Car accidents can be very dangerous and have caused many fatalities in North Carolina last year. While some injuries and fatalities may have been difficult to prevent, many injuries and fatalities caused by car accidents can be prevented by seat belts.
Distracted driving continues to be a threat on U.S. roads. Roughly 69 percent of Americans admitted to talking on their cellphone while driving during the last month, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Drunk driving accidents continue to plagued North Carolina roads. Drunk driving accidents sometimes cause serious injuries and fatalities for victims of these accidents. What can be done to prevent car accidents from happening in the future?
Bus accidents continue to result in serious injuries and fatalities throughout the U.S. This is why the Department of Transportation recently announced that they would be cracking down on dangerous commercial bus companies to try and reduce these tragic accidents from happening in the future.
The widespread use of video cameras has introduced greater transparency and accountability into many areas of American life. Many police departments, for example, have installed cameras in every squad car. The presence of the camera creates a much clearer record of traffic stops, arrests and other encounters than every existed before.
As we discussed in last week's post, sleep deprivation is a major problem on America's roads. From North Carolina to North Dakota, and in every other state, the number of people who drive without getting enough sleep is frightening - and the risk of car accidents caused by them is disturbingly real.
In the last few years, the dangers of distracted driving have become much better known. State after state has passed restrictions against texting while driving and cellphone use behind the wheel.
About 35,000 people are killed in motor vehicle accidents every year in the U.S. Why is the death toll so high when better technology should lead to safety improvements?
It takes a village, the saying goes, to raise a child. The same true of preventing motorcycle accidents. Improved safety requires much more efforts by the individual rider. Motorists, motorcycle makers, and safety agencies must also be involved.
Even before texting came along, learning to drive safety wasn't easy for teens. It's a big responsibility, being charge of a vehicle that can kill or seriously injure others in a collision.