When one thinks of traffic safety hazards, impaired driving, speeding and distracted driving tend to come to mind. Drowsy driving is often overlooked but that doesn't make it less dangerous. Research shows that missing four hours of sleep can impair driving as much as a six-pack of beer.
Modern cars are designed to provide maximum crash protection for passengers. However, even the safest car to-date has room to improve upon its safety performance in the event of a motor vehicle accident.
Modern cars have features that help ensure drivers' safety. However, those features make rescue operations more dangerous. The new steel in modern cars is hard to cut and the high-voltage cables in hybrid cars are difficult to disconnect. Today, users demand light-weight cars, better fuel efficiency, and reliable safety features.
Parents of young children should heed a new federal warning about child-seat safety.