Why Is Speeding So Dangerous and Deadly?

Speeding is one of the leading causes of serious injuries and fatal car accidents in Washington and the United States as a whole. A large percentage of deaths and injuries such as broken bones, head trauma, spinal cord injuries are due to drivers who exceed the speed limit. Speeding includes more than just exceeding a…

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Your SUV Is a Health Risk – Even If It’s Electric

The transition towards electric-powered vehicles represents a positive step in reducing environmental impact and promoting sustainability. However, it is important to recognize that the size and design of vehicles, such as SUVs and pickup trucks, can still pose significant dangers to the community, irrespective of their power source. While the environmental benefits of electric vehicles…

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The NHTSA’s New “Pass/Fail” Pedestrian Rating Is a Mistake

The safety of vehicles on the road is a critical concern for regulators, manufacturers, and consumers alike. Over the years, various rating systems have been developed to evaluate and communicate the safety performance of cars. These systems aim to provide consumers with information about crashworthiness, occupant protection, and other important safety features. Recently, there has…

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Marijuana May Do More Harm Than Good for People with PTSD

Many victims of accidents suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in addition to all their physical injuries. For some victims, their PTSD is in response to the trauma of coping with their injuries. For other victims, their PTSD is due to constant rethinking about how the accident occurred. According to the Mayo Clinic, the symptoms…

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Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

The brain is a delicate organ, and trauma to the head can easily lead to permanent brain damage. This is why we require cyclists and motorcycle riders to wear helmets. But you don’t need a helmet to drive or ride in a car, because people believe that the vehicle’s frame will protect them from harm.…

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