Did you know that human error is the leading cause of car accidents? People make mistakes on the road. They do it all the time. They cause accidents that lead to property damage, minor injuries, serious injuries, disabilities and even death. Every year, tens of thousands of people lose their lives. Many more suffer injuries. It's startling to think about.
Distracted driving happens in many different ways. Eating behind the wheel is a distraction, for instance, as is simply changing the radio station. Drivers who look away from the road for any reason are distracted, and they can cause accidents.
Cycling in the city is inherently dangerous, and one rider was recently involved in an accident in Brooklyn. Tragically, they were killed in the crash.
Holidays are always a dangerous time to be on the road in the United States, as instances of drunk driving tend to increase. While some holidays pose more of a threat than others, the reality is that almost all holidays, major and minor, increase the risks.
Few things that you do while driving are as dangerous as going through an intersection. You must trust other drivers who are purposefully driving in a way that would cause an accident if they make a simple mistake.
One of the main reasons that driving distractions are such a problem on America's highways is simply that there are so many distractions to choose from. Sometimes, it feels like not a drive goes by where you don't experience them.
It seems so simple: If the light is red, all traffic has to stop. There are exceptions, such as when you're making a right turn, but even then, you have to stop first, check to see if the way is clear and then turn. There's never a situation where you can just blow through a solid red light.
How often have you seen teenage drivers get behind the wheel as a group of friends piles into the car? Maybe you have plenty of memories of riding around in your own teen years, with five (or more) people packed into the car because only one member of the group had a license.
A 38-year-old motorist struck and killed one pedestrian and critically injured another in the Town of Ulster early on the morning of Jan. 6.
It's hard not to notice a whiplash injury. A whiplash will usually manifest as an extremely painful, tender and even swollen neck. You may even suffer from splitting headaches as a result of this injury, which is caused by strained, bruised and torn neck muscles from the gravitational forces involved in an auto collision. The accident doesn't even have to be a fast one for whiplash to occur. Many fender-fender benders have left vehicle drivers or passengers with whiplash injuries that take many weeks to resolve.