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Highway Bus Accident Statistics in Virginia

Over the past several years, public transportation has had a strong resurgence due to the growing awareness of our carbon footprint as well as increasing fuel costs. Mass transit buses, school buses, charter buses, and low-fare buses all contribute to the number of buses on the highways. Due to the increased congestion on our roads and highways, the number of bus accidents has risen throughout the country.

According to the Virginia Highway Safety Office, there were 116,386 traffic crashes reported in 2010 throughout the state of Virginia. Of this total, there were 572 school bus accidents and 519 other bus crashes that resulted in 476 injuries. A variety of circumstances caused these bus accidents. Driver intoxication was the cause of 2 accidents; the driver fell asleep in 1 crash; the driver failed to yield in 74 cases; the driver was avoiding another vehicle in 12 collisions; and the driver was … Read More

Watch The Road! What To Look Out For On The Road To Avoid Having An Accident.

The first thing whilst on the road is to drive carefully. Making sure that the car is 100{1fc9255f709716ff2a33289826fd726eed7cedf5137bb7feefe22a1bfbde604a} road worthy, and not breaking any of the traffic rules, is mandatory. Those who have just started driving should be extra careful. When approaching home after hectic and tiring days, make sure that no speed limits are broken or a ‘let?s get home soon’ attitude is adopted. Driving extra carefully in residential areas where there are children playing, people crossing the street, and cyclists on the road, will reduce the chances of having an accident.

Safe driving is an art, and any good driver will tell that being aware of other drivers’ intentions is of utmost importance. Simply following the car in front at a safe distance is not good enough. Try and gauge the cars in front of the car that is being followed. If the fifth or sixth car in … Read More

Reasons That Leads To Trucking Accident

Truck accidents are the most dangerous automobile accidents that do occur on the highways. Such accidents not only results in serious injuries but also leads to death under severe condition. Often it is seen that it is the passengers of the other vehicle that collided with the truck receives maximum injuries. On the other hand, the truck driver doesn’t get injured to such extent. Now the question is who is liable for the injuries that occurred to the victim? Is it the driver or the owner of the truck or the company who has hired the truck for their services? To get answers to all these questions will only be possible with the help of legal assistance.

Before that it is also necessary to know about the reasons that are actually responsible for causing trucking accidents.

Reasons that lead to truck accident:-

Knowing about the factors responsible for causing the … Read More