February 13, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
November 19, 2009
More than 1.6 million deer-vehicle collisions occur each year, causing vehicle damage of more than 43.6 billion.
Tags: Accidents, driver safety
October 15, 2009
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatalities in the first half of 2009 have dropped to 16,626 compared to last year's 17,871 fatalities.
Tags: Accidents, NHTSA, fatal accidents
July 30, 2009
A new study finds that text messaging produces highest risk of all driving distractions. Bill would pressure all states to ban texting while driving.
Tags: Accidents, driver safety, cell phone use
July 2, 2009
Driver hits van, killing all four passengers. It was unknown how long she had been driving.
Tags: Accidents, NHTSA, collision
April 23, 2009
In an incident that occurred on Jan. 6, 2008 in Mexican Hat, Utah, the National Transportation Safety Board determined the probable cause of the incident was the driver's lack of alertness due to sleep deprivation.
Tags: Accidents, NHTSA
April 9, 2009
The 49-year-old driver was in the middle of paying a bill via her cell phone when she struck a vehicle that burst into flames.
Tags: Accidents, cell phone use, prison sentence, fatal accidents
February 5, 2009
As part of BMW's Assist System, the "Risk of Severe Injury" feature immediately relays potential medical injuries to medical personnel after an accident has occurred.
Tags: Accidents, BMW
July 24, 2008
Companies must report information on defects, injuries, deaths and damage related to their products.
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