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Road Trip Anthems: 10 Songs to Listen to While on the Road

The proper soundtrack has the power to take any road trip from ordinary to extraordinary. Songs that get you in the mood to cruise and offer a connection to the open road are ideal. Whatever your travel reason may be, there’s nothing like the perfect songs to enhance your journey.

“Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman

Myth buster: This song isn’t actually about a fast car; it’s about a dead-end relationship, and a dead-end situation.  The lyrics inspire making a significant change in your life. “You gotta make a decision, leave tonight or live and die this way” are powerful lyrics that encourage an escape on the open road, and moving on to bigger and better things. Thanks for the extra push, Tracy!


“Tiny Dancer” by Elton John

If this scene in “Almost Famous” doesn’t make you want to jump on a tour bus and drive across the country, nothing will. When “Tiny Dancer” plays on their tour bus, the tension among the band subsides, and camaraderie returns. For the moment, they are reminded of what a miraculous affect music can have on people and they regain the passion for being performers. The going may get rough, but there’s always a silver lining. And how fun is Tiny Dancer to sing along with?! Don’t leave this one off of the playlist.


“Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Every road trip playlist needs an upbeat, “his and hers” love song and “Home” is the perfect choice. This song will remind you “Home is wherever I’m with you.” Home, then, isn’t an actual place, but rather a state of mind. Who needs a settling point when you’ve got each other?


“Cats In The Cradle” by Ugly Kid Joe

Ugly Kid Joe provides the perfect sing-along tune with “Cats In The Cradle.” Though there’s a sad life lesson it the undertone, it’s still a feel good tune of which everyone seems to know at least a couple lines from.


“Tonight I Have To Leave It” by Shout Out Louds

At the end of your first listen, you will be shouting “Tonight I have to leave it”– “it” being your current surroundings. The song is about wanting something real in life, and that might be exactly what you are looking for while on the road. Include this in your playlist to remind you exactly why yourself set out in the first place.


“Ticket To Ride” by The Beatles

You can’t have a good road trip soundtrack without at least one Beatles hit. “Ticket To Ride” describes a girl who is unhappy with her life and relationship with the narrator, so she literally rides out of his life and starts anew. It is rumored that the “ticket” is a ticket from British Railways and “ride” symbolized the town of Ryde on the Isle of Wight.


“Road to Nowhere” by Talking Heads

A road trip doesn’t necessarily need a destination, just the desire to get up and go. In many cases, having a “Road to Nowhere” is exactly what you need. Allow the Talking Heads to accompany you on your journey…wherever it takes you.


“Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is the kind of singer that will make you sit back, relax and enjoy the musical journey. This song emphasizes feeling lost and struck by reality. “How does it feel, to be on your own, with no direction home?” Well, Bob, it feels pretty darn good.


“The Passenger” by Iggy Pop

Sometimes it’s nice to let someone else take the driver’s seat for a bit and simply relax in the passenger’s seat. This punk classic will shed some light on how to get the full experience out of your road trip. “I am the passenger and I ride and I ride.”


“You Make My Dreams Come True” by Hall and Oates

The best part of a long car ride is the extended amount of time to jam out. Whether you’re alone or with a group of friends, this classic will have you singing at the top of your lungs—”You-hoo, you, you-hoo, hoo, you, hoo.” And how about John Oates’ mustache? Perfection.


Whether you know where you’re going, or you’re just going until you feel like stopping, these songs will serve as a proper soundtrack. Be sure to take safety precautions while out on the open road. Should you find yourself in an accident and in need of a lawyer’s assistance, give Accident Lawyer Henderson a call.



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Las Vegas Metro Warns Drivers about Car Accident Scam

Being involved in a car accident can be extremely stressful, and it’s common for people to feel rattled and uncertain immediately following a crash. Unfortunately, identity thieves have found a way to take advantage of the vulnerability accident survivors experience. These crooks can persuade frazzled drivers to disclose highly sensitive personal information, such as their driver’s license numbers, birth dates and social security numbers, at the scene of the collision. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is warning drivers to be vigilant and take precautions to avoid becoming their next victims.

metro police officer

Photo by C. Holmes

With the recent law changes in Las Vegas making it unnecessary for officers to respond to car accidents, identity thieves are taking advantage of this lack of authority at the hands of innocent and vulnerable drivers. These crooks will ask drivers for details about their identities, such as their driver’s license numbers, birth dates and addresses. Armed with this information, the individuals can wreak havoc – obtaining credit cards, taking out loans, and even committing crimes in their names.

