Testing conducted in the airbag industry in 2018 shows that injuries in car accidents can be reduced by up to 40 percent with the use of external airbags. In Nevada, accidents account for thousands of serious injuries per year, and safety authorities are constantly looking for new solutions. External airbags, which are designed to serve as an additional crumple zone, could prove to be a major safety improvement if implemented in new car manufacturing.
Nevada drivers who will face snow and ice in the winter will want to keep the following safety tips in mind. Staying safe on the road begins with preparation. They can have a mechanic check the components, such as the ignition, brakes, spark plugs and battery. A mechanic could also check antifreeze levels, check tires for wear and bring them to the right pressure.
Driving on Nevada roads can be a lot safer when a vehicle is equipped with an emergency braking system. This is according to research from the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety. The non-profit gathered its data by looking at crash statistics on General Motors brand vehicles from model years 2013 through 2015. During this time period, the emergency braking feature was optional on most vehicles that were involved in the study.
Motor vehicle accidents in Nevada and around the country claimed 40,100 lives in 2017 according to preliminary data from the National Safety Council. This represents a modest fall of 1 percent over 2016 figures, but it also marks the second consecutive year that road deaths have surpassed 40,000. Advocacy groups like the NSC are unlikely to celebrate the news as it reveals that efforts to improve road safety after the sharpest two-year rise in accident fatalities in more than half a century have been largely ineffective.
People in Nevada might be surprised to learn that leading cause of death for many Americans is not heart disease or cancer. In fact, it is not a disease at all. Unintentional injuries cause more deaths for people aged 1 year to 44 years than anything else. According to the Centers for Disease Control, car accidents account for a large portion of those accidental deaths.
Data from the National Safety Council suggests that drivers in Nevada and around the country are three times more likely to crash during the nighttime hours. Experts say that this increased accident risk is largely a result of reduced visibility and glare from oncoming headlights. They also point out that quiet nighttime roads add to the dangers as they encourage drivers to exceed posted speed limits.
One issue many drivers in Nevada encounter when on the road is driving in bright sunlight. The bright light of a rising or setting sun is a direct cause of many motor vehicle accidents. However, there are some steps drivers can take to drive safety while having to drive in direct sunlight.
Motorists in Nevada may not see as much snow as some other parts of the country do during the winter months. Even so, it never hurts to be prepared for changing weather and road conditions. This is why the American Automobile Association (AAA) offers several helpful tips for diligent drivers looking to reduce their personal injury risk when driving in severe conditions that may include slick spots and/or reduced visibility caused by freezing rain, snow, and ice.
Nevada readers are likely aware of the limousine accident that killed 20 people in upstate New York on Oct. 6. This tragic accident is raising safety questions about the limo industry across the country.
Halloween can be a fun, exciting time for many people in Nevada. Like other holidays, however, it can also be a particularly dangerous time for motorists. Halloween parties filled with alcohol are common, and revelers can take to the roads even when they are too drunk to drive. This can be an especially dangerous and even deadly combination with the number of trick-or-treating pedestrians also out on Halloween night.