The Subaru Crosstrek is a popular vehicle for drivers in Virginia, and it's easy to understand why. The mini SUV is affordable and fuel-efficient, and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety gave the 2019 model its top safety rating. However, according to Insurify, an auto insurance comparison website, the Crosstrek also bears the distinction of being the most-crashed vehicle in the U.S.
A person who is involved in a car wreck is likely going to have a lot of anxiety at the time of the crash. You might be in disbelief that it happened and you may feel like you don't have any direction right now. Unfortunately, there are many mistakes that can come during this time. It is best that you review some of the more common mistakes that people make so that you can find ways to avoid making them yourself.
Most modern drivers are already acutely aware of the risk posed by large trucks and other commercial vehicles on public roadways. Since these vehicles are much larger than passenger vehicles, they can do dramatic amounts of damage to smaller vehicles in the event of a crash.
Thankfully, most car accidents in Virginia are minor and don't lead to any major physical injuries or property damage. However, as things are not always what they appear to be, it is best to be cautious and follow a certain protocol after an accident. It's important to note that the term 'car accident" is somewhat misleading. An accident implies an incident where no one is to blame, yet the vast majority of crashes are caused by the carelessness of one of the drivers involved.
Truck drivers in Virginia are probably no stranger to random inspections. They should be aware, then, that the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced a date for its annual brake inspection spree. Brake Safety Week will take place from September 15 to 21 and will encompass all of North America.
It is essential that drivers in Virginia and elsewhere do all they can to eliminate distractions on the road. Distracted driving crashes led to 3,166 deaths in 2017, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the number may, in reality, be higher. To reduce distractions, one must know what they are.