By | May 18th, 2017

Being the crash victim of a motorist who runs a red light is sudden, violent, and sometimes fatal. If the victim is “T-boned” at a side door, severe injury is often the consequence because of the minimal protection for anyone sitting next to the door. These types of accidents can involve more than one victim. Large urban intersections are filled with stopped cars, any one of which can get hit in secondary impacts. Why do these potentially deadly accidents happen? Here are four reasons: Red Light Is Run Intentionally Impatient, aggressive,.

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By | May 18th, 2017

Although they look beautiful on postcards, mountains are dangerous places. They’re dangerous for hikers, small aircraft, and motorists. They’re the one place where being in a car doesn’t necessarily guaranty a safe passage. Their main problems are sudden storms, the effect of altitude on your engine’s performance, and the steep grades, which are hard on your engine while going uphill, and hard on your engine and brakes while going downhill. The consequences of losing control can be a devastating car accident. Keep these four tips in mind when driving through the.

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By | May 11th, 2017

Breakdown lanes on high-speed roadways provide a relatively safe place to park when you’re having car trouble. However, the key phrase here is “relatively safe” because, although your vehicle is out of the traffic flow, it’s only a few feet away from 65 mph cars and trucks. Anyone can stray onto the shoulder and crash into your car because of fatigue, distraction, intoxication, or even target fixation where a driver looking at you inadvertently steers his car in your direction. When stopped on the shoulder for a lengthy period of.

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By | May 11th, 2017

When a two ton motor vehicle hits a pedestrian in an accident, the pedestrian always loses. Pedestrian deaths are on the rise because of increased motor vehicle traffic and increased distraction in the form of technological gadgets such as mobile devices and GPS. Of course, technology isn’t the only type of driver distraction, but it has added to the numerous ways that distracted driving can occur. Although pedestrians aren’t always faultless, too many pedestrian wrongful deaths occur because of driver negligence or recklessness. This problem isn’t a motorist vs pedestrian.

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By | May 11th, 2017

Motorcycle riders often find there is nothing better than cruising around town on a bright, sunny day. Unfortunately, not all journeys end successfully as motorcycle accidents can and do happen. They result in a variety of injuries including a fractured fibula. What is a Fractured Fibula? The fibula is the thin, large bone found in the lower leg on the outside of the calf. Because of its thinness, it is prone to fracturing when struck along the side. Such fractures can happen in the upper part of the fibula, on.

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By | May 4th, 2017

According to the insurance companies, young inexperienced drivers have a high risk of getting into a car accident. In addition, a person with a driving record full of accidents will likely continue this pattern. Does this mean older and more seasoned motorists are safe drivers. Not necessarily. If a motorist is not actively focused on defensive driving, she is at risk of having a car accident. This is true even if the she hasn’t been in one for many years. Why is this? Because these people are driving without full use of their greatest asset:.

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By | May 4th, 2017

The average driver will see three to four traffic accidents in their lifetime. However, some exceptional drivers