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Car Accidents and Child Car Seat Requirements

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the United States. 35% of children under the age of 12 who were killed in a car accident were not buckled up in any way. More than 121,000 were injured. Many of these injuries and deaths can be prevented with the proper use of seat belts, car seats, or booster seats.

Don't Let Your Summer Be Ruined By Distracted Driving

Memorial Day weekend has come and gone and many graduation ceremonies for high school and college students are wrapping up throughout West Virginia. In the coming days, most school children will experience the joy that is the last day of school for the year and will begin what is, hopefully, a safe and enjoyable summer break.

Marion County Car Accident Sends 6 to Hospital

A car accident on I-79 near mile larker 139 in Marion County, West Virginia, sent six people including a Marion County deputy, to local hospitals. The collision occurred on Monday around 8:45 p.m.

I-79 Tractor Trailer Crash Causes Fatality

A multi-vehicle car accident that occurred in Monongalia County on August 9th, 2016, left one dead. The accident occurred on I-79 near mile marker 150 at around 4am. According to West Virginia State Police, a PAM tractor trailer and tow truck were pulled over onto the side of the interstate when a PPG tractor trailer crashed into the vehicles. An individual inside the PAM truck was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. West Virginia State Police are still investigating the cause of the incident.

Fairmont Car Crash Sends Two to Hospital

A car accident that occurred Sunday, August 7, 2016, in Fairmont, West Virginia, sent two people to the hospital. The wreck occurred around 5:20pm on Warren Road. In addition to Fairmont City Police, the Fairmont Fire Department also responded to the scene. The Fairmont Fire Department had to cut the roof off one of the vehicles involved in order to free the female driver. Officers believe that the wreck occurred when the female driver of a GMC crossed over the yellow line and into the opposite lane. One person was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV,  and the other to Fairmont Regional Medical Center.

These are the top dangers West Virginia drivers face

Annually, millions of drivers and passengers across the U.S. are injured and killed in motor vehicle accidents. With June being officially named National Safety Month, this month provides a great opportunity to discuss and raise awareness about some of the top dangers that drivers in the Fairmont area may face while driving on area roads and highways.

Defective Takata Airbags--Possibly in Your New Car

On May 4, 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) expanded the Takata (manufacturer of airbag and airbag components in many vehicles on the road today) recalls. This expansion is projected to potentially affect almost one out of every four cars on the road today according to a June 1, 2016, report from the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.[1] According to the report and a New York Times article published June 1, 2016, "Automakers Still Selling Cars With Defective Takata Airbags,"[2] Toyota, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler and Mitsubishi continue to sell new vehicles with defective Takata airbags that will need to be recalled.

Car Crashes are the Leading Cause of Death for U.S. Teens

Car crashes are the leading cause of death among people ages 16 to 20, with nearly 2,500 teens killed a year due to car wrecks. One study based on a national survey of teens between 13 and 19 concluded that about 40% of teenagers polled said they had been in cars where the driver is a teenager who is talking or texting while behind the wheel.

A Car Crash is no Accident!

The vast majority of us refer to a car crash as a "car accident." However, saying "accident" trivializes the significant danger car crashes create for the driving public. Such a saying also implies no one is responsible for a collision, which is usually not the case.

2015 Traffic Deaths Rose by largest percent in 50 years

According to the National Safety Council, motor vehicle deaths in 2015 saw the largest percentage rise in the past 50 years. Preliminary estimates show an 8% increase in motor vehicle deaths over 2014. The National Safety Council estimates that in 2015 38,300 people were killed on U.S. roads and 4.4 million were seriously injured-making 2015 the deadliest driving year since 2008.

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