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Millions of Takata airbag recalls remain unfixed

Twenty-two people have died as a result of faulty Takata-made airbags throughout the world. However, this is probably not the end of the death toll, as millions of vehicles with faulty and dangerous Takata airbags remain unfixed on the road. Not only do these cars represent a deadly risk to their drivers and passengers -- because of the way Takata airbags can explode and shoot hot-metal shrapnel like bullets coming out of a bomb into the bodies of their victims -- but when they strike, they leave a tragic mark on the families, relatives, friends and community members who were close to their victims.

Which is more dangerous: Plane travel or car travel?

Every time a dangerous event happens on an airplane, every time there's a crash -- and every time there's a near crash -- it seems to make the headlines. This creates a false sense of danger surrounding airplane travel. Indeed, when something goes wrong on a passenger jet, the consequences are horrendous -- but how often does this actually occur?

How do rear-facing car seats measure up?

Most parents are responsible for the safety of their children and take all the steps they can to prevent their children from getting hurt unnecessarily. In terms of vehicle safety, this means buying an age-appropriate car seat that provides the maximum amount of protection in a vehicle collision. But how do parents know which kind of seat is best?

Single-vehicle collision claims 26-year-old woman's life

Residents in the state of Montana managed to avoid having any car accident fatalities for over a month. Sadly, this fatality-free month came to an end on a recent Friday evening near Lame Deer. According to the Rosebud County sheriff, a single-vehicle rollover crash just outside of Lame Deer resulted in the death of a 26-year-old woman.

Are you staying as safe as possible on your motorcycle?

The minute someone tries to tell you that riding a motorcycle is safe as long as you know what you're doing is the minute you should stop listening. There's no way that any motorcyclist, no matter how skilled and well-trained he or she is, can completely eliminate the dangers involved with sharing the road with potentially distracted, intoxicated or negligent vehicle drivers.

Are high drivers causing more pedestrian fatalities?

If you lost a loved one in a pedestrian versus car accident, you will no doubt have a long road ahead of you in terms of your emotional recovery. It will be particularly difficult to deal with your loved one's loss if he or she died due to the fault of another driver. It will also be difficult to hear that pedestrian deaths in the United States have reached record highs.

5 steps for treating whiplash

The most common type of motor vehicle accident injury relates to whiplash. That's because, during a car accident, the gravitational forces invariably whip the head and neck around violently. This can cause the tearing of muscles and ligaments, which can create a stiff neck, headaches and extreme pain.

Strategies to avoid a car crash

No one plans to get into a car accident, and they always happen when we least expect them. Even worse, they can result in life-altering injuries that may never fully heal. As such, every motorist needs to follow the rules of the road, drive defensively and do everything possible to avoid getting into a crash.

59-year-old Montana man dead in fatal car accident

Perhaps the most unsettling thing about motor vehicle accidents is the way they happen when we least expect them to, and the way they alter the course of our lives forever. Be it a catastrophic injury or a death in the family, if it's a serious enough crash, no one will forget that fateful day.

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