Twenty Percent of Commercial Vehicles Fail Safety Standards

By JohnCommercial Vehicles

Commercial vehicles are some of the most troubling roadway hazards–and according to a recently released report, they may be only getting more dangerous. Thousands of buses and trucks were taken off the road in 2010 due to faulty brakes, tire problems, and broken lights. In 2010, about 16% of car crash fatalities involved a commercial vehicle. Additionally, this year, the …

Pedestrian Injuries Increase in 2010

By JohnPedestrian Accidents

The recently released report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration brought good news to many; road deaths in general fell significantly as motor vehicle crashes became less frequent. However, even in light of recent data, one form of transportation is still becoming more and more dangerous: walking. The report showed that pedestrian injuries from car crashes has jumped 4.2% …

Safe Driving During the Holidays

By JohnCar Accidents

Though the holiday season brings the joys of family, celebration and traditions, it also comes with a few downsides. For many the holidays mean extra traveling which can unfortunately result in risky driving conditions. If you travel during the holidays, here are some important safety tips: Always follow the speed limit. The temptation to go a little faster is particularly …

UT Professor Publishes Groundbreaking Research on Intersections

By JohnCar Accidents

This month, a University of Texas engineering professor and some of his student researchers will travel to Washington D.C. to present their report on traffic hazards to the National Transportation Research Board Meeting. Their research could significantly affect public policy regarding transportation safety. About 40% of vehicle accidents occur in an intersection, so much of the report is dedicated to …