Will Nissan Pay All Costs Related to Airbag Recall?

In June, Nissan recalled 755,500 vehicles globally due to potentially explosive airbags that are manufactured by the Takata Corporation. Nissan’s Vice President, Joji Tagawa, said that his company expects Takata to reimburse it for the cost of replacing the dangerous airbags. The recall concerns certain vehicles manufactured between 2002 and 2004. Below are the models…

In Emergencies, Can Pilots Deviate from FAA Rules?

General operating and flight rules are established in part 91 of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) aeronautics and space regulations. Subsection three gives the responsibility and the authority of a pilot to command their aircraft. Additionally, the section says that if there is an in-flight emergency that requires immediate action, “the pilot may deviate from…

What Is the Move Over Law?

Law enforcement officers, emergency workers, tow truck drivers, sanitation vehicles and utility service vehicles are frequently seen alongside the highway performing their duties. However, it is extremely dangerous when they are working near the road while vehicles are speeding by. That is why Florida passed the Move Over Law (MOL). The MOL tries to protect…

Why Are Underride Guards Dangerous?

Semitrailers have a safety feature on the back known as underride guards. These guards are supposed to stop vehicles from riding underneath semis during a crash. If the guards prevent a car from riding underneath, the chances of survival are greatly increased. Unfortunately, research has shown that these guards are not sturdy enough to prevent…

Collapsed Crane May Not Have Operated Safely

Although construction is a dangerous occupation, employers should strive to make the jobsite as safe as possible for their employees. Unfortunately, in the story below, one expert believes that workers’ were “playing with fire” that led to a recent crane accident. According to Engineering News-Record (ENR.com), investigators are looking into the cause of a collapsed…

How Often Do Small Planes and Helicopters Crash?

According to USA Today, there were 1,199 general-aviation crashes in 2013. General-aviation refers to small privately owned airplanes and helicopters. Unfortunately, for the past 15 years, the general-aviation crash rate is 40 times higher than the commercial airline industry. Of the 1,199 general-aviation accidents: 347 people were killed 571 people were injured 121 aircraft were…