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Study suggests certain car safety tech may prevent auto accidents

All drivers know that driving safely, wearing a seatbelt and paying attention are key to staying safe on the road. But, humans can make mistakes, and the resulting auto accidents can be devastating. A recent student from Consumer Reports suggests that certain car safety technologies could save lives on the roads in Arizona and elsewhere in the U.S., despite not being a requirement for new vehicles sold in the country.

Auto accidents in Arizona may lead to serious injuries, deaths

A man and a woman recently lost their lives in a motor vehicle collision in Arizona. In addition, two other people were injured in the crash, which occurred along U.S. Highway 89. Sometimes, these types of auto accidents are the result of driver negligence, which is grounds for litigation.

Seat belt use is a major factor in the outcome of a crash

When you're in your vehicle, you probably know that it's a good idea to wear your seat belt. Do you know why, though? People are taught that seat belts are safer to use because there is a scientific reason for doing so. Basic physics prove that disbursing energy across the stronger parts of the body, like the pelvis and shoulders, helps prevent injuries in a crash. Additionally, the seat belt holds you back in a crash, preventing you from being thrown from the vehicle.

Fatal auto accidents may involve failure to stop at red signal

A man recently lost his life in a tragic car crash in Arizona. The car crash, which involved two cars, occurred on a Friday morning. These kinds of auto accidents sometimes occur due to a driver's carelessness -- for instance, failing to stop at a red traffic signal. In this case, the driver who caused the accident may be held liable for any injuries or deaths resulting from it.

Common car safety mistakes that may cause auto accidents

Staying safe on the road is a top priority for drivers, lawmakers and vehicle manufacturers alike. Despite best efforts, there are some common oversights that can lead to auto accidents in Arizona. Here are some things drivers can look out for to prevent a dangerous situation.

Fear of auto accidents raised after proposed regulation changes

Regulation has always been a hot topic in the world of autonomous vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, citing its intention to rewrite regulations in order to account for passenger-carrying autonomous vehicles without passenger controls, as well as self-driving cars designed for no passengers. Individuals in Arizona and throughout the United States have some concerns about the risk of auto accidents with these vehicles, but changes to the wording of regulations may help regulators explore these challenges within the confines of pre-existing documentation.

How is fault assigned in auto accidents?

When a collision occurs, determining who is at fault is often one of the most important determinations. This determination is so important because it clarifies who is liable for the accident. Liability plays a role in the outcome of auto accidents, particularly with regard to insurance and charges. Here are some things Arizona drivers should know about how fault is assigned.

Study: Later school start times could reduce auto accidents

Driving while tired and inexperienced individuals behind the wheel are both often cited as causes of collisions. This inspired some U.S. researchers to ask the question: Do early class start times increase the risk of auto accidents involving teens? The results of the study may have an important takeaway for teen drivers and their parents in Arizona and across the country.

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