Driving on our nation’s highways can be dangerous. It is even more dangerous to stop on the side of the road. Most highways and interstates have breakdown lanes. They appear wide enough to accommodate most vehicles that would need to stop there. Pulling over into a breakdown lane seems safe enough. It is not. Some states allow drivers to drive in the breakdown lane during rush hour traffic to reduce congestion. This practice adds to the many dangers of being stopped in the breakdown lane. Vehicles still have difficulties on.
Snell certified motorcycle helmets are well-built and have saved the lives of many motorcyclists. However, that doesn’t mean they’re indestructible. In fact, they’re intended for use as throw-away products. That is, you should retire them after they’ve been through one motorcycle accident. Although the outer shell is subjected to high impact forces and friction during an accident, the real damage occurs to the interior foam, which absorbs impact energy by deforming. Without this “give,” the impact shock wave would be transmitted directly to your head. The problem is that after.
Disfigurement injuries happen in both automobile and motorcycle accidents. However, the potential for disfigurement is particularly high for motorcyclists. The rider’s motorcycle provides little protection during an accident. This leaves the helmet, leather, boots, and gloves as the only barriers between the motorcyclist’s body and other motor vehicles and objects. Hitting the wrong type of guard rail, for example, can sever limbs, which is among the most severe of disfigurement injuries. Facial disfigurement is another possible outcome of a motorcycle accident. Riders thrown off a bike, tumble and slide along.
Most of us have done it on road trips involving more than one car. That is, following a friend in another car because you don’t have the directions. If you’ve ever followed a friend, you may have found yourself taking more risks than you normally do. However, you aren’t the only person with this tendency. Researchers at Arizona State University have verified this behavior in their test subjects. So what’s the explanation? The problem is a lack of coordination between the two cars. The lead car will often drive normally and assume the.
Pile-ups are among the worst types of accidents. They involve multiple cars, trucks, and possibly semi-trucks. Once it’s over, extracting victims from their vehicles will take longer than a simple one or two vehicle crash. This delay in their hospitalization can mean the difference between life and death. That’s why it’s best to never allow yourself to become involved in a pile-up accident. Here are four safety suggestions for avoiding them: Maintain a Three Second Following Distance When the vehicle in front passes by a sign, overpass, or shadow, count.
The motorcycle death wobble occurs when the motorcycle handlebars and front wheel rapidly wobble back and forth. This motion or oscillation, quickly gets worse until the rider loses control. The death wobble can cause bad motorcycle accidents in which the motorcyclist runs off the road, or veers into oncoming traffic, or falls off the bike. At normal speeds this problem is usually caused by a maintenance problem that makes the steering unstable. All it takes for the death wobble to start is an irregularity in the pavement, a gust of wind, the rider.
Being the victim of a road accident is hard enough. Having to deal with the insurance companies afterward just makes the entire experience more frustrating. Here are some simple tips for dealing with insurance companies after a crash. Don’t Sign It’s important to contact your own insurance agent as soon as possible. However, don’t sign on anything unless you know what exactly you are signing. Remember, the fine print isn’t there to benefit you. Not only that, but don’t give a recorded statement to the insurance agency. You’re not required.
If you’re the victim of a car accident, it’s important that you take photos and document the evidence. Fortunately, almost all of us now carry smartphones or other cell phones that can take photographs. Here is what you need to take pictures of. The Entire Scene First, take pictures of the overall car accident scene. Take the photos from different angles and distances. Once you have photos of the general scene, move on to the details. The Damages Photograph any damages to your car. If damage was done to nearby.
Of all the motor vehicles on the road, motorcycles are the least safe. They are less stable and less visible than four-wheeled vehicles. They also lack the protection systems of cars and trucks such as bumpers, protective “cages,” seatbelts, and airbags. The only safety system motorcyclists have is their protective gear, riding skills, and their mindset. Unfortunately, the mindset of some motorcyclists greatly increases their injury and fatality risk. Here are two psychological factors that cause motorcycle accidents: Riding With the Wrong Attitude The wrong attitude distorts clear thinking and risk assessments..
The things about motorcycles that make them so enjoyable in good weather, make them downright scary in the rain. Their two wheels, which give you a nimble ride on dry pavement, threaten to toss you to the pavement in wet conditions, and their lack of a protective cage increases your injury risk if you do get thrown off your bike. As a general rule, you shouldn’t ride in bad weather but sometimes your circumstances force it on you. That’s why you should work on developing your wet weather riding proficiency..