Car Accidents

Buckle Up: Your Life Depends on It

There’s probably no single piece of auto safety equipment that has a stronger role to play in your safety than a seat belt.  For decades now, buckling up and making sure that everyone in your car is buckled up as well has been the most effective way to minimize the risk of serious injury in […]

Brain Injuries More Common Than Believed

We typically think of college football players or athletes when we think of high rates of brain injury, but head injury rates are high even in the general population. According to a new study, about 1 out of every 6 adults has suffered a head injury that has resulted in them losing consciousness for at least a […]

Auto Safety Tech: Over Reliance May Cause Accidents

Most new automobiles boast of a wide array of auto safety features. However, do you know how these work in keeping you safe? Failure to understand how auto safety technology works may actually increase a motorist’s risk of an accident. Advanced auto safety systems include forward collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems and blind […]

Virtual Reality May Help Enhance Prosthetic Experience for Amputees

Amputation victims who use prosthetic or artificial limbs may find it hard to cope with the use of the new limb. Researchers have been experimenting with virtual reality technology to enhance the use of such prosthetics for these persons. Amputations can result after nearly any type of accident, including car, truck or motorcycle accidents. Amputations […]

Human Error to Blame in Most Self Driving Car Accidents

Self-driving cars may be here sooner than you think, and promise to revolutionize the way we travel. However, one thing will continue to remain constant.  Even as humans allow cars to take over driving duties, most auto accidents may continue to be caused by human error. Driver error is a major factor in car accidents. Drivers […]

Pediatricians: Rear-Facing Car Seats Work Best To Prevent Injuries in Accidents

The nation’s leading pediatrician group now advises that parents continue to use rear-facing car seats for much longer than previously defined in order to minimize the risk of injuries to their child in the event of an accident. Up until now, the American Academy of Pediatrics had advised that children be restrained in rear-facing car […]

Texting Parents More Likely to Indulge in Other Unsafe Driving Behaviors Too

Parents who use cell phones while driving are also much more at risk for other unsafe driving behaviors like drunk driving or failing to wear seatbelts while driving that place them and their children at risk of an accident. Those findings and others come from a survey of parents and caregivers conducted by researchers at […]

Audit Group Criticizes NHTSA’s Product Recall Processes

Over the past few years, millions of vehicles equipped with Takata airbags have been recalled across the United States as reports of injuries involving defective airbags have snowballed. Now, a government audit stringently criticizes the federal administration’s product recall procedures, specifically pointing out to the Takata airbag scandal as an example of the agency’s inefficiency. The USDOT’s […]

Hearing Loss and Accident Risks in Seniors

Hearing trouble can mean not just difficulty hearing things properly, but also an increased risk of accidents caused because you’re unable to hear auditory accident cues. Many seniors suffer from hearing loss as they get older. For many of these persons, hearing loss may be a natural part of aging and may lead to social […]

Cataract Surgery Can Lower Accident Risks for Senior Motorists

Lowering accident risks for older drivers continues to be a major challenge for Indiana transportation agencies as the number of such motorists in the state increases. A new study finds that better vision through cataract surgery can help reduce those risks. The Canadian study found that accident rates for more than half a million drivers actually […]