Category: Car Accidents

Motorcycle Safety Awareness: Not Just in the Month of May

A motorcycle driving down the road from the rider

Each year, the month of May is designated as National Motorcycle Safety Awareness and National Bicycle Safety Month. However, to decrease motorcycle fatalities, motorcycle safety awareness should be observed all year long. Riders of motorcycles and bicycles are particularly vulnerable to serious or fatal injury after an accident. According to data from the National Highway Traffic […]

Fatigue: A Common Cause of Transportation Vehicle Accidents

A plane flying, viewed from beneath

Transportation vehicle accidents occur for a number of reasons—including human fatigue. “These schedules over the past several years are killing me.”  The prophetic statement was made by 58-year old United Parcel Service (UPS) cargo pilot Capt. Cerea Beal his co-pilot. The co-pilot, 37-year old Shanda Fanning, responded she had gotten a good rest but […]

Improving the Rear View to Reduce Backing Accidents

A man reaching up to adjust a rear-view mirror

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) introduced new rules in March to decrease backover injury rates by increasing visibility. Backing accidents needlessly take lives each year.  According to NHTSA, backover accidents cause approximately 15,000 injuries each year and more than 200 deaths. Tragedies and Injuries Related to Backovers In January of this year, a […]

Reducing Trucking & Transit Accidents with Operation Quick Strike

A semi truck that has crashed into the guardrail at the side of the road

Trucking and transit accidents take lives and cause millions in property damage each year. In April 2013, FMSCA took aim at 250 at-risk carriers across the country. Quick Strike operates through specially trained agents located throughout the country. On the ground, these special operations units conduct in-depth inspections that lead to results—and better safety. Results […]