Maybe you were changing the radio station or distracted by something outside your window. You look back to the road and realize you are quickly heading toward the fender of the car in front of you. You slam on the brakes, but it’s too late. Accidents like these are incredibly common. Unfortunately, the resulting car accidents can cause serious injuries, particularly if it’s not a vehicle you collide with, but a pedestrian.
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The particularly cold and icy weather last week left many Houstonians driving in winter conditions they are completely unfamiliar with. For people with more experience driving in wintery conditions, last week’s weather might not have seemed that impressive, but the weather did cause numerous car accidents across Houston.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for policing all prescription and over the counter medications and medical devices. The agency ensures devices and drugs comply with mandated safety standards and ensures manufacturers abide by advertising rules. Unfortunately, the FDA sent far fewer advertising letters out this past year.
Under federal regulations, trucks can have a maximum weight limit of 80,000 pounds. With such weight, trucks can cause catastrophic and devastating accidents. Although there are strict regulations regarding when and under what conditions a truck driver can work, these rules are difficult to enforce. Because of this, a new federal mandate requires electronic logging devices be used to better track truck driver behavior, but many truck drivers are unhappy with the upgrade.
Advances in technology have dramatically impacted the safety of vehicles. Seatbelts, air bags, and sensors all help prevent accidents or lessen the severity of accidents. Car manufacturers are getting closer and closer to creating self-driving vehicles, which could help prevent many, if not nearly all car accidents. However, in practice, self-driving prototypes are proving to be more dangerous than anticipated.