Archive for December 22, 2015

Most Common Types of Vehicle Accidents

Common Types of Vehicle Accidents

Get to know these common types of accidents to help you avoid a collision.

 

If you could know the common types of vehicle accidents, then you might be able to avoid them better. Knowing the causes could help you stay more aware in certain situations and improve your driving technique. Here a few of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents…

Type: Rear end collision

According to the NHTSA, almost 1/3 of accidents on the road today are rear end collisions. This is an easy fix, right? Simply increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. But it’s not that easy. Distractions can nullify that extra distance. So do your best to avoid those.

Type: Animal collision

Even small animal collisions can cause damage and even cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Larger animals like deer can even total your vehicle. The trick here is to expect to see animals on the road in areas in which it is likely. At night, you can even look for illuminated retinas on the sides of the road.

Type: Side impact collision

Not only are these types of accidents common, they are highly lethal. The NHTSA found that a quarter of all passenger deaths are attributed to side impact collisions. To try and avoid these, look both ways when pulling away from stop signs and stoplights.

If you have found yourself in one of these situations and need some car service look to the service experts at Randall Mitsubishi in San Angelo, TX. We will get you back on the road quickly and efficiently!

Best Vehicles For Teen Drivers Should Be Big, Safe, And Slow

Best Vehicles for Teen Drivers

Find your teen driver the best vehicle for what they really need; safety and reliability.

So you’ve spent hours in the car with your teen driver, doing your best to praise her when she does well and gently criticize her when necessary. You’ve insisted she download an app to block texts and calls when she’s in transit. What’s the next step? Getting her a great vehicle! The best vehicles for teen drivers should have the following features according to the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety…

Safe

The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration both conduct extensive crash tests on every mass-produced vehicle brought to market. Make sure your child’s vehicle has good scores.

Slow

It’s not that you should give your kid an anemic ride that can’t even get out of its own way. Just make sure it doesn’t have a huge amount of horsepower. For first time drivers that don’t have years of experience on the road, that extra horsepower can be hard to handle.

Big

The IIHS produces a list of best vehicles for teen drives. Bigger normally means safer. There are no minicars or small cars on the list. However, you will find the Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and Mitsubishi Galant on the list!