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June 2019 Archives

NHTSA estimates slight drop in road deaths in 2018

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that there was a 1% decrease in fatal roadway crashes from 2017 to 2018: from 37,133 fatalities to 36,750, to be specific. While it is not a dramatic decrease, it is better than the increase that occurred in 2015. Mississippi residents may remember that that year saw the first spike in fatalities since the 1960s.

What motorcyclists can do to avoid accidents

Motorcycle accidents in Mississippi can be severe, even deadly. Motorcyclists, though they may own a top-quality motorcycle with great handling and powerful brakes, can get into accidents through their own carelessness, so they will want to consider the following safety tips. Some of these are linked to concrete scenarios.

Rear-seat passengers could be at risk

In many ways, drivers in Mississippi are more protected from car crashes now than at any time in the past. Built-in safety technologies have been dramatically improved. However, rear-seat passengers may face more risks, especially as most safety innovations are designed to protect the driver and front-seat passenger. There are a number of reasons for these developments, including the fact that the rear seat is inherently safer in some types of collisions.

Determining liability and other complications of truck accidents

For some people in Mississippi, being in a motor vehicle accident with a truck may cause more complications than being in one with a car. One reason is because the size of a semi-truck can mean an accident causes more damage. This size also means that if the vehicles remain on the highway after an accident, they might be more likely to cause additional accidents.

Car wrecks and demonstrating negligence

Negligence is a term that has a precise definition in legal practice. Knowing something about how negligence works in car accident cases could help Mississippi readers drive more safely or determine whether the other driver in a car wreck was negligent. In order for a determination of negligence by the court, the plaintiff must demonstrate a duty was breached by the defendant and that the breach directly caused the plaintiff's damages.

How technology can reduce traffic fatalities

Getting behind the wheel of an automobile can end in a deadly accident, and in more than 90% of them, human error is to blame. Almost 100 people die every day in traffic-related accidents. The average annual death total from 2016 to 2018 was more than 40,000. Alcohol was a factor in around one-quarter of those fatalities. However, technology could be making the roads safer for people in Mississippi and throughout the country.

CVSA to hold Operation Safe Driver Week July 14 to 20

Mississippi residents, including truck, bus and other commercial vehicle drivers, should be careful how they drive, especially during the week of July 14 to 20. The reason is that the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will be holding its annual Operation Safe Driver Week at that time. This is a period of increased enforcement of traffic laws.


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