Las Vegas Metro officials have publicly confirmed that the department relies exclusively on uniformed law enforcement officers to investigate auto accidents. They have warned that anyone who is not wearing a uniform and approaches drivers at an accident scene could be a thief. They’ve also alerted drivers to the possibility that identity thieves could pose under other guises to obtain personal information, and they recommend that drivers take care in their interactions with those present at the site of crashes. But what else can drivers do to keep their identities safe?

What You Can Do To Protect Your Identity

police officer responding to accident

Photo by Thomas Hawk

It’s important to remember that you can still call a police officer to the scene if the other driver refuses to give up their info, fails to stop or escalates the situation. The best way to protect yourself is to be knowledgeable of the laws and rules of Las Vegas auto accidents. To protect yourself from identity theft after an accident, follow these guidelines:

1.) Avoid revealing sensitive information about your identity to people you talk to at the site of a collision.

In Las Vegas, drivers involved in a collision are required to share only their driver’s license numbers, home addresses and vehicle registration information with one another. They don’t have to disclose their insurance information, but it’s usually a good idea to do so. Drivers should be prepared to provide this information to uniformed officers, as well.

2.) Review the immediate steps you should take following an auto accident now, so you’ll be prepared if you ever need to use them.

Make sure you have a complete knowledge of what should occur immediately after a crash, and don’t stray from your plan. Car crashes can be a dizzying experience, take the time to collect your thoughts and act appropriately. Following an auto accident, it’s important to get to safety, understand the situation and apply useful knowledge to avoid losing your identity.

3.) Do your best to document what happened during the accident. Take photographs using your smart phone, and write down as many details as you can about the incident while it’s still fresh in your mind.

It’s a smart idea to keep an “accident guide” in your glovebox that outlines what information you should take down following a crash. If someone approaches you at the scene of a crash and you realize they weren’t involved in the accident, inform the police immediately and consider filing a report. Taking such action could be the key to preventing others from being victimized. For more information on what to do following a car accident, contact us today or give us a call at (702) 450-4868.

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The 5 Most Dangerous Intersections in Las Vegas, and Other Roads to be Cautious Of

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Any driver who has occupied a Las Vegas street can attest to it: There is a LOT to pay attention to on the roads here. Pedestrians, out-of-town drivers, motorcyclists, and people on bicycles are just some of the obstacles to keep your eyes on. Now, the Las Vegas Metro Police traffic bureau has released the most dangerous intersections in the city:

  1. Charleston and Lamb
  2. Tropicana and Pecos
  3. Tropicana and Rainbow
  4. Tropicana and Decatur
  5. Sahara and Rainbow

Since last year, the number of fatal crashes involving cyclists and pedestrians–as well as the number of DUI arrests–has gone down. However, the number of fatal crashes involving motorcycles–which comprises half of these accidents–so far in 2014 has gone up from last year by 33%.

The most common cause of these crashes? Speed and “disregard of a traffic control device.”

Tropicana is apparently one of the riskiest roads to take, and it seems this has been the case for the last few years, at least. In 2011, the Las Vegas Sun reported that for the first six months of that year, Trop had seven out of the 15 intersections with the most injury collisions in the Valley, spanning Decatur to Pecos. The intersection of Lamb and Charleston was also included in this list.

Another stretch of road to be wary of? The 180 miles of I-15 between southern Nevada and southern California. The Nevada AAA reported that this span of road holds more fatalities than anywhere else in the state. Drivers and passengers without seatbelts have been a big factor, as have drunk driving and distracted driving.

Avoiding accidents on the road comes down to several positive habits, including defensive driving and leaving all electronic devices for after you’ve parked. If you ever find yourself in trouble after being involved in a crash, contact Hunt Law Offices for a free consultation. Laura Hunt has been helping injured people for over 15 years, and we have one of the lowest fees in the industry. (702) 450-4868

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How Much You Can Expect a Lawyer to Recover for Your Accident

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you know you might be spending a lot of money to fix the damage. The medical bills add up fast and are often compounded by the loss of income from your recovery time. There is no set way to determine how much money you will be able to recover from an accident–every circumstance is different; but you can approximate an estimate.

