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Defective Takata Airbag Death Toll Rises to 8 in U.S. Dec 29, 2015

Another life has been claimed by a faulty Takata airbag, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The news comes on the heels of a massive penalty issued by the NTHSA against the Japanese manufacturer last month. A ...

NHTSA Crackdown on Drunk Driving this Holiday Season Dec 23, 2015

The national campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is underway, including an ad being shown before Star Wars: The Force Awakens , from Dec. 18 to Jan. 3. Sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the campaign urges Americans ...

Google Is Building a Driverless Car Business Dec 21, 2015

"Self-driving cars" sounds like something out of science fiction, but these are already on the road in some cities and may be hitting the mass market sooner than you think. Driverless Competition for Uber Under Alphabet Inc., Google plans to utilize ...

Toy Safety During the Holidays Dec 18, 2015

As you are doing your last minute Christmas shopping, make sure that your favorite children receive safe toys that will not endanger them. Each year, thousands of toys are recalled after a dangerous defect is discovered. Parents that are worried ...

2014 Traffic Fatalities Hit a Record Low Dec 18, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced some good news. The number of traffic fatalities for 2014 were at record lows, but will the trend continue in 2015? Statistics for 2014 Traffic Fatalities A total of 32,675 traffic ...

Pedestrians in Wheelchairs More Likely To Be Involved in Deadly Traffic Accidents Dec 16, 2015

Pedestrians in wheelchairs should be as safe as the general population while traveling throughout their communities, but unfortunately, they are a third more likely to be killed in traffic accidents. Accident Statistics Concerning Pedestrians in ...

Compensation from GM Issued to Pre-Bankruptcy Ignition Switch Victims Dec 14, 2015

Despite accepting complete responsibility for their failure to disclose awareness of defective ignition switches affecting millions of vehicles, General Motors Co. (GM) secured liability protection from related lawsuits involving crashes prior to ...

U.S. to Overhaul Crash Ratings System with Advanced Technology Dec 11, 2015

The Department of Transportation will be overhauling the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) five-star crash ratings system, according to a recent press release. The changes will include crash-avoidance technology, additional ...

Should I Hire a Lawyer After a Car Accident? Dec 9, 2015

If you’ve been in a car accident, you may want to hire an attorney. The decision will d epend on the severity of any injuries, the question of liability and your ability to cover out-of-pocket expenses. Although the last thing you want to deal with ...

Can a Car Accident Lower Your Resale Value? Dec 7, 2015

If you’ve been in a car accident , one of the last things on your mind might be how it will affect your trade-in value. The reality is that any type of accident could impact resale value, even a minor fender bender. For example, you may have been ...

Determining Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Accident Dec 3, 2015

Some car accidents are pretty cut-and-dry when it comes to determining fault. Other times it comes down to one driver’s word against another. When a crash involves three or more drivers, assigning fault can become complicated. Even if one driver ...

Where do Most Car Accidents Happen? Nov 30, 2015

Car accidents can happen anywhere. However, they take place in more specific spots, during certain times of day and even months of the year. For example, more accidents are reported in Missouri during December than any other month of the year. ...

Should I See a Doctor After a Car Accident? Nov 23, 2015

If you’ve just been in a car accident, you may go through a range of emotions, including shock, anger and even guilt. If you were seriously injured, you may be facing huge medical costs, lifetime disability, lost wages and psychological trauma. In ...

Is Vehicle Color Related to Accident Rates? Nov 20, 2015

While it seems insignificant in the event of an accident, vehicles of certain colors are more likely to be involved in car accidents. Researchers have found certain vehicle colors are safer, while others pose a higher risk to drivers. What color car ...

Do Car Accidents Cause PTSD? Nov 17, 2015

Getting into an auto accident can be an extremely upsetting experience for anyone, especially if an injury or death was involved. It is completely normal for car accident victims to go through a range of emotions, from guilt and anger, to fear and ...

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