When thinking about road rash, we may think everything will be all right. It is not a big issue. However, it can be a very big issue and require medical treatment far exceeding the proverbial, “It will heal itself.” philosophy.
Many people find boat racing to be an exhilarating sport. The boats are often flashy, high-tech and can race across the waves. With this ability comes danger. Those operating the boats have to be careful because just one maneuvering mistake could lead to disaster.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) changed its 2018 testing criteria for headlight safety. Now it includes both illumination and passenger-side frontal impacts.
On November 29, 2017 the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) announced improvements made to its website to assist consumers in getting the most up-to-date information as quickly as possible using its new search functions.
When most of the U.S. population thinks of winter, the visions of snow-covered roads, icy bridges, and the potential for accidents come to mind. Obviously, these visions are not of Florida.
Motorcycle accidents are not like other vehicle accidents. There is a higher level of risk associated with riding a motorcycle. Evidence is important in litigating motorcycle accident cases.
CBS Miami reported on October 12, 2017 that the NHTSA is receiving an increased number of reports about shattering sunroofs while vehicles are being driven.
As we enter 2018, we begin to think about things we want to do differently in the New Year. Usually resolutions center on weight loss goals, breaking bad habits, or financial goals. The list needs to include a resolution to make changes for the better in our driving habits so we have a safer 2018.
The most current statistics available from the NHTSA show that during the holiday period, it was found that 41 percent of the fatalities on the road occurred on New Year’s and 38 percent on Christmas. New Year’s Eve driving is dangerous as there are more alcohol-related vehicle accidents on this one night than any other night in the year.
The Cape Coral Police Department released its traffic accident report as of December 4, 2017 showing an increase to date in the number of fatalities in 2017 as compared to 2016. The current number of 2017 fatalities is 15, the highest since 2013 which had 19.