The following are often taken into account with a claim and are easily quantifiable

  • Expenses for medical treatment
  • Loss of income
  • Property loss

You should be reimbursed for all medical expenses related to the accident, including physical therapy and future treatments.

With loss of income, consider the value you provide your company and not only your current, but also your future earning capacity in your current field. All income sacrificed should be considered. This includes any amount you might have earned for promotions precluded by your accident.

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Photo by Chris Yarzab

The following are also taken into account but are more difficult to calculate

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium

Victims in accidents often experience long-term emotional distress from the accident. This may include nightmares, ongoing fear, anxiety, and sleep loss. How much you can claim for emotional distress varies per state. You should determine what your state’s policy is on damages related to emotional distress from your lawyer.

Loss of consortium means that you have lost a close family member in the accident. If it is a close family member or sexual partner, you can often be compensated for the emotional pain of your loss and the loss of their presence in your world. This also varies by state.

To estimate how much you can recover, add all expenses you’ve paid out of pocket or expect to pay and then discuss with your lawyer what you may be compensated for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other factors.

*Disclaimer: All accidents have individual circumstances. Contact us for a free consultation. (702) 450-4868

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4 Countries Whose Drunk Driving Laws Are Far Stricter Than in the U.S.

With a legal alcohol limit of 0.08%, U.S. law certainly knows how to crack down on drunk drivers; however, nearly every country in the world has stricter drunk driving laws than the United States. Most countries have legal limits of 0.02% or 0.05%. Some have a 0% tolerance. Below, we explore the drunk driving laws of four other countries.

catching drunk driving

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1. Australia

Down under, the legal limit ranges from 0.02%-0.05%. Police officers in Australia are permitted to stop any driver without a particular reason and conduct a breathalyzer test. They can even make them mandatory for every driver during large events like football games or over the weekends. Refusal to take the test can result in severe fines, including imprisonment.  Additionally, any driver who has driven a car in the past three hours can be given a saliva test for methamphetamine, marijuana, or MDMA, all of which have zero tolerance.

In the US and UK, on the other hand, police officers typically need to first suspect a driver is under the influence before requesting a sobriety or breath test.

2. Canada

In Canada, foreigners with a drunk driving conviction within the past five years are typically not allowed to enter the country, as a drinking and driving charge or conviction is considered an indictable offense. Canada has a legal limit between 0.05% and 0.08%.

drinking and driving

Photo provided by James Palinsad

3. Poland

In Poland, being caught driving with a blood alcohol level greater than 0.02% but less than 0.05% is grounds for a ban on your driver’s license for anywhere from six months to three years, plus up to a month in jail. With a blood alcohol level greater than 0.05%, your license can get revoked anywhere from one to 10 years, and you face prison time of up to two years.

Bicyclists face the same drunk driving penalties as motor vehicle drivers. In fact, almost half of the people imprisoned for drunk driving in Poland were riding bicycles.

4. Sweden

Sweden lowered its legal limit from 0.05% to 0.02% more than 20 years ago. Fines for drunk driving depend on how much money one has in the bank, with one woman being fined more than $21,000. If a driver is convicted more than once, his or her name, face, and car make go into the police database and the individual can be stopped at any time. A repeat offender can even have his car seized and forfeited by police.


If you’ve had a few drinks and you’re questioning whether you should be behind the wheel, then you shouldn’t. Call a friend or a cab and protect yourself–as well as the other drivers on the road.

Laura Hunt has been helping injured people for over 15 years. Contact our offices today to schedule your free consultation. (702) 450-4868



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Las Vegas Metro Will No Longer Respond to Minor Auto Accidents: How This Will Affect Nevada Drivers

With a $30 million dollar budget shortfall, strained personnel, and an increase in the number of service calls, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has decided to stop responding to minor traffic accidents. Starting on March 3, motorists involved in non-injury crashes will be entrusted with the responsibility to trade insurance information and prepare their own accident report. While crashes that lead to injuries and those caused by suspected drunk drivers will still warrant an officer on the scene, Las Vegas police hope this change in policy will reduce the growing number of man-hours dedicated to minor incidents. Currently, Las Vegas police spend up to 250 hours responding to fender benders and low speed collisions. Find out the reasons behind this big change to police policy in Las Vegas and how it could affect your auto accident case.

