Car Accidents

This article from foxnews.com describes the reasons why the number of traffic fatalities have decreased. Read More About Highway Deaths Fall to Lowest Level Since 1949…

A Belgian man involved in a near fatal car crash in 1983 was presumed to be in a vegetative state for 23 years. However, a neurologist discovered his brain was still functioning and he was conscious the entire time. Read More About Car Crash Victim Thought to be in Coma for 23 Years was Conscious…

This Washington Post article discusses the recent increase in deaths of motorcycle riders in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. Read More About Increase in Motorcycle Deaths Raise Concerns…

In a recent Washington Post article, C. Davenport reports on the recent deaths caused by tractor-trailers on Interstate 81. The interstate highway has become a magnet for trucks and the Washington Post reports that I-81 has more than twice as many fatalities for crashes as that on I-95, a more heavily traveled road in Virginia. […]

Read More About American Academy of Pediatrics 2012 Car Seat Safety Guide…

Read More About Centreville man who hit trooper must help with “Move Over” program…

Every year, teenage drivers are involved in 6,000 to 8,000 car crashes – four times the rate of older drivers. A recent National Teen Driver Survey attempted to find out why. And to get more honest answers, researchers asked thousands of high school students what their friends do while driving. While some 90 percent of […]

Trooper P.C. Gardner is the fourth Virginia trooper to be struck by a passing vehicle in only six weeks. Virginia’s General Assembly, recognizing the dire need to protect troopers from the danger of inattentive drivers, has passed an amended version of Virginia’s “move-over” law. The law requires that motorists who are able to move into […]

Dr. Mannering’s study of accidents in Washington State from 1992 to 1997, a period during which air bags and antilock brakes became prevalent, showed that counter to what would seem logical, there was no major reduction in accidents even with the spread of two seemingly effective safety features. “It just shows how hard it is […]

The government on Wednesday signed an agreement with China that will improve information sharing on auto safety following last summer’s recall of thousands of defective Chinese-made tires. The “memorandum of understanding” signed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and China’s National Reform and Development Commission will “strengthen cooperation and communication” on several motor vehicle […]

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