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November 2014 Archives

Identifying defective auto equipment

Motor vehicle accidents kill thousands of people every year and are the leading cause of severe injuries in the United Stated. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration attempts to reduce accidents by issuing safety standards and recalling vehicles that fail to meet these standards or are defective. Recall campaigns are important for motorists in Kentucky and other states, and more than 66 million auto parts have been recalled by the NHTSA due to defects.

Preventing single car rollovers

Though vehicle safety standards in general have improved and the rate of fatalities due to single car rollovers have decreased, rollovers continue to be a concern for Kentucky drivers. While there are no specific government standards related to rollover accidents, the government does have a public education program that rates the propensity of vehicles to rollover. This includes a roof crush rule that measures how much weight a vehicle can sustain before the roof crushes in. The rule, which was revised in 2009, states that vehicles under 6,000 pounds must be able to sustain forces three times their weight on their roof. While this is one step towards better protection, there are other things drivers can do to prevent single car rollovers.

Product liability claims involving food poisoning

Kentucky residents who have suffered from food poisoning may have a case for filing a personal injury claim. Food poisoning occurs when a person eats food that has been contaminated by a virus or bacteria, which could happen if it was not stored properly or was prepared with unclean hands or utensils.

Proposed rule changes to combat truck driver fatigue

Kentucky residents are likely aware that accidents involving drowsy drivers can cause serious injury or death. This type of collision frequently takes place at high speed, and a fatigued driver who strays into the path of oncoming traffic often gives other road users little or no time to react or take evasive action. This type of accident is made even more dangerous when the fatigued driver is behind the wheel of a large commercial vehicle. A 1997 Federal Highway Administration survey revealed that 28 percent of truck drivers admitted to falling asleep while driving.

Takata under pressure from NHTSA in air bag recall

Vehicle owners in Kentucky may have heard about a recall involving air bags. The company responsible for manufacturing them, Takata, is currently producing replacement parts for the recall, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging them to increase the speed of production.