The collapse of the newly constructed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University is a horrifying example of the unexpected failure of a massive structure.
A rollover is possibly the most frightening type of crash you could ever have. The vehicle suddenly flips, and you are powerless to stop it. You can only hope to ride it out as you are bounced around and upside down.
The term “crashworthiness” is frequently used when manufacturers test vehicles for safety.
As a motorist on the highways and byways in and around Baltimore, you are accustomed to seeing big rigs. What you do not want to see, let alone be involved in, is a truck-related crash.
The first plaintiffs have filed lawsuits after the Amtrak passenger train derailment that occurred near Tacoma, Washington, on Dec. 18, 2017.
It’s normal to feel shaky after a car accident, from the unexpected jolt of a rear-end collision or simply the commotion of a fender-bender. But as the shock wears off, you may feel OK, even relieved it wasn’t worse. You’ll probably be more concerned about the damage to your car.
You may take public transportation to and from work or your college classes. Perhaps you join friends or family now and then for a trip on a motor coach.
After compiling highway accident figures from 2016, the National Safety Council found that traffic deaths increased 6 percent over 2015. The Council also conducted a survey about driving behaviors that revealed some unsettling results.
Highway maintenance and rebuilding projects can be a nuisance to drivers. However, it is more important to think of the consequences if you do not take adequate safety precautions while passing through a construction zone.
Many teens (and a lot of adults) are not keeping their eyes on the road and their focus on driving because they are sending or receiving text messages. This extreme form of distracted driving has caused thousands of car accidents. Sometimes those texting teens are injured or killed. Sometimes they injure pedestrians or innocent people in other vehicles.