Tag Archives: motor-vehicle-accidents

New App Sends Designated Driver to Retrieve Partygoers and Their Cars

The holiday season is a time for alcohol excess. But now you don’t have to worry about leaving your car somewhere if you are too intoxicated to drive home, thanks to BeMyDD, a new cab service that dispatches a driver to meet you at your event and drive you and your vehicle back safely. A -->

How Old is Too Old to Drive?

Adults ages 65 and older are responsible for 14% of traffic fatalities, and 17% of all pedestrian fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. So how do you know when your elderly loved one’s driving skills are being impaired and when it is time to take them off the road? Use this checklist to -->

Rocket Scientist’s Idea Could Put an End to Distracted Driving

After a Rocket Scientist, Scott Tibbitts lost a friend in a texting and driving crash, Tibbitts found himself searching for a way to prevent another death from this growing epidemic. Cellphones are involved in 1.6 million motor vehicle crashes every year that cause 500,000 injuries and kill 6,000, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. -->

Top Car Seat Mistakes

It’s not uncommon for parents to make a handful of mistakes when it comes to car seats and car seat installation. As a parent, you may not even realize you are making these mistakes. To help, here are the top car seat mistakes parents make: 1. Moving Your Child Out of a Booster Seat Too -->

Mobileye Collision Avoidance System

Mobileye is a technological leader in the area of software algorithms, system-on-chips and customer applications that are based on processing visual information for the market of driver assistance systems (DAS). Mobileye’s technology keeps passengers safer on the roads, reduces the risks of traffic accidents, saves lives and has the potential to revolutionize the driving experience -->

Highway Guardrails Can be Deadly!

Federal highway officials have long insisted that guardrails are safe, but some guardrails have caused serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Some guardrails are cut to form rail heads or end terminals and should be curled safely, but instead are cut into spears and when cars hit them they injure the occupants instead of cushioning the -->

This Shocking Video of a Car Accident Reminds Us That Split-Second Decisions Can Have Devastating Consequences

Footage taken by a truck’s dashcam has revealed the moment a car cuts across two lanes, collides with a stationary vehicle and then crashes into the vehicle filming the shocking scene. WARNING: THIS VIDEO MAY BE GRAPHIC TO SOME VIEWERS http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/driver-in-belgium-survives-the-most-deadliest-of-crashes-9800643.html Amazingly, the driver survived the crash after he fell into a coma with two -->

Truck Driving Safety Tips

If you’re driving a truck for employment or just on a long overnight trip, keep these tips in mind for your safety and the well-being of other travelers: 1. Buckle Up: It’s an old myth that good truck drivers don’t need to wear seatbelts. Everyone needs to wear a seatbelt. You could be the best -->

10 Deadly Mistakes Teen Drivers Make

1. Risk Taking: it’s important to know that it can happen to you. Having the mindset that it will never happen to you or you are too smart to make a stupid decision are excuses we hear all too often. Car crashes are the leading cause of injury and death for people ages 15 to -->

Defensive Driving: 10 Tips to Keep You Safe

Getting behind the wheel may be the most dangerous thing you do all day so it’s important to understand your risks and take safety precautions. In the U.S., car crashes are the fifth leading cause of death. So follow these simple safety tips to stay safe behind the wheel: 1.    Focus on the road: Don’t -->