We rely on our cars to help get us where we need to go, but sometimes our vehicles are hiding dangerous risks. A variety of automotive recalls have been announced lately, and it’s important to check whether or not your car has been affected.
Takata airbags have been a problem for more than ten years now, but despite a plethora of evidence that the airbags are dangerous, General Motors (GM) is asking U.S. safety regulators to delay the recall of nearly 1 million vehicles.
With school back in full swing, Lubbock motorists will frequently drive around and through school zones. School zones can be particularly dangerous for children, and according to the National Safe Routes to School Program, cars hit more children near schools than in any other location. Because school zones can be so dangerous, it’s crucial for Texas drivers to exercise extra caution when driving through them.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get an average of seven hours of sleep each night, but only 21% of adults report getting between seven and eight hours. Proper sleep doesn’t just have health benefits – people who drive while they’re fatigued can be just as dangerous as drunk drivers.
While many motorists are familiar with recalls in their cars from products like Takata’s airbags, many consumers are unaware of the dangers of recalled motorcycles and the rights they have as motorcycle owners.
Texting and driving is an incredibly dangerous distracted driving behavior, and it is a popular belief that teenagers are the drivers who text and drive the most. However, new studies reveal adults text and drive just as much as teenagers. The reality of texting while driving is that any driver, regardless of age, can text and drive and put themselves and other motorists at risk.
Because newborns and young children are particularly vulnerable during motor vehicle accidents, it’s absolutely essential that child safety seats meet all applicable safety standards. Unfortunately, car seats are sometimes sold with design and/or manufacturing defects that can put millions of children at risk.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), properly using seatbelts can reduce the risk of serious injuries or death in a car accident by about half. Despite the potential to save lives, the adoption of seatbelts in motor vehicles took over 80 years. The first patent for a seatbelt was granted in…