Being involved in a car accident can shake you up to the point that you have trouble remembering what to do afterward. One thing that might help you in this position is to have something written up in your vehicle that you can refer to after this type of incident. Brushing up on the steps you should take after a crash is another option that you might find helpful.
The holiday season is likely to bring an uptick in traffic around shopping centers. As you drive around the city for the next couple of months, you should be cognizant of this. Unfortunately, not all drivers are going to do the same. Some people who are going out shopping are so focused on their outing that they don't pay attention to the road. This is dangerous and can lead to serious accidents.
Distracted driving is gaining an increasing amount of attention as phones and social media become more central to our lives. The use of phones are not the only types of distractions that can prove to be dangerous in a vehicle, however. Studies have shown that children in the car can be very distracting and potentially more dangerous than the use of a hands-free phone.
When your car has sustained damages or if you have suffered injuries after a car accident in the state of New York, one of the first things to do after returning home safely is to look into your insurance claim possibilities. Doing this can feel confusing and overwhelming at times, and you may wonder if you can make a claim at all.
Drivers should all know how to operate their vehicle safely in various weather conditions. This knowledge is important for all drivers, but it isn't going to take away all the risks of driving during this season. If you are out on the roads, your safety depends at least in part on other drivers. We understand this is a hard fact to accept, but it is a reality.
It's always hard to find out that a child has been injured but imagine knowing that your teen was crossing the street near their school when they were hit. You'd likely be furious that drivers weren't paying more attention, since schools are returning to session and starting new years.
For some time, alcohol impairment has been one the leading causes of fatal car accidents in the United States. However, according to data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the American Automobile Association (AAA), drugged driving has also become a big problem in New York and elsewhere.
Pedestrian safety has to be a priority for everyone. Having clear guidelines and rules for the interaction between people who are walking and those who are driving can help to improve the safety of everyone.
The days after a car wreck can be painful. It is all too easy to think that the soreness is normal, but there is a chance that it might signal something more serious. The symptoms that creep up in the period following the crash will likely need to be evaluated so that you can be sure that there isn't something more serious going on.
Texting and driving is a real problem in the United States. Teens, along with others, often text behind the wheel, even though it's illegal.