The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the frequency of traffic fatalities is three times greater at night. Only 25 percent of all driving occurs at night, yet over 50 percent of the total traffic deaths occur then. During fall and winter, it gets dark earlier and the weather can be treacherous. In addition, there are . Driving at night between October and February can be more dangerous than at other times of the year.
At any given moment, you can see large commercial tractor-trailer trucks hauling cargo on the interstates and highways in and around St. Louis. While these vehicles and their drivers are highly regulated, they are often involved in serious injury-causing accidents. Data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates involving large trucks injured about 116,000 people during 2015.
Since the advent of smartphones, safety advocates have been discussing how dangerous it is for people to use them while driving. In response, 1 limiting the way individuals can use their phones behind the wheel. There are efforts being made to install software that would disable certain functions, such as texting, while a phone is in a moving vehicle. Read the rest »
What Causes Truck Accidents?
Truck accidents can be caused by many of the same things that cause “regular” car accidents, including speeding, , drunk driving, and failure to follow the rules of the road. There are, however, certain causes that are unique to commercial truck accidents. These include things like malfunctioning air brakes, improperly loaded or secured cargo, defective coupling devices, and violations.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle accidents cause more traffic fatalities each year in the United States than other types of vehicles. This indicates the injuries sustained by motorcyclists in crashes are generally more severe than in car or truck crashes. This is understandable, as motorcycles do not have the same protection from an impact that occupants of cars and trucks do.
When the front of one car directly crashes into the front of another vehicle, a head-on crash occurs. These collisions can be serious and are sometimes fatal. If victims survive, they are often left with a long road to recovery. The following are some common causes.
When groups of people must travel together, there are different options for transportation. Taking separate cars can be difficult to coordinate and flying together can be costly. Taking a large passenger van is a convenient and cost-effective solution. Passenger vans are also a common way to transport seniors or other individuals who may not get around easily on their own.