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The most common car accident injuries

Car accidents happen every day across Arizona, and the injuries that result from them vary. Factors like speed and the location of impact are important. For instance, a car going 15 mph that rear-ends a stationary car may lead to minor injuries and scratches in occupants of both vehicles. The injuries will most likely not be long-term. If the car were going 40 mph, however, there could be a fatality, especially if the car collides on an occupant's side.

What to know about soft tissue injuries

While hard tissue injuries affect the bone and cartilage, soft tissue injuries affect the muscles, tendons and ligaments. They are often linked with car accidents because the impact combined with sudden braking leads to the stretching of the tissues and, consequently, tears, sprains, soreness and strain. Drivers in Arizona will want to know more in case they find themselves filing a personal injury claim.

Study shows automatic braking can prevent backup collisions

Backing up a vehicle is a risky maneuver that can lead to vehicle damage, injuries and sometimes even death, especially that of children. For this reason, drivers in Arizona should be aware of a report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that studied the effect of new safety technology on backup collision rates.

Study shows advantage of collision avoidance systems

Arizona motorists may want to reconsider the benefits of collision avoidance systems after hearing about the results of a study published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The IIHS has shown that these systems can dramatically decrease the number of accidents and injuries.

NTSB explains how speeding deaths could be reduced

In Arizona and across the U.S., roadway fatalities have been increasing. This is due mostly to speeding, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board. After studying the crash history between 2005 and 2014, NTSB researchers found that 31 percent of all traffic fatalities were caused by speeding. The number of speeding deaths (112,580) was just a little lower than the number of DUI-related deaths (112,948).

Overloaded trucks and driving safety

Commercial truck drivers should know that an overloaded truck is in violation of several federal as well as state trucking regulations. Cargo that is unbalanced or overweight increases the chances that a driver will not be able to control the vehicle. However, according to statistics, overloaded trucks are one of the main causes of accidents involving trucks in Arizona and the rest of the country.

Defusing road rage and avoiding aggressive drivers

At some point in their lives, many Arizona drivers will experience road rage. While they can work to calm themselves down if they are experiencing this phenomenon themselves, the situation can become particularly scary when it is another driver who is acting angry or aggressive. In order to defuse road range that is happening behind them, there are several things drivers can do.

Six common crash scenarios and how to avoid them

Over 6 million car crashes occur in Arizona and across the U.S. each year, with tens of thousands of motorists dying annually. Starting in 2015, car crash fatality rates have reached a 50-year high. The results of university studies, road camera footage and other data all point to one thing: Most accidents can be avoided because most occur out of simple misunderstandings and miscalculations.

December 2017 is impaired driving prevention month

Many families in Arizona know firsthand the pain of losing a loved one or of watching a loved one suffer through an injury that resulted from an automobile accident connected to alcohol. It is estimated that in the United States, one person loses their life every 50 minutes on average because of a car crash involving alcohol.

Tips for safer winter driving

Drivers in Arizona that experience severe winters will be glad to know that there are many ways to cut down on the risk for car crashes during this period. Sometimes snow isn't the worst factor. Ice can cause drivers to lose control as it makes braking and steering much more difficult. Black ice, which makes the road look wet, is especially deceptive.

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