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April 2013 Archives

Weather-related crashes kill more than 7,000 annually

The weather plays a bigger role in our safety than we might imagine. Severe storm warnings can be very hazardous and cause significant damage to someone's home and neighborhood. Storms are usually to blame for causing property damage but the most dangerous threat people may face during a storm is when they are in their car.

Fatal car accidents increased last year

Car accidents continue to cause serious injuries and fatalities in Massachusetts and throughout the U.S. Despite an increase in awareness campaigns on distracted driving and other dangerous driving behaviors, fatal car accidents increased by five percent last year, with 36,200 total deaths being reported.

'Silver car' rating system could protect older drivers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering a new safety rating system that would focus on older drivers. As the U.S. population continues to age and older people continue to drive, the NHTSA thinks it could be very beneficial to specifically study new vehicles and the safety they provide for older drivers.

Proper fitting head restraints can protect against whiplash

Many drivers wonder why their car's head restraints, commonly called head rests, don't fit comfortably. That's because they are designed to protect passengers instead of providing a comfortable place to rest their head.

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