February 13, 2013 - Industry News
A new analysis by CarInsurance.com reveals that the familiar two-car accident made up less than half of all incidents reported by the more than 42,000 car insurance shoppers surveyed.
Tags: Accidents, deer-vehicle collisions, vehicle damage, survey, damage claims, insurance coverage
November 8, 2012 - Industry News
Obese truckers, during their first two years on the road, are 43-55% more likely to be involved in a crash when compared against those truckers with a normal body mass index (BMI), according to the study.
Tags: Accidents, driver safety, driver fatigue, risky driver
October 12, 2012 - Industry News
Road fatalities dropped 26% from 2005 to 2011 but are up 8% over the first seven months of this year, based on estimates from the National Safety Council, reported Michael Sivak, research professor at the U-M Transportation Research Institute.
Tags: Accidents, National Safety Council, fatal accidents
October 2, 2012 - Industry News
The site includes two principal sections, 'Accident Assistance' and 'Collision 101,' as well as a 'Body Shop Locator.'
Tags: Accidents, Honda, accident management, new website
October 1, 2012 - Industry News
Cell phone usage was prevalent in both fatal and injury crashes, related to 408 deaths (13% of total distracted driving fatalities) and 24,000 injuries (6% of those injured in distraction-related crashes).
Tags: Accidents, NHTSA, cell phone use, Distracted driving, fatal accidents
June 19, 2012 - Industry News
Although the report didn’t cite specific structural or technological features of later model-year vehicles, two areas the report found significant improvement including improved rollover protection and side-impact protection.
Tags: Accidents, vehicle safety technology, accident prevention, NHTSA
May 11, 2012 - Industry News
States with high rollover numbers included Texas, Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
Tags: Accidents, American Transportation Research Institute, commercial fleets, commercial trucks, rollover crashes
February 2, 2012 - Industry News
In a Zoomsafer blog post, the software company addresses why mass media needs to mention that risky distracted driving behaviors are more than just a problem for teens.
Tags: Accidents, cell phone use, ZoomSafer, Distracted driving, driving while texting
March 11, 2010 - Industry News
The City of Phoenix paid claims for 2,339 accidents from 2005 to 2009, with a total tab of $15.7 million.
January 28, 2010 - Industry News
Toyota addresses the concerns many consumers on the recent announcement of the sticking accelerator pedal recall and the suspension of sales, stating that all vehicles with the accelerator problem have been identified.
Tags: Toyota, Accidents, Recalls
Vehicles affected by the recall include 2008-2010 Highlander, 2009-2010 Corolla, 2009-2010 Venza, 2009-2010 Matrix and 2009-2010 Pontaic Vibe.
May 29, 2009 - Industry News
DEARBORN, MI – In such a situation that an occupant cannot respond, SYNC speaks to the 911 service and alerts an operator that a crash has occurred.
Tags: Accidents, Ford SYNC
April 6, 2009 - Industry News
REDDING, CA – Shasta County prosecutor Stephanie Bridgett said the 49-year-old woman had paid several bills by cell phone in the moments before the crash, according to the New York Times.
Tags: Accidents, cell phone use, prison sentence, fatal accidents
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