Welcome to Hancock Injury Attorneys’ weekly collection of news stories related to car safety news and personal injury news. This week we have five stories covering news that we think are worth it for you to read. Is your car recalled? Are you practicing correct boat safety? Is your car ready for a Memorial Day Weekend trip? Here are our short summaries:
Memorial Day Car Safety
More than 34 million Americans will be driving this Memorial Day Weekend. Is your car ready to make the trip? Hancock Injury Attorneys want you and your family to have a safe, fun holiday weekend. The best way to accomplish that is to follow these tips to make sure you are driving safely and that your vehicle is operating the way it should be.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted safety tests on various “muscle” cars including, the Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro and the Dodge Challenger. The Ford Mustang performed the best out of the five tests, but still not as well as it should according to IIHS.
Your Car might have a Safety Recall
In the past few years, millions of cars have had safety recalls. Especially with the recent Takata airbag recalls, which just added another 12 million cars to the list. Check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website to see if your vehicle is affected.
An Adult Can Drown in 60 Seconds
An adult male can drown in less than 60 seconds. Practice correct boat safety to help prevent drownings from happenings. Of all water-related deaths, 27% are falls overboard and 88% of drownings are men.
Car Crash vs. Car Accident: Which One is Correct?
In a recent article from the New York Times, the usage of the phrase “car accident” was debated. A large number of safety advocates are trying to change a “100-year-old mentality that trivializes the single most common cause of traffic incidents: human error.” These safety advocates want the term “accident” to be changed to “crash” in everyday semantics.