The incidents which generations of people have grown up calling “road accidents” or “highway accidents” are wrongly named — they need to be referred to as crashes or collisions — but
if this sounds like nothing more than silly word-play and semantics to you, read on, because there is a very important reason behind it.
The driver in this SUV in Florida brakes hard and narrowly avoids a collision with a semi tractor-trailer that correctly had to go wide in order to make a sharp right turn and which had been signalling the intended turn for plenty of time. Sadly, this was classic and potentially lethal inattentive driving by the person in the SUV. (Copyright image.)  Continue reading “Should we Call them Road ‘Accidents’ or ‘Crashes’? It’s Actually an Important Distinction!”
Forty percent of drivers say that even if they caused a collision, it would not stop them using cell phones while driving, according to new research.
Not only using a hand-held cell phone while driving but also at an intersection and with an arm across the driver’s airbag due to one-handed steering. So a collision is more likely, as are greater injuries because of the bad steering. (The drivers face is deliberately blurred.) Copyright image.
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