Drivers Talk On Cellphones Less, Surf and Email More

State Farm has been conducting an annual survey since 2009 that tracks the behaviors of drivers in relation to their cell phones. Surveys show that actual talking on cellphones has decreased, while texting while driving has remained steady. Surfing the web while driving, however, has...

Three Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, over 10% of all accidents on Florida roadways in 2013 involved commercial trucks. Accidents involving trucks are usually much more damaging and deadly because of their size. Knowing the most common causes of truck...

How Vehicle Size and Weight Influence Car Crash Outcome

When a person or persons are involved in a car crash, injuries resulting from the accident are reflected on the forces that act on the vehicle occupants, and these forces are affected by two key physical factors: vehicle weight and size. The weight of a...

The Dangers of Running Out of Gas

Suddenly running out of gas while driving on road or a highway can cause a serious accident. Many accidents have occurred after a vehicle has run out of gas and stalls on the road, getting struck from behind. Running out of gas before you can...

Proper Flooring to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

Making sure you implement appropriate flooring can be the first step in the prevention of slips, trips, and falls. The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) recommends following these guidelines when choosing the proper flooring:Slip resistance – The flooring should have a wet, static coefficient of...

Bicycle Safety for Children: Myths and Facts

Learning to ride a bike is an exciting milestone during childhood. A child getting their first bike is like a young adult getting their first car. It’s new, exciting, and thrilling. But just like cars, bicycles can result in accidents. Taking proper safety precautions is...

Common Pedestrian Collisions

Pedestrian collisions can occur anywhere at any time and are caused by a variety of different reasons. In 2012, more than 4,700 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes and 76,000 suffered injuries. That equates to a pedestrian injury every 7 minutes and an average of...

Early Signs of Tire Failure

The tires on your car are not only to make it mobile; they play a crucial role in your safety. They are the only parts of the vehicle that physically touch the ground and so are one of the key factors that affect your car’s...

High Chair Injury Prevention

It’s not uncommon for a family with young children to have a high chair to help comfortably and safely spoon-feed their child. Unfortunately, many children are suffering injuries because of high chairs. Injuries from high chairs are on the rise, which suggests that guardians and...

Kiddie & Inflatable Pools Safety Tips

It’s no secret that in ground pools can be dangerous, especially for young children. The start of the summer season often comes with tragic stories about children drowning in pools.Parents might try to minimize their child’s risk by avoiding in ground pools altogether and buying...