In 2018, 27 teens were killed in traffic accidents in Utah. In total, 263 people were killed across the state. In 2019, that number has risen to 198 people so far, as of Nov. 13.
Car crashes can lead to a number of serious injuries, from lacerations to head injuries. Something people don't always think about, though, is the risk of injuries from burns.
Car crashes happen every day, but nothing can prepare you for when it happens to you. You were just driving a regular route when a driver from out of state crossed the center line and hit you. You had no time to slow down or prepare for the crash, so you both hit while traveling 45 mph.
There are many safety dangers that motorcyclists can face here in Utah. These hazards can have tragic consequences. Sadly, Utah’s roads have been a particularly deadly place for motorcyclists in recent years. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, motorcycle accident fatalities have been on the increase in the state.
Men and women get into the driver's seat every day to go to work, run errands, pick up their kids, take road trips and so much more. When car manufacturers implement safety features, you would expect they take all drivers into consideration.
Cars that are moving at a faster speed can make a larger impact during an accident, which can lead to fatalities. New research shows speed limits that enable this driving behavior increase motorists’ risk of traffic deaths.
When someone chooses to get behind the wheel after drinking, they have made a choice that puts other lives at risk. They should be held accountable if they cause an accident.
Many people may think pedestrians are at a lower risk for injury if they decide to walk instead of drive. The risk of getting into a car accident may lead travelers to consider if they are close enough to their destination to make it there and back on foot.
This week, Volvo unveiled another part of its Vision 2020 plan, the initiative to eliminate motor vehicle fatalities caused by its products by 2020. In our last blog post, we discussed the automaker’s decision to limit top speeds in its new vehicles and the company’s intention to eventually address distracted and drunk driving.
While many people focus on new automotive technology such as self-driving cars, one manufacturer is looking at limitations for a vehicle's top speed.