CAR ACCIDENTS, CAR SAFETY, CRASH TESTS
Air Bag Safety – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Takata Air Bags Recalls Vehicles Affected – SaferCar.gov
Takata Air Bag FAQ – SaferCar.gov
Everything You Need to Know About the Takata Airbag Recall – Everything You Need to Know with timeline – Consumer Reports
Takata Air Bag Recalls – Everything You Need To Know – Car & Driver Magazine
NHTSA Recall Campaigns – Search NHTSA Recall Campaigns, Technical Service Bulletins, Defect Investigations, and Consumer Complaints from one starting point concerning child seats, tires, equipment, or vehicles.
AllData.com – Recall Notices and Technical Safety Bulletins
Tests & Simulators
Test your reaction time – See if you can stop in time to avoid rear ending the car in front of you.
Test your reaction time – Would you like to estimate how fast you can drive safely on the highway?
National Driver’s Test – When’s the last time you took a written drivers test? When you were 16? How do you think you’d score if you took it again today? Are you smarter than the average driver? Take the test yourself, and see if you pass with flying colors, or if you could use a little brushing up. Then compare your scores to the national average and challenge a friend to beat your score!
Traffic Light System – Would you like to engineer the traffic light system for a one-way street that consists of several lanes along which rush-hour traffic flows? How would you time the onset of green lights at the various intersections?
Vehicle History Reports – Carfax.com. Find out if the defendant’s car had a defective condition which could have contributed to the accident or if the plaintiff’s car was purchased with undisclosed major accident damage.
Buy a Safer Car, Truck, Van or SUV (sport utility vehicle) by NHTSA
Crashworthiness Evaluations by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
CrashTest.com – Cash test evaluations for all cars; Allows you to compare crash test results from 2 different vehicles.
How Safe Is Your Driver’s Seat? Are you sitting in the driver’s seat properly?
Safety Ratings check the safety rating of vehicles at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Tire Care & Safety – from the Rubber Manufacturers Association
Dangerous Roads – Find out the number of fatal accidents on local roads in your county.
USroads.com – TranSafety, Inc., a source of information on road safety, management, and litigation.
Driver Safety Organizations
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – Highway Loss Data Institute
National Motorists Association – Information & benefits for motorists. Founded in 1982, the National Motorists Association advocates, represents, and protects the interests of North American motorists. This is the organization that promoted federal legislation which eliminated the 55 mph National Maximum Speed Limit.
NCSA – National Center for Statistics and Analysis provides analysis and statistics to NHTSA by data collection, analysis, and crash investigation activities.
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center (VRTC)
OHPI – Office of Highway Policy Information – repository of highway information and statistics.
See also, Safety at HURT911®