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Increase in Roadway Fatalities for Another Straight Year

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

According to data recently released by the nonprofit research group National Safety Council (NSC), the number of fatalities on US roads climbed once again in 2016. One of the factors in this rise is an uptick in fatal car accidents caused by intoxicated drivers. In an effort to get drunk driving under control, the… Read More »

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Three Leading Causes of Rollover Accidents

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Rollover accidents may not happen often, but they do play a big role in the number of fatalities on US roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rollover accidents are one of the deadliest forms of car accident. Rollover crashes constitute about 3% of all motor vehicle accidents each year, per… Read More »

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New Guidelines Proposed to Keep Drivers Safe from Distraction

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

The prevalence of serious accidents caused by distracted drivers continues to rise, despite widespread public understanding of the seriousness of the issue and increasingly stiff penalties in states across the country for violations of laws barring distracted driving. In order to address this growing issue, federal roadway safety legislators have written guidelines for mobile… Read More »

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Self-Driving Cars About to Become Even More Common on Florida Roads

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

The future has arrived—and not everyone is happy about it. After years of hard work by engineers, including many months of on-the-road beta-testing, self-driving cars are on the cusp of becoming widely available to Florida drivers. Whether or not this technology is sufficiently developed to be ready for widespread use is still up for… Read More »

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Head-On Collision Results in Fatality of Pensacola Resident

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

A recent accident caused the death of an Escambia County woman, along with injuries to her now-widowed husband. The crash is an example of the deadly potential of head-on collisions. On a recent evening, a 71-year-old Pensacola woman was riding as a passenger in a 2011 Nissan Altima, which her husband, 60, drove. The… Read More »

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Fatality Rates on American Roads Experience a Jump

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Each year for the past fifty years, the total number of people killed in traffic accidents has dropped. This pattern seemed attributable to improving vehicle safety technology and driver awareness of the dangers of drunken or distracted driving. However, for the first time since the 1960s, the total number of roadway fatalities went up… Read More »

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Brake Safety Week Brings Truck Brakes Into Compliance with Safety Standards

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Commercial vehicles are generally enormous—20 to 30 times the weight of the average passenger vehicle, in fact. These trucks and buses can do enormous damage in accidents with passenger cars and trucks, making it important that the driver be able to control them at all times. While brake safety is a critical component of… Read More »

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Could Touchscreens Make Motorcycles Safer?

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Recently, Polaris Industries, the manufacturer of Indian and Victory motorcycles, announced its new Ride Command touchscreen system, which will now come standard on certain of its new models of bike. This makes Polaris the third motorcycle manufacturer to introduce such a system on its motorcycles, joining BMW and Harley-Davidson. It might sound counterintuitive, but… Read More »

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Rules Mandating Rest for Long-Haul Truckers Could Be Eliminated with New Congressional Bill

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Both houses of Congress are currently considering different versions of a transportation spending bill that would alter the permissible working hours for long-haul truckers. The responses from safety advocates has been negative, and the change would run counter to recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board. The rule currently in jeopardy is a… Read More »

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Don’t Buy Into these Myths about Car Accidents

By Whibbs Stone Barnett |

Tens of millions of people are involved in car accidents every year, which means there are tens of millions of opinions out there about how car accident claims work. After you’ve been in an accident, you may feel like you are hearing every one of them. Many “facts” about car accidents come from people… Read More »