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Truck accidents and negligence: a fatal union

In Virginia and across the United States, truck accidents often cause victims to incur catastrophic injuries. A truck accident is more dangerous than a car crash because of the truck's larger size. For example, a typical automobile weighs about 4,000 pounds, but a truck weighs as much as 80,000 pounds. In looking at these statistics, it is easy to understand how a truck accident can cause a serious traumatic brain injury, permanent paralysis or even death. Consequently, truck drivers should take the time to learn how they can prevent truck accidents from occurring.

Auto engineers hope AI can reduce distracted driving crashes

Modern technologies like smartphones and in-vehicle infotainment systems are increasing the risk of distracted driving accidents in Virginia and nationwide. However, auto engineers hope they can fight technology with technology and make U.S. roads safer.

Tips for avoiding a car accident in winter

Wintertime is an especially bad time for car accidents in some parts of Virginia, so motorists will want to consider the following tips on safe driving. First of all, they can avoid accidents by not going outdoors until it's necessary. When they have to, they must slow down. When snow is on the ground, the tires will lose their traction, and the lack of road grip will affect braking as well.

AAA warns drivers of drowsiness after DST ends

In anticipation of the end of daylight saving time, AAA is warning people in Virginia and across the U.S. of the danger of drowsy driving. One might think that an extra hour of sleep will reduce the chances of drowsy driving, but the change in the sleep schedule will have an impact on the body's internal clock. Drivers may have trouble concentrating on the road in the days subsequent to this change.

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