Pedestrian accidents in Iowa can become quite tricky. The driver may be attempting to claim the pedestrian darted out in front of their car or that the runner improperly crossed the street. For the person who was injured, these types of accidents can also result in lifelong disabilities and ongoing pain.
With it being wintertime, Iowa drivers need to be mindful of the road conditions while driving. This means following the speed limit, not making any sudden stopping or turning maneuvers and always giving 100 percent of their attention to the task at hand: driving.
Most everyone in Illinois knows that driving while talking on a cellphone or texting is dangerous. The common issue with using a cellphone is that drivers are literally taking their eyes and minds off of the road. This can end up leading to an accident.
A 30+ car pileup on I-35 has left at least three people dead and many more injured. The accident occurred in Williams, Iowa, approximately 60 miles north of Des Moines. Whiteout conditions prevented drivers from seeing other stopped cars.
The NHTSA released 2011 accident fatality numbers this week, showing promising numbers overall yet significant new challenges.
As the days get shorter and we enter into hunting season, a new study reminds us that we must watch out for deer on the roads. According to the study by State Farm, Iowa ranks third on a list of the states with the most deer accidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released 2010 data on auto accident fatalities and the information revealed some alarming facts.
Many people would concur that climate change is happening all across the country. Media reports of devastation due to increased frequency in hurricanes, snowfall, rain and flash-flooding are continuously broadcasted. Iowa is certainly not immune to these weather conditions. The state has experienced its fair share of flooding as a result of major storms. Due to the powerful nature of flash floods and their ability to strike on short notice, drivers should take note of a few safety tips to avoid motor vehicle accidents Iowa.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation and its main responsibilities, as detailed in its mission statement, is to "save lives, prevent injuries and reduce traffic-related healthcare and other economic costs."An initiative to carry out this mission is the familiar 5-Star Ratings System. This upcoming year, however, the NHTSA plans to make some changes to the program.
Aggressive driving is nothing new to our way of life. And, as automobiles speeds increase and traffic congestion problems mount, the problem is only bound to get worse. Luckily, the National Highway Traffic Safety Board (NHTSB) is offering tips consumers can utilize when they encounter aggressive drivers.