For most people, driving is a casual activity that is as natural as breathing. We weave through traffic and breeze around corners almost without looking, and certainly without thinking critically about our actions. But all of that changes the moment we become parents and start transporting our children.
Rear-end accidents accounted for nearly half of all collisions between 2012 and 2014. Most of these crashes were relatively minor, but a significant percentage of them resulted in severe vehicle damage and injuries.
There are countless scenarios that lead to multi-vehicle accidents, but a significant number of them are multi-car pileups that are caused by distracted drivers. These collisions often result in severe injuries and fatalities. In fact, more than half of all car occupant fatalities in 2016 occurred in multi-vehicle accidents, reports the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – a total of over 12,000 fatalities in a single year.
It is common knowledge that seat belts save lives, yet millions of drivers and passengers choose to hit the road without buckling up. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 7 drivers in the United States fails to wear a seat belt – and the consequences are often fatal.
According to The New Orleans Advocate, a tragic pedestrian accident involving a pickup truck and a mother and daughter resulted in one fatality late last month. The incident occurred when the two parties on foot were attempting to cross an intersection in the Seventh Ward.
The elements that make motorcycle riding so exhilarating—speed, power, and total exposure—are the very same ones that make it incredibly dangerous. According to the Insurance Information Institute, motorcyclists are far more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to sustain injuries or die in a collision.