Car accidents may seem unavoidable. Even experienced and safe drivers can still end up in accidents, often due to the recklessness or fault of others. However, there are steps you can take to reduce the chances of being in a car accident by recognizing common causes for car crashes and avoiding those situations.
Late last month, government officials for highway safety asked smart phone makers such as Apple and Samsung to shut down functions like camera apps and manual text entry when they detect the user is in motion. Although the guidelines proposed by the feds are voluntary, they aim to curb the surge in deaths on U.S. highways due to distracted driving.
Not only is Halloween one of the busiest night of the year for pedestrians, it's actually the most fatal. According to AAA, 4 p.m. to midnight on Halloween is the deadliest night of the year, and much of the fatal accidents have to do with cars.
This week is National Teen Driver Safety week. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is using their 5 to Drive campaign to educate teens and parents on the biggest dangers facing teen drivers: texting, speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving, and failure to buckle up.