Crash fatalities 21 percent lower when teens don’t drive teens

In a recent Nevada car crash, a vehicle drifted into the median and then rolled when the teen who was driving over-corrected the car. According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, two of the three teenage passengers were not wearing restraints, and one of these was killed when he was thrown from the vehicle. Unfortunately, this story is not an isolated event. According to the National Highway Traffic … [Read more...]

Common night driving risks

Even the most conscientious motorist can have significant difficulties driving in nighttime conditions. Not only does the lack of sunlight reduce motorists’ ability to see, but the darkness can affect a variety of other details as well. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and esurance, motorists are three times more likely to be fatally injured while driving at night. … [Read more...]

What are the top 3 causes of car accidents?

Car accidents are a significant source of physical, financial and emotional distress. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 million people are involved in car accidents each year. Furthermore, car accidents represent the leading cause of death among teenagers. For drivers and pedestrians in both Nevada and across the United States, understanding the leading causes of car … [Read more...]

Hit-and-run accidents rising across the nation

The Las Vegas Sun reported that a pedestrian in Las Vegas was killed while crossing the street in a hit-and-run accident recently. Alarmingly, data shows that hit-and-run accidents in the United States are on the rise. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatal hit-and-run accidents, including pedestrian accidents, rose during each of the past three years for which the … [Read more...]