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Posts tagged "Motor Vehicle Accidents"

Drowsy driving a serious issue in ridesharing industry

The ridesharing industry in Arizona, as elsewhere, comes with some inherent safety risks, according to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Many ridesharing drivers, compelled by low fares and salary incentives, drive after extended periods of wakefulness and run the risk of becoming sleep-deprived. This means more cases of drowsy driving.

Accident rates increase for dump and concrete delivery trucks

Bad driving habits are a widespread issue in the trucking industry. Many truckers in Arizona, as elsewhere, feel that it's fine to speed, drive while using their cell phone and drive in a drowsy state of mind. Others may grow negligent because they are urged on by the promise of by-the-load incentives. Unfortunately, these habits are largely behind the increase in truck accidents.

Strategies to stay safe near aggressive drivers

Road rage can happen at any time when driving on Arizona roads or any others throughout the country. Those who encounter aggressive drivers are encouraged to do whatever it takes to handle the situation in a calm manner. If a person is driving on a highway with multiple lanes, it is a good idea to change lanes as soon as it is safe to do so.

2018 road safety report from WHO finds traffic deaths on the rise

The World Health Organization has released its 2018 Global Status Report on Road Safety. One of its most startling finds is that traffic accidents now make up the eighth biggest cause of death worldwide, above both HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Globally, they are the leading cause of death among those aged 5 to 29. While most Arizona residents only have to contend with negligent drivers, low-income countries are also plagued with many poor road conditions.

ZF has reassuring data on the effectiveness of external airbags

Arizona residents who keep up with advances in vehicle safety technology may have heard about manufacturers working on external airbags. The ZF Group has come out with reassuring safety data as well as a strategy for implementing such technology. As with self-driving cars, it will take a while for ZF and other manufacturers to perfect the technology; after that, it will take longer for the airbags to become standard.

Another study shows that auto emergency braking really works

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has some good news for Arizona drivers who own cars with automatic emergency braking systems. The IIHS conducted a study to see how often GM vehicles with auto emergency braking were involved in accidents compared to cars that don't have this feature. The conclusion of the researchers is that auto emergency braking works well to prevent collisions.

Accidental injuries are a leading cause of death

For people age 44 and under, the leading cause of death is accidental injury. This may come as a surprise to many Arizona residents. According to 2016 statistics, however, 61,749 Americans in the aforementioned age group died due to unintended incidents of various types. This amounts to nearly twice as many as from cancer and heart disease combined. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted two primary types of accidental deaths: motor vehicle crashes and unintentional poisonings.

How drivers can stay safe in bright sunlight

Bright sunlight in the early morning or late afternoon can create visual illusions, hurt drivers' eyes and reduce reaction times. The risk for a life-threatening car crash actually goes up 16 percent in bright sunlight when compared to normal weather. That's why drivers in Arizona will want to consider the following tips for staying safe during such conditions.

Arizona drivers should be aware of distracted driving

According to safety advocates, distracted driving is becoming a major problem throughout Arizona and the rest of the country. In fact, a recent AAA poll shows that 88 percent of motorists consider distracted driving to be the most significant danger on the nation's roadways. This is a real threat because an ever-increasing number of drivers rely heavily on cell phones.

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