To keep themselves and others safe, parents must avoid common distractions on the road. These include things like talking on the phone or trying to eat or drink while driving. Any type of multitasking can lead to an accident.
Car accidents happen every day in Virginia Beach. In most cases, the victims walk away injury-free, but in some cases, they suffer from obvious and life-altering injuries. The worst kind of injuries, however, can be the ones that don't appear right away.
You see it all the time in the movies: A car crashes and immediately bursts into a ball of flames. It's dramatic and intense, but is it just the way Hollywood changes things for the big screen, or can it really happen?
Some drivers seem to ignore the helpful mirrors that their vehicles are equipped with. Even though most cars have a rearview mirror and two side-view mirrors, many irresponsible motorists never seem to use them. Moreover, many drivers are also failing to use their turn signals when turning and changing lanes. This is creating a dangerous situation on the road and causing numerous accidents.
Red lights mean "STOP" but many Virginia motorists are seeing more and more drivers ignoring this important rule. What are the reasons that someone would drive through a red light? Here are the main reasons for a red-light-running crash:
Obviously, traffic controls are necessary to keep drivers safe. However, some experts do complain that road signs themselves can be a distraction, and that can lead to accidents.
It's hard to believe, but approximately 2 million people lose their lives because of auto accidents each year. These crashes are all different in the way they happen, but the vast majority of them can fall into a handful of categories.
Consumers in the United States work hard for their money. Outside of purchasing a home, buying a motor vehicle tends to be one of the most significant purchases U.S residents make. In almost all cases, they have to purchase their new cars on credit. Considering what a financial commitment it is, they tend to expect their new cars to be in proper working condition and not pose a threat to their safety.
You take a driving test at age 16, and you must pass it to get your license. However, many drivers never have to take a road test again. Is that wise? Some have argued that more tests are needed when drivers reach retirement age.
Every season brings its own set of weather conditions. The summer months bring rain and hot weather, which can create certain types of dangers for drivers, but fall and winter are even worse with their potential for snow, ice and poor visibility. Then, we have springtime when the snow begins to alternatively melt and freeze, resulting in slippery and slick driving surfaces.