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Are Supply Chain Shortages Affecting Car Safety Technology?

For any person going shopping, the supply shortage for many items has been more than transparent. Every industry, from food to automotive supplies, has experienced a shortage of certain items. Although many items have become readily available since the height of the pandemic, some items are still struggling to find their way back to consumers. » Read More

Can Later Start Times for School Improve Safety?

A study published in the Journal of Clinical of Sleep Medicine suggests that later start times for school can improve safety for teen drivers. Based on this study, researchers at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) recommend pushing middle and high school start times back to 8:30 a.m. or later. According to the AASM, » Read More

New Google App Detects Accidents

Today’s vehicles are equipped with safety technology, like automatic braking and lane departure warnings, that can help prevent serious car accidents. While extremely effective, these safety features cannot always prevent car accidents from happening. In an effort to ensure that first responders arrive to the accident scene as quickly as possible, Google developed its Personal » Read More

Safety Tips From NASCAR Drivers

In an average NASCAR race, drivers often reach speeds of over 200 miles per hour as they careen around the track. This can be very dangerous, but the drivers are experienced professionals who have been trained to race cars. They are also very knowledgeable when it comes to car safety because their careers and their » Read More

Preventing Teen-Related Drowsy Driving Accidents  

  It is a sobering fact that car accidents are the leading cause of fatalities among adolescents. Many of these tragic accidents are the result of drunk driving, distracted driving, texting while driving, or other irresponsible behavior brought on by peer pressure or the desire to look cool in front of friends. However, many of » Read More

Low Speed Car Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries

Car accidents that occur on busy highways and interstates often result in serious injuries and significant property damage. The faster a car is traveling, the greater the force of impact will be when it crashes. While low speed accidents tend to be much less serious, often resulting in little to no damage to the vehicle, » Read More

Rise in Wrong-Way Crashes

Over the course of 14 weeks, on or near a relatively small stretch of Route 50, five people lost their lives in three separate head-on collisions that occurred when drivers ended up on the wrong side of the road, going in the opposite direction of traffic. The five victims, ranging in age from 22 to » Read More

Paramedics Offer Safety Tips for Car Seats

Selecting the right car seat for a child is among the many purchases that can be extremely overwhelming for parents. It can be difficult to decide which car seat to buy when there are hundreds of models available that offer different safety features and come with a wide range of consumer reviews. Cost is another » Read More

Back Seat Passengers Less Likely to Wear Seat Belts  

  It is common knowledge that seat belts are one of the most effective and life-saving safety features in a motor vehicle. In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 13,941 lives were saved by proper seat belt use. However, they are useless if the occupants of the vehicle do not use them. » Read More

Too Many Drivers Pass School Buses Illegally

When approaching a school bus that has stopped and has flashing red lights on, cars traveling in the same direction are prohibited from passing the bus until the flashing lights are turned off. Cars approaching from the opposite direction must also stop, unless there is a physical barrier, such as a median. Unfortunately, too many » Read More