Auto Accidents and Hazardous Conditions

How to avoid rollover accidents, understand the consequences of DUI, avoid road rage and drive safely in the winter are among Accidents & Hazardous Conditions topics.


When spring finally arrives, drivers are anxious to hit the roads after the long and dull winter months. Just remember: When the ice begins to melt, the roads are full of new hazards, too.

When darkness falls, you take a greater risk when getting behind the wheel -- it's just that simple. Fortunately, there are several preventive measures you can take.

If there's a 100-percent chance of precipitation on your local roads, here's a quick list of driving habits you should immediately get rid of.

Some drivers are paralyzed with fear when it comes to driving in the fog. Sure, it can be dangerous; but if you use your common sense you can tackle that fog head on.

After an accident, there are steps you should take to ensure your own safety and the safety of the other driver. However, there are also a few things you should never, ever do after a wreck.

Most drivers are trained to fear the slide. But as any professional driving instructor will tell you, you need to learn to embrace the slide.

Distracted drivers: We're not trying to scold you or hasten the dawn of a vehicular nanny state. We're just pointing out some of the most dangerous habits behind the wheel.

What to do if you hit a deer with your car is explained in this article. Find out what to do if you hit a deer with your car.

Automotive accidents can be devastatingly tragic, but even the minor ones can be quite costly to the vehicle(s), drivers, passengers, and environment. Learn more about the top 19 ways to avoid an automotive accident.

Bad weather equals bad driving conditions -- and bad drivers. To avoid becoming one of the wrecks on the road, take a look at five common driving errors to steer clear of (pun intended).

Snow is lovely to look at, but less fun to drive in -- especially if you happen to break down, get a flat tire or crash into something. So prepare yourself (and your car) to meet Mother Nature's fury.

At its core, defensive driving is all about anticipation -- knowing what other drivers are going to do in advance and getting out of the way. You don't need a course to learn this stuff; all you need is a little common sense.

We've been taught how to drive safely, but the number of automobile accidents and fatalities remains high. Let's get back to basics and review these 10 safe driving tips.

Icy, snow-covered roads may look like something out of a storybook, but driving on them can be something out of a nightmare. How can you navigate them safely?

Wet, slippery roads are one of the major dangers that drivers face, especially because they increase the chances of hydroplaning. What should you do if you start to lose control of your car during a heavy downpour of rain?

Some cars just seem to overheat more than others, and many trucks are known to suffer the same fate. Do you know how to prevent your truck from overheating?

You hop inside your car to escape the brutal winter winds and fumble with your frigid keys, only to find that your car won't start when you turn the ignition. What's going on? It's probably one of three problems.

This winter make sure your car is as prepared as you are. Going the extra mile by getting your vehicle ready for winter and learning what it takes to drive safely through ice and snow could save your life.

It's time to take your family to the beach. But take care of your car's summer maintenance. Don't let this be the year you get stranded on the side of the road.

Just like you need to bundle up in the winter, your car requires a little extra love to function at its best in cold weather. Here are 10 of the best ways to winterize your car.

Ever wondered what would happen to your transmission (and car) if you accidentally popped your gearshift into reverse while driving? The answer may surprise you.

On average, you might spend up to two weeks sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic this year. While some say the answer is to build more roads others say that's just inviting more traffic congestion.

Take a 3000-pound car, add a dash of traffic, and lots of frustration and what do you have? A potentially dangerous emotional state called road rage. Learn how you can negotiate the roads without blowing your top or someone else's.

We all know DUI is a problem, and for many, a tragedy. So how do blood alcohol levels, police procedures and DUI punishment work? What can you do to keep your friends and family safe when you've been out drinking?

By far the deadliest risk facing SUV minivan and truck occupants is a rollover accident. According to NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) more than 280000 rollover accidents are reported each year claiming more than 10000 lives annually.