For decades, driving instructors told their students to hold the wheel at "10 and 2," meaning the positions where 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock would be if the wheel was actually the face of that clock. The idea was simply to get drivers to keep both hands on the wheel, near the top, where they would have the most control over the car.
For the elderly, driving has really become a way of life. It has grown in popularity over the past few decades, and there are more elderly drivers on the road than ever.
A police officer in Phoenix recently got involved in a serious crash that left their SUV sitting on its roof in the middle of the street. Emergency crews took the officer to the hospital for treatment, though their exact condition was not reported.
For some reason, the true toll that auto accidents take on us as a society seems to fly under the radar. People just do not think about the fatality rates as much as they do when those rates come from other sources.
Car accidents can lead to all sorts of physical ailments, from bruises to head injuries to broken bones. The first line of treatment that you get after a crash is going to focus on figuring out what is wrong physically and helping you heal. In extreme situations, doctors are just trying to stabilize you and keep you alive before looking at the long-term results.
Multiple people were injured in a recent crash in Arizona that was caused by a 21-year-old driver who was allegedly drunk at the time of the accident.
One of the most frightening experiences any driver can have is watching another car cross the centerline in front of them. This can happen for all manner of reasons, from drunk driving to distracted driving to a simple error by a young, inexperienced driver who can't stay in their lane. It also happens when people think they have room to pass but they do not.
When you compare car accident fatalities in the United States to the rest of the world, it's clear very quickly that the U.S. has a serious problem on the roads. People die at a far greater rate than they do in similar countries.
A car accident on Saturday, Feb. 29, took two lives in Tucson, Arizona. The driver that caused the accident survived and was arrested after the crash on suspicion of impaired driving.
A van belonging to Eastern Arizona College rolled with a college student and seven high school students inside. Three of the teens passed away in the accident.