minor car accident

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Why the change? Too many crashes, not enough officers

Las Vegas isn’t the safest place to drive. In 2013, the city ranked 130th out of 200 by All State Insurance. This means that, statistically speaking, Las Vegas drivers have an accident every 8.7 years. While the city has improved recently, the problem is exacerbated by another statistic: Las Vegas employs 1.8 police officers for every 1,000 citizens–significantly below the national standard of 2.0. In the past five years, these officers have responded to somewhere between 12,000 and 14,000 accidents (and that’s just those without an injury).

How this could affect your auto accident case

While the new policy will take some of the pressure of Las Vegas PD, insurance companies are not happy. Industry leaders claim that the Las Vegas area will see an increase in incidents of medical fraud and injury litigation–all of which will lead to higher insurance rates. Without police-generated accident reports, investigating accident-related claims will become much more time-consuming and prone to error. The costs associated with this policy change will undoubtedly be passed along to the consumer.

driving at night

Photo provided by Jeff Wilcox

What Las Vegas drivers can do

Las Vegas isn’t the only city that’s adopted a hands-off polic

y when it comes to non-injury accidents. Several major cities in California, including San Francisco and Los Angeles, have been living with a similar practice for years. In those locales, as in Las Vegas, you are no longer expected to call the police for a minor accident, but you can still have an officer dispatched if the other driver refuses to give up their info, fails to stop, or escalates the situation. Here are some other precautions you can take.

  • Familiarize yourself with your insurance policy and coverage. Review your policy provider and your insurance plan in order to exchange information with other drivers effectively.
  • Know how to collect evidence. Luckily, most of us have cameras on our phones nowadays. If you don’t, be sure to carry one in your glove box so that you can take detailed pictures of the accident scene, including any damage to the vehicles involved and any skid marks on the ground. If any witnesses stick around, be sure to get their contact information so that they can corroborate details that might support your claim or help you to resolve disputes.
  • Seek medical treatment. No matter how small your injury, you should always seek treatment and call your lawyer as soon as possible.
  • Keep an “accident guide” in your glovebox. An auto accident is a nerve-wracking experience. Even the best of us can get a little rattled, and this means your decision-making might not be perfect. Keep a step-by-step after-accident checklist in your glovebox and make sure you’ve obtained all the necessary info and evidence before leaving the scene. Making the right moves immediately after your accident could make a huge difference if discrepancies emerge down the line.

To learn more about why police will no longer respond to minor auto accidents in Las Vegas, read the full article here.

If you’ve been injured and need help, contact Laura Hunt to schedule a free consultation. (702) 450-4868


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Distracted Driving-Related Car Accidents Won’t Stop Unless There’s a Cultural Shift

texting while driving

You may find it shocking to learn that in a survey by State Farm, 57% of drivers admitted to talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving. 77% of drivers aged 18-29 admitted to the same offense.

As far as texting goes, amongst drivers aged 18-29, 69% admitted to texting while driving. Of the general population, 35% admitted to this, an increase from 31% in 2009.

But despite these high numbers, Americans don’t condone distracted driving. In fact, half of survey respondents supported imprisonment as an appropriate punishment for fatal cellphone related crashes. Three-fourths of participants strongly supported a ban on texting while driving.

distracted driving

Americans clearly overestimate their ability to stay focused while driving and talking on the phone or texting.

In 2013, there were over 3,000 fatalities as a result of distracted driving-related accidents.

“People recognize these things are dangerous, but they think that they themselves are good at it,” says Robert Rosenberg, an assistant professor of philosophy at the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

If Americans recognized their own distractibility and advocated against distracted driving, it would be a critical cultural shift that could prevent further distracted driving-related accidents.

driving while on the phone

Many people assume being a responsible driver means using hands-free technologies such as headsets and voice activated systems. But according to Strayer, author of a study on distracted driving for AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety, “There really is no difference between hand-held and hands-free.” Safety advocates are arguing that hands free communication devices still entail a degree of dangerous distractibility.

This is an emergent issue, as car companies have even begun to compete by luring customers with promises of greater, safer connectivity in their vehicles, including more cutting edge options for hands-free talking and texting.

Perhaps the greatest cultural shift of all would be curtailing our need to be continuously connected, especially while driving.


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Mandatory Seat Belt Law Could Reduce Injuries in Bus Accidents

Beginning in late 2016, new tour buses and buses that travel outside city lines will be required to be equipped with seat belts. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that three-point lap-shoulder belts will be a requirement in all new motor coaches and other large buses starting in November of  2016. School buses and city transit buses are exempt from the federal ruling.

bus crash with cracked windshield
Photo by Leonie

The new rule is a victory for accident investigators, who have spent nearly 50 years pushing for the safety measure. The National Transportation Safety Board began advocating for seat belts in motor coaches in 1968 following a California highway crash that killed 19 passengers. Although commercial bus operators spent decades resisting seat belts, opposition weakened following a high-profile 2007 accident that killed 7 and injured 28 others.

David Strickland, head of the National Highway Safety Administration, says that adding seat belts to motor coaches increases the safety for drivers and passengers, especially in rollover accidents. According to recent statistics, large bus accidents kill an average of 21 people and injure an additional 8,000 every year. Rollovers cause roughly half of all motor coach casualties, and approximately 70% of those killed in such cases were ejected from the vehicle. Experts project that bus-related fatalities and injuries could be reduced by nearly half with the addition of seat belts.

bus with 3 point seatbelt
Photo by Julian Walker

The American Bus Association released a statement calling the ruling “an important step.” However, it will likely be several years before all buses are equipped with seat belts, since the ruling only applies to new buses. Adding seat belts to existing buses would cost several thousand more dollars than the cost of adding them to new buses. Due to the high expense, older buses without seat belts would be grandfathered in under the new law. With buses typically spending 20-25 years on the road, it will take some time before passengers can expect to see seat belts in all buses.

While this new legislation brings us closer to reducing auto accidents, there is still a lot of work ahead to equip all motorized vehicles with the basic safety features we have come to expect from our cars. To learn more about driver safety, or to learn what actions you can take after a bus or car accident in Las Vegas, contact accident attorney Laura Hunt at (702) 450-4868 for a free consultation.

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The 17 Best American Muscle Cars and the Films that Made Them Famous

Americans have long had a love affair with the automobile. Here we take a look at the most iconic American muscle cars and the movies that made them icons.

1. 1949 Mercury

Film: Rebel Without a Cause, 1955

This movie’s classic car “chicken” scene shows James Deans’ character racing his 1949 Mercury towards a cliff, jumping out of the car just in time. His opponent did not fare as well.

scene from Rebel Without a Cause

2. 1958 Corvette

Film: Hot Rods to Hell, 1967

The orange and yellow Corvette in this movie was a little worse for wear when it made its film debut.

scene from Hot Rods to Hell

3. 1968 Ford Mustang

Film: Bullitt, 1968

Steve McQueen’s detective character goes airborne more than once in his Mustang while chasing through San Francisco’s legendary steep streets.

Ford Mustang from movie Bullitt

4. 1955 Chevy 150

Film: Two-Lane Blacktop, 1971

Beach Boy Dennis Wilson and James Taylor travel on Route 66, stopping to race locals along the way.

Two Lane Blacktop car scene

5. 1970 Dodge Challenger

Vanishing Point, 1971

A car chase that takes place across 4 states uses a Dodge Challenger to escape police, on of the few films to feature a Dodge muscle car.

Vanishing Point car

6. 1958 Chevy Impala

Film: American Graffiti, 1973

Terry “The Toad” Fields looks too cool for school in his Chevy. The films features numerous other classic cars.

scene from American Graffiti

7. Custom Corvette

Film: Cleopatra Jones, 1973

In this classic film, sexy Tamara Dobson drives a custom Corvette, which features a device to raise the roof to prevent her afro from getting messed up.

Cleopatra Jones car chase scene

8. 1977 Pontiac Trans Am

Film: Smokey and the Bandit, 1977

Five Trans Ams were used to make this Burt Reynolds classic.

smokey and the bandit jump

9. 1974 Mount Prospect Doge Monaco

Film: Blues Brothers, 1980

Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi drive a beat-up old cop car to outrace cops in in their Bluesmobile.

