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Crash factors series: Driving age

BOLD Marketing - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Does your age put you at greater risk for a car crash?

 

New drivers – those between the ages of 16 and 19 – are three times more likely to be involved in a vehicle crash than those over age 20, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In addition, auto crashes are the leading cause of death among teens in the U.S.*

 

The second age category most likely to be involved in a crash are drivers age 75 and over. In 2014, more than 5,700 older adults were killed and more than 236,000 were treated in emergency departments for motor vehicle crash injuries.*

 

Regardless of age, factors like seatbelt use and impaired driving have a significant impact on your likelihood of dying in a car crash. If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle collision and someone else is at fault, it’s important to understand your options.

 

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*CDC

Crash factors series: Color-coding car wrecks

BOLD Marketing - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Are some vehicle paint colors more dangerous than others?

 

There’s no easy answer to that question. Various studies over the last decade have analyzed the possible correlation between vehicle color and crash rates, with differing results. But one common finding among multiple studies is that black vehicles seem to be involved in more wrecks than vehicles of other colors.

 

In 2013, the Accident Research Center at Monash University in New Zealand studied data from 850,000 crashes over a 20-year period, and determined that black vehicles were 47 percent more likely to be involved in an accident than white vehicles (attributed to lower visibility on roadways).

 

But there are far more recognizable contributing factors to auto crashes than car color, such as distracted driving. If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle collision and someone else is at fault, it’s important to educate yourself on your rights.

 

Learn more about the process for filing a claim: Client Resources

 

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