by distracted driving.
Just about every weekend, residents from all over Southern California head out to Las Vegas for the weekend. In the summer months, the traffic between Southern California and the Nevada desert, including Lake Havasu as well as Las Vegas, increases significant. Many travelers (some 40,000 daily) use Interstate 15, passing through the small town of Baker here in San Bernardino County.
California residents have likely heard that sophisticated automobile technology has the potential to one day all but eliminate traffic accidents, but a growing number of experts are claiming that the electronic information and entertainment systems that most modern vehicles come packed with could actually make the roads more dangerous. Multitasking has become normal behavior for many Americans, but dealing with phone calls, text messages and other distractions while behind the wheel causes thousands of accidents every year.