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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You took your vehicle in for maintenance, and the mechanic said that your brakes needed to be repaired. They weren't stopping your vehicle well, and that meant that you were more likely to be involved in a collision.
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.
When shopping for a car, many people consider the safety features inside. Having the right safety features can prevent or reduce the risk of serious injury in auto accidents, but it can sometimes be difficult for Arizona drivers to compare safety add-ons between vehicle brands. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has now released a list of standardized names, sending a signal to automakers that they are advocating for consumer-friendly terms.