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Car Crashes: A Leading Cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries

pRollOverBW_shutterstock_78347797-240x161.jpgAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle crashes are the third leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among all age groups in the United States, accounting for more than 14 percent of cases. Additionally, car accidents are the second leading cause of TBIs that result in death, accounting for about 26 percent or brain injury fatalities. Since Americans suffer approximately 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries each year, this means that car crashes account for about 357,000 annually, or more than 900 each day. Other causes include falls, unintentional blunt trauma and assault.

Second Tesla Accident Tempers Excitement About SB 2333

When Governor Bill Haslam signed SB 2333 in April, car manufacturers and tech companies praised the state for its forward thinking. The law prohibits local governments from banning self-driving cars in their jurisdiction, as long as the car meets current safety standards. Supporters of the law claimed it would make Tennessee a hub for innovation and development of new driving technology. Less than three months later, excitement about the new law changed to concern, when two auto-driving Tesla vehicles were involved in serious accidents. The first accident occurred when the vehicle failed... 

How Truck Rollovers Increase the Risk of Injury or Death

Speed, improper loading, and faulty components can all cause large semi-trucks to become unstable and topple over. A fully loaded semi-truck can weight 20-30 times as much as a standard passenger vehicle. Coupled with a higher center of gravity and greater momentum, this makes them prone to rollover accidents.

What Riders Should Know About Motorcycle Crashes

Riders swear by the freedom they feel as they cruise down the road atop their two-wheeled machines. While many enjoy riding their motorcycles for both work and pleasure, the reality is that motorcycles can be inherently dangerous to ride. Each year, thousands of cyclists are injured or killed when a pleasure ride turns into a nightmare.

How Maintenance Affects Accident Rates

Improper maintenance is a leading cause of semi-truck accidents in America. As operating costs rise, many companies and drivers neglect maintenance in order to cut costs. For example, the average cost of tires increased 18% from 2010 to 2011. This caused many companies to put off replacing them until they could find cheaper alternatives.

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