Bluesmobile from the movie Blues Brothers

10. Ford Falcon XB GT

Film: The Road Warrior, 1981

In this post-apocalyptic sequel to Mad Max, Mel Gibson drives his hot rod in spite of the fall of civilization and gasoline being an extremely rare commodity.

road warrior ford falcon

11. 1958 Plymouth Fury

Film: Christine, 1983

This cherry red killer car exacts revenge on those who wrong her, and manages to repair itself to perfection after each deadly encounter.

Stephen King Christine

12. Bigfoot #2

Film: Cannonball Run II, 1984

This giant monster truck takes out a Porsche 928 like it’s a speed bump.

Bigfoot Monster Truck Cannon Ball Run

13. 1966 Thunderbird Convertible

Film: Thelma & Louise, 1991

This classic road trip car is the perfect companion to Thelma and Louise’s wild ride to the Grand Canyon.

Car from Thelma and Louise

14. 1968 Dodge Charger

Film: Blade, 1998

This bad ass vampire’s need for speed is satisfied by his black Dodge Charger.

Car from Blade

15. 1967 Dodge Charger

Film: The Dukes of Hazzard, 2005

The General Lee is decked out with a custom orange paint job, and catches enough air to make it seem like it can fly.

Dukes of Hazzard car jump

16. 1976 Chevy Camero

Film: Transformers Franchise, 2007-2011

Disguised as a Camero, the space robot Bumblebee eventually morphs into a newer, sleeker Camero in the subsequent films.

Bumblebee transforms from old camero to new

17. 1966 Ford GT40

Film: Fast Five, 2011

While the Fast and the Furious Franchise has always featured sexy cars at breakneck speeds, this beauty steals the show.

Car from Fast Five


It’s fun to watch these speed demons race on the closed sets of Hollywood, but remember that the stunts in these movies should never be attempted at home. To learn more about driver safety, or to find a car accident lawyer in Las Vegas, contact Laura Hunt at (702) 450-4868 today.

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The 6 Most Important Moments in Car Safety History (A Photo Essay)

Car safety is something that we all take seriously. As a vehicle component that is constantly evolving, car safety has a come a long way. Let’s take a look as some of the most important moments in car safety history.

1. The First Traffic Fatality

On Sept. 14, 1899, a 68-year-old man died after an electrically powered taxi ran into him in New York City’s Central Park. He is documented as the first victim of a fatal car accident.

vintage photo of traffic

but back then there were also no crosswalks or bike lanes.


2. The First Fender

In the early 1900s, John O’Leary developed the O’Leary Fender. He advertised his product in the New York Times claiming that the fender made it practically impossible to be seriously injured by an automobile, as it “scooped the person up out of harm’s way.”

cow on the back of a car

It also provided a convenient space for your cow, apparently.

3. Protecting Passengers with Padding

In the early 1950s, auto makers decided it would be beneficial to put padding on the inside of vehicles where the driver’s head might hit. This was just the beginning of safety changes to the interiors of vehicles.

interior padding

And it made the ride that much more comfortable

4. Seatbelts

There have been many ideas about how to improve the safety of those inside a vehicle. Some of these ideas include a pop-out windshield and rear-facing passenger seats. One of the most critical safety breakthroughs, however, has been the three point seat belt. This revolutionary safety device was introduced by Volvo in 1959, transforming car safety as we know it.

early model Volvo on display

An early Volvo on display


5. Highway Safety Laws

In 1965, Ralph Nader published an attack on GM’s Corvair compact car, ultimately leading to the National Highway Traffic Safety Act in 1966. As a part of this act, manufacturers were henceforth required to install seatbelts in all vehicles.

vintage junkyard photo

And all other cars that don’t meet the standards can take a hike.

6. Air Bags

In the 1970s Ford and GM began to offer airbags, but quickly pulled the plug due to lack of consumer demand. In the U.S., driver airbags were mandated in 1989, with passenger airbags lagging in legislation until 1998!

vintage car accident

Of course, airbags can only do so much…

Without some of these automobile implementations throughout history, driver safety would be quite different. More importantly, these innovations have saved thousands of lives over time. To learn more about driver safety, or to speak to a car accident attorney in Las Vegas, contact Hunt Law Offices at (702) 450-4868 for a free consultation.


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