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3 common car accident causes most people never think about

When Pennsylvania motorists are navigating traffic, they don't have a running tally of all the car accident causes in their minds. In fact, the average driver probably isn't even thinking about the possibility of a car accident at all. Nevertheless, the following three issues commonly cause fatal or injurious collisions. Therefore, it's important for motorists to be aware of them.

Motorcycle safety: The statistics reveal all

There's no doubt that driving a motorcycle with the wind against your skin through the country roads of Pennsylvania is one of the most invigorating experiences you could have. There's also no doubt that a motorcycle can be a very dangerous piece of equipment when you don't drive it properly.

Kia recalls vehicles to prevent fatal air bag injuries

The Japanese air bag manufacturer, Takata, has been showing up in the news every other week for the last decade. The air bag maker manufactured tens of millions of deadly air bags that have ended up in vehicles throughout the world, resulting in a constant stream of recalls. In fact, so many recalls have occurred that it will be impossible for the world to fix all of the affected cars. This fact, however, has not deterred Kia from issuing yet another Takata-related air bag recall of 507,000 defective cars before it has even determined a solution to the problem.

Have you checked to see if your car has a recalled Takata airbag?

Most people have heard about the Takata airbag recall. However, they don't know the frightening details related to just how deadly these airbags are. The tragic Takata scandal first erupted a decade ago after a deadly pattern was identified: People were dying in minor fender-benders because their airbags had exploded like grenades.

Most commercial truck accidents are preventable

State and federal regulators have created numerous traffic laws and guidelines to keep us safe on the road. These laws apply to all drivers of motor vehicles indiscriminately. There's one class of laws, however, that applies strictly to commercial vehicle drivers and the companies that employ them. When a truck driver violates these laws, and causes an accident, it will usually result in the financial liability of both the driver and his or her employer.

Filing a Pennsylvania car accident report: Should you do it?

Drivers must report injurious and fatal car crashes to authorities in Pennsylvania as a matter of law. In serious accidents like this, police will compile an accident report. Drivers may also need to submit a supplemental accident report to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PDOT) if the police report is lacking vital details pertaining to the incident.

Common examples of different types of car accidents

Most auto accident cases involve the negligence of a driver who causes a collision with another person. Whether the crash involves another driver, a bicyclist, a pedestrian or a motorcyclist, if the other person suffers serious injuries caused by the first driver's negligence, he or she can usually file a financial claim to pursue compensation for those injuries.

What’s the best kind of car seat for your baby?

Rear-facing car seats aren't the best option if parents want to watch their baby's smiling face from the rearview mirror. However, they are the best option if parents want to keep their children safe in the event of a serious crash. Recently, Ohio State University Injury Biomechanics Research Center scientists confirmed through a thorough safety study that rear-facing seats are the superior choice when it comes to keeping small children safe.

Pedestrian safety: What is the bowling ball test?

After recent comments made by the president of the United States, everyone is asking about the "bowling ball test." What is this test, and why is it important for the American automobile manufacturing industry? And, more importantly, why is this test important for pedestrians?

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