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What Is The Safest Car On The Road? Tesla Model S?

Recently the Tesla Model S received the highest marks ever for safety ratings from the independent rating agency Consumer Reports. When it comes to safety on the highway the basic law of physics of size and weight matter a great deal.  This is partly why the Tesla Model S is such a safe vehicle, as [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:02+00:00 October 28th, 2014|Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments

ATV Rollover Accidents in Alberta

ATV rollover accidents are a huge problem in rural Alberta. Alberta is the only province in Canada that does not have mandatory helmet legislation. Over the past 10 years, there were 145 ATV-related deaths in Alberta – an average of 14 deaths per year. A significant number of ATV deaths involve head injuries, 77% of [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:02+00:00 September 5th, 2014|Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments

Distracted Driving Now the Leading Cause of Car Accidents

Although some people are aware of the statistics, the fact of the matter is, distracted drivers are quietly causing a huge amount of carnage on our highways. Distracted driving includes talking on a cell phone, sending text messages, reaching for an object inside the vehicle, eating food, or applying makeup. According to a study released [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:03+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments

How Serious is the Teenage Motor Vehicle Fatal Accident Problem?

Fatal motor vehicle crashes are by far the leading cause of death among people 13 to 19 years of age. The accident risk among teenage drivers is particularly high during the first months of them receiving their license. This underlines the importance of provinces such as Alberta which have adopted graduated licensing requirements. Teenage Motor [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:17+00:00 March 14th, 2014|Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments

Low Speed Collision Issues

Low Speed Collision - Biomechanical Considerations Each low speed impact accident must be treated individually. There are too many factors to allow easy generalization. Dr. Herzog, who is the associate Dean of Research at the Faculty of Human Kinesiology at the University of Calgary, has criticized the "conventional linear momentum" approach used by accident reconstruction [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:18+00:00 June 3rd, 2013|Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments