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If you are like most adults, you have probably been involved in an automobile accident at one time or another. Perhaps it was a minor fender-bender in a parking lot, or a major collision which left you with serious injuries. According to one study, most adults will be involved in one auto accident at least every 17.9 years. If you happen to be one of the unlucky drivers whose accident is serious, you will go through an experience which can be difficult, painful and expensive.
Serious car accidents can be reduced by following safe driving practices and driving defensively, however you might be surprised at some of the more shocking car accident statistics, including the following:
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Many consider spring cleaning an annual ritual. So, it is time to extend home spring cleaning to your car. Spring cleaning for your car, however, does not only involve actual cleaning, rather includes ensuring your car is running safely and smoothly. After a cold, harsh winter, your car may be in desperate need of attention. Aside from that, a car which is well-maintained, is cheaper to run, more reliable, worth more in resale, and is safer for yourself and your passengers. Some spring car-care tips which can help you make it through the upcoming spring and summer months, include:
Parents are right to worry about their teenage drivers. Every year, car crashes claim the lives of more than 2,700 teenagers and send an additional 282,000 teens to the emergency room. Since parents are often the ones who teach their teenagers to drive – it is important for parents to take some time to teach their teens more than just how to parallel park. Some of the most important lessons parents can teach their teens about driving have absolutely nothing to do with ACTUAL driving and everything to do with staying safe behind the wheel.
Every year, there are more than 5.5 million car accidents in the United States alone. While many of these are relatively minor, a large number are extremely catastrophic and more than 30,000 will result in a fatality. When you are injured in a car accident, friends and family members will try to help – often giving advice on what you should do or not do afterwards. Sadly, some of this information is simply not true – and believing these myths could jeopardize your ability to collect compensation and file a claim.
Each year, thousands of Americans are injured or killed on roads and highways simply due to poor road conditions. Poor conditions can be a result of natural events like flash floods or ice storms, but dangerous conditions can also result from poor upkeep and physical condition. Even though there are state and federal laws in place that require cities to maintain safe roadways, it’s impossible to ensure that every single road is totally safe.
The National Safety Council estimates that in 2015, more than 38,000 people were killed in car accidents across the United States. This was the deadliest year on American roads since 2007. While a car accident can occur at any time and on any day of the year, there are certain days that are deadlier than others for car drivers. These days see an increase in car accidents, largely because of drunk or intoxicated drivers mingling with increased traffic or young drivers. Some months are also deadlier than others – due to increased vacation traffic. So, what are the deadliest days of the year?