Month: May 2021
National statistics show that Memorial Day is the deadliest holiday in the United States. This holiday accounts for more fatalities than Labor Day, the 4th of July, and even New Year’s Eve. In fact, the fatality rate is four times higher on Memorial Day weekend compared to an ordinary weekend. Fatal Vehicle Crashes on Memorial Day Memorial Day recorded an average of 312 fatal accidents between 2011 and 2015. Two other holidays followed closely. Labor Day and the 4th of July had an average of 308 and 307 fatalities [...]
Are Drivers Relying Too Much on ADAS Technology?
The majority of drivers using advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) report that they have confidence in them, but some are over-reliant on the technology. Many drivers also don’t know the technology’s limitations. Those are the findings of a recent study carried out by the AAA Foundation. Key Highlights of the AAA Study According to the AAA study, about 80% of car owners with blind-spot monitoring systems had limited knowledge about the technology’s limitations. Many drivers also erroneously thought that the system could inspect the roadway behind the car with [...]
It’s Time to Conquer Wrong-Way Crash Fatalities Head-On
The best way to conquer wrong-way crash fatalities is by educating drivers about this roadway hazard and the steps they should take in case they face a wrong-way driver. Wrong-way crashes happen when individuals drive their cars in the opposite direction of travel on either a highway or freeway, colliding with vehicles moving in the right direction. Data on the U.S. Department of Transportation shows that wrong-way crashes kill about 350 people every year. Despite occurring less frequently, accounting for roughly 3% of all motor vehicle crashes, wrong-way [...]
These Dangerous Maneuvers Increase the Risk of Trucking Accidents
Making quick lane changes, moving too fast in response to changing conditions, tailgating, running yellow lights, and overtaking other vehicles are examples of dangerous maneuvers that elevate the risk of trucking accidents. These careless maneuvers are already disastrous when performed in small passenger cars. They are likely to cause more catastrophic accidents when performed by huge trucks. Common Dangerous Maneuvers That Truckers Make Making Careless Lane Switches Switching from one lane to another while operating a fully loaded commercial truck is riskier than doing the same in a [...]