Tire blowouts can cause car accidents, especially if these occur on the front. The front tires are steering tires and when they rupture, the sudden loss of air pressure on one side of the vehicle can cause the driver to lose control. If this occurs at high speed, the car could veer into oncoming traffic and the results could be devastating. Bridgeton car accident lawyers report on what causes tire blowouts, and if drivers are held responsible for causing such an accident.
In many ways, advances in technology seem to have made driving safer than ever. Statistics, however, do not always match up to this idea. It has been found that the rate of car accidents and fatalities in New Jersey has grown in recent years, after a decline from 1990 to 2013. The exact cause is unknown, but debated - and it looks to be a growing issue.
The Governors Highway Safety Association, or GHSA, recently published a study that calculated the annual cost of fatal and injury-causing crashes related to fatigue. The organization placed the number at $109 billion, and according to the study, drivers who are physically exhausted due to lack of sleep are just as dangerous as drunk drivers in many cases. While quantifying the exact effects of fatigue is still an open debate, estimates for vehicular fatalities due to fatigue are between two and 20 percent.