Lane departure warning, blind spot warning and oncoming traffic detectors while backing are just some of the features installed on later model vehicles. Due to these and other devices, the streets of Iowa are becoming safer.
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A company has revolutionized the way accidents occur on the highway. They’ve invented a clever and safe barrage tool called the Road Roller System. The system is a safety fixture that prevents drivers and passengers from fatal accidents.
Transportation vehicles have seen changes in technology, but not more than in recent years. So for example, automatic brakes from ten years ago are not the same high-tech systems of today. Neither is electronic stabilization control. Hence, it is all a new ball game when compared to just a few years ago.
Hum is designed by Verizon to help keep your teen safer when sitting behind the wheel. With motor vehicle accidents serving as the leading cause of death among teenagers, hum can serve as some form of relief to any parent whose teen is on the road.
All across the United States, there currently exists a potentially defective end cap installed on guardrails (called the guardrail terminal) – this is an endcap called the “ET-Plus” manufactured by Trinity Industries. This end cap does not collapse when a car impacts it, but rather has the potential to cut the car into pieces and the rails have speared through the driver or passenger-side doors, into seats and through the vehicle floors.
Even though many states have banned handheld phone use, no states have banned hands-free so drivers and auto manufactures continue to produce cars with hands-free communication built into the dashboards. It’s no wonder that drivers are under the assumption that it must be safe.
Advice and ratings abound on the internet, but how do you know what you're getting? For tips from personal injury lawyer Bill Coats on buying the right car seat, click here.
When a semi jackknifes: how it happens, how to prevent it, and what to do if you're in an accident with one
Most likely you’ve seen the harrowing pictures in the media, as these are usually significant, scary accidents. When a truck jackknifes, it’s a big deal. Jackknifing means that the trailer skids up and folds against the tractor at a very acute angle. You can think of it like a pocket knife partly opened. Any other vehicles nearby are vulnerable to being hit by the trailer as it swings around, and, as you can imagine, worst case scenarios can happen in the blink of an eye. A car can be smashed in between the tractor and its trailer, or it can be hit at any angle by the trailer as it swings out of control. Often in these accidents, especially since they tend to occur on highways at fast speeds, fatalities and serious injuries occur. If you or a loved one has been involved in a wreck with a semi tractor trailer that jackknifed, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages and losses.
All things considered, most Americans will be in a total of 3-4 accidents in their lifetimes, according to this article linked toForbes Magazine. Cars are getting safer, but more and more people are on the roads, and are increasingly driving distracted. Click to learn your odds of dying in a motor vehicle collision.