Month: February 2021
Jackknife accidents refer to incidences where the front of the truck and the trailer abruptly stop moving in the same direction. The truck and the out-of-control trailer create a 90-degree angle that looks like a jackknife – a folding blade commonly used by campers and hunters. Just like a sharpened jackknife blade, the uncontrollable trailer can hurt anybody or anything on its way. What Are the Common Causes of Jackknife Crashes? Jackknife crashes are frightening, and there are many reasons why they happen. The common causes of these crashes include: High [...]
Are These Dangerous Cooking Products in Your Kitchen?
Pressure cookers, immersion cookers, and air fryers are some of the most dangerous cooking products in the kitchen. These products may leave the user with severe injuries or even killed. They may also result in property damage. Pressure Cookers Pressure cookers pose serious risks because they cook food using high-powered steam that can reach up to 300 degrees Celsius. A user could sustain second or third-degree injuries from the hot food or steam if he or she opens the compartment carelessly or at an inappropriate time. Failure to [...]
Car Accidents: Here’s How to Save 63,700 Lives
Highway infrastructure improvements in the U.S. could save 63,700 lives and avert 353,560 accident-related severe injuries over a two-decade period. That’s the conclusion of a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The organization urges the U.S. government to focus more on repairing and maintaining highways. In building a strong case for financing such improvements, the study cites data showing that the U.S. falls behind other high-income nations as far as traffic safety is involved. Top 6 Highway Infrastructure Improvements The AAA study suggests that an investment [...]
More Drivers Are Leaving the Scene of Car Accidents
At least one driver leaves a car accident scene every minute in the United States. Information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that hit-and-run crashes caused 2,049 fatalities in 2016 alone. An average of 682,000 hit-and-run crashes happens every year. What Happens After a Driver Leaves the Scene? If a driver flees an accident scene, law enforcement officers will show up at the scene and perform an investigation. They may start by recording a statement from the victim, especially if he or she is capable. [...]