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Sweat-Sensing Car Seats in Accident Prevention

By Car Accident Help on November 30, 2017

people-2590992_1920Nissan has revealed a new technology.

The sweat-sensing car seat (known as Soak) can, according to Nissan, assist with vehicle accident prevention. The seat has the ability to analyze a driver’s perspiration to detect high salt levels, which may be an indicator of dehydration. Research conducted by the European Hydration Institute and Loughborough University suggests that dehydrated drivers are as “error-prone” as those who have been drinking alcohol.  Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Accident

Motorcyclist Killed in Oklahoma City Construction Zone Accident

By Car Accident Help on November 24, 2017

city-1907536_1920A fatal motorcycle crash was recently reported in Oklahoma City. A 48-year-old man was driving a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on I-235 approaching a construction work zone. He apparently slowed down and was hit in the rear by a Chevrolet. The man, who was not wearing a helmet, died at the scene. Investigators are still reviewing the details of the collision. Read the rest »

Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

iOS Update: Will “Do Not Disturb” Help Drivers?

By Car Accident Help on November 12, 2017

ios-1091302_1920In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration attributed 13% of all traffic fatalities to distracted driving. The percentage may actually be much higher, since drivers are not likely to admit they were not focused on the road. Read the rest »

Posted in: Distracted Driver

My Friend Is Drunk and Wants to Drive, What Should I Do?

By Car Accident Help on November 6, 2017

alcohol-428392_1920Approximately 28 Americans are fatally injured each day in accidents involving an intoxicated driver.

There were roughly 10,200 deaths in 2015 attributed to drunk driving, making up nearly 30% of all roadway fatalities. Approximately 1.1 million people were arrested for DUI in 2015. This data clearly shows the importance of preventing those who are intoxicated from getting behind the wheel. If you’re out with a friend who is drinking, don’t let him (or her) drive home! Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Accident

Autonomous Trucks—Are They Safer?

By Car Accident Help on October 31, 2017

eighteen-wheeler-614201_1920Autonomous vehicles have the potential to improve transportation of both goods and passengers.

Self-driving vehicles are likely to emerge in the commercial trucking sector, a large segment of the economy that is responsible for transporting 70% of all freight, which translates to over 10 billion tons. An American Trucking Association (ATA) report stated that the industry is currently in need of 48,000 additional drivers. Read the rest »

Posted in: Product Liability

You Don’t Have to Wear a Helmet While Riding a Motorcycle—But Should You?

By Car Accident Help on October 28, 2017

vespa-1622098_1920Motorcycling has its own “gear.” Riders usually wear long sleeves and pants, gloves, boots, and some wear a helmet.

According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), Department of Transportation-approved helmets improve rider safety. The effectiveness of helmets has been documented in studies for many years, and the MSF strongly suggests that riders make the responsible choice. A helmet does not guarantee that a motorcycle rider will survive a crash, but data indicates an improved chance of survival. Read the rest »

Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

Volkswagen Faces More Recall Woes

By Car Accident Help on October 21, 2017

vw-2541294_1920The wave of automobile recalls has continued in 2017 with Volkswagen now conducting a recall on 281,000 vehicles across the U.S. for a potential problem involving fuel pump failure. This applies exclusively to models with gasoline-powered 4-cylinder engines, including the 2009–2016 CC models and the 2006–2010 Passat models. Records show that there is a potential electric outage in the module that controls the fuel pump. This lack of power results in a sudden stoppage of flowing fuel, which stalls the engine, stopping the vehicle in its tracks. Read the rest »

Posted in: Product Liability

Left Leaning Drivers, Beware

By Car Accident Help on October 14, 2017

highway-2156695_1920The Oklahoma legislature recently passed House Bill 2312, which has been signed by the Governor and will take effect on November 1, 2017.

This law states that vehicles are only allowed to use the left-hand lane for passing other vehicles. Not traveling “permanently.” Read the rest »

Posted in: Law & Information

Driverless Trucks Coming to a Highway Near You

By Car Accident Help on October 7, 2017

truck-602567_1920A House Committee on Energy and Commerce bill known as H.R. 3388 that encourages the production “self-driving vehicles” is being considered in Congress. Read the rest »

Posted in: Product Liability

Takata Strikes Again

By Car Accident Help on October 1, 2017

texture-860666_1920An investigation is underway after the 13th death attributed to a faulty Takata airbag unit. Read the rest »

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