In the final moments before a car crash, is it wise to release the brake to allow yourself better position to brace for impact?

Having seen many accidents, having worked IT for an Insurance Company and had to review images and videos of the accidents, one stands out to me.There was dashcam video of a car that lost control. You could see in one screen what happened outside, and then the other screen you

What is the relative safety of bicycling versus other modes of transportation?

Probably the best answer I have seen on cycling safety is this article:http://www.copenhagenize.com/201...The gist appears to be this:  Cycling is more hazardous than driving, at the moment, but you are more likely to die

Are your survival chances better in a high speed car crash or a plane crash?

Car crash, for sure. If you're in the front seat, you have airbags. Also, you're wearing a three-point seat belt. In a plane, you're only wearing a lap belt. (The flight attendants get a proper 4-point belt.) Also, it's rare for car crashes to take place at over 40 MPH or so, while it's

Have you ever had an accident that you would say was caused primarily, or significantly, by sleep deprivation?

It wasn't an accident exactly, since I hit nothing, but I was driving to the airport at 3am when I thought I saw a cardboard box in my lane. I was travelling at 75 mph (the speed limit) when I turned quickly to avoid it.My car

Helmet? Check. But how can I be even safer while biking?

Avoid the accident.There's not really much you can do to improve your chances if an accident happens. You could wear some padding apart from the helmet, but that wouldn't be too convenient for everyday life.I believe your focus should

How can one be alive after a car accident?

I went through this a while back: Here's what I wrote."What does it feel like to rear-end another car?" by Bruce A McIntyre on Worth a Shot"What does it feel like to rear-end another car?"It was a rainy

How could someone cause a car crash?

Okay so im not condoning this at all. ButPinhole leak in the brake lineRemove the nut from a tie rod end/ball joint. The part will come loose quickly as they drive and will cause them to lose control when it falls offDrain power steering fluid. The rack will heat up as

How does Google detect traffic & car accidents on Google maps?

Well it's very simple. They track your mobile phones, or should I say smartphones. Now let's divide it into two parts.Road Traffic: You may not know, but the mobile service providers keep on tracking your phones via the signature strength your phone sends and

I saw a man back his truck into my car and it left a huge scratch. He said it could not have been him because there was no scratch or damage on his truck. He refused to give me his information and drove away flipping the bird. What should I do?

Well this is the day of dash cams, 24/7 internet access, Facebook and Twitter everything, so if you didn't take a picture of his license plate and vehicle, or someone didn't witnessed the

If a traffic officer causes an accident, what happens?

ATA Same as any other crash, there is an on-scene investigation, a crash report is prepared and filed, and each driver's insurance company must file proof of insurance with the state. Additionally, in crashes involving one of our officers, there are

In the impossibility of avoiding a frontal car crash - should drivers hit the brake and hold it, or release it just before impact?

Bear with me;- go here * if you want the answer directThere's going to be some people that say you should take your foot off the brakes at the last instant to recover the elastic energy that is locked up in the tyres and suspension and retransfering

Is it believable that during a car crash, 40% of drivers never even hit the brakes?

In order for a driver to hit the brakes they have to be aware of what is about to happen. If someone drives out of a side street straight into the side of a vehicle you dont have time to hit the brakes. If a vehicle crashes into the side of another vehicle in

Is it better to tense up or relax at the point of impact in a car crash?

I know a few EMTs and volunteer fire fighters, and I'm kinda surprised none of those people have taken this question. The ones I know are unanimous in their reporting of drunk driving accidents-the drunk people are nearly always not as badly injured in crashes as sober people. This is 100% anecdotal evidence, but it seems to be common

Recently, I was hit by a car, but now I feel absolutely normal, but the only thing I noticed was a concave rib. Should I go to the hospital, even if I have no signs of a fracture, not even pain?

If it were me I would go to my sports-medicine certified chiropractor. Experiencing that type of impact has undoubtedly created some bones that are out of place, that you might not even feel or realize until the body's attempts to compensate for those misalignments has started to cause real symptoms later. Plus, the rib thing. If

Were you afraid to drive again after an accident? How do I get over it?

Actually, I don't fear driving so much as I do riding with someone else driving. (I was in a terrible accident where I was in a coma, broke tibia, fibula, several ribs, backbone, one jaw, one shoulder, cheekbones, eye orbitals, nose, some toes, lost hearing in one ear, and took

What are some of the most dangerous traffic maneuvers? The common left turn at a busy intersection seems to be pretty dangerous (if there are visibility issues). Do you agree?

There are a couple different maneuvers, both of which involve left turns.Making a left turn across a divided highway from a side road when there is heavy traffic can be a dangerous move. In any place where there are view obstructions, the view of

What is the best way to alleviate lower back pain after a car accident?

Good Question Actually. Cant explain within quora. I have added a detailed article here. You can check it out if you have some time :)How to Treat Lower Back Pain After a Car AccidentEvery year, millions of people are injured in car accidents. The most common injuries affect the neck and

What is the relative safety of bicycling versus other modes of transportation?

Probably the best answer I have seen on cycling safety is this article:http://www.copenhagenize.com/201...The gist appears to be this:  Cycling is more hazardous than driving, at the moment, but you are more likely to die earlier if you

What should I do right before a car crash?

Take a course at a real driving school (and I don't mean some guy in an econobox with a spare brake pedal who comes to your house. I mean you go to a race track, strap on a helmet, and go out with a real instructor ), or at least at something like the

What should you do if your car begins to slip on ice and cannot stop?

Well, regain control by either steering in the direction car is going or applying slight pressure on the gas pedal. Once you have control back you can steer around obstacles and continue slowing down - even ice with water on top still has

Why do people avoid wearing a helmet while driving a bike? How can you control accidents?

Well There are certainly some very good ways to encourage bikers for wearing helmet.# I have personally seen people wearing earplugs and listening songs while riding but not wearing helmet why???# I have seen people with tilted head and talking over phone but not wearing helmet why?# I have seen people not

In the final moments before a car crash, is it wise to release the brake to allow yourself better position to brace for impact?

Having seen many accidents, having worked IT for an Insurance Company and had to review images and videos of the accidents, one stands out to me.There was dashcam video of a car that lost control. You could see in one screen what happened

What should you do if you are about to be rear ended by a car approaching at high speed while stopped behind another car? Should you jam down on the brakes as hard as you can? Hold brakes lightly? Release brakes?

Professional drivers are taught never to be so close to the vehicle in front of you so that you can't see their rear tires on the ground. I was sitting on the freeway in my brand new 1999 F 150, a black beauty. We were leaving for a vacation the next weekend so