Car Accidents

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 […]

Dip in Motorcycle Accident Fatalities Nationwide, but Not Indiana

You’re still much more likely to be injured while riding a motorcycle than driving a car, but those risks seem to have dropped somewhat. In 2017, there was a significant decline in the number of people killed in motorcycle accidents in the United States. However, that progress doesn’t seem to have percolated down to Indiana. Here, there […]

One in Three Young Adults Have Traveled with an Impaired Driver

In spite of being aware of the risks of drunk driving, many teens choose to ride in cars being operated by intoxicated or impaired motorists anyway. Those facts come from a recent study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The researchers focused on accidents involving both alcohol- intoxicated and drug-impaired motorists. They found […]

Safe Driving in Winter Conditions

A road made wet by ice and snow is not just a driving inconvenience, but also a potential safety hazard. This winter, as you continue to drive through hazardous conditions in Indiana, pay attention to the road and make sure that you and your car are equipped to deal with emergencies. The American Auto Association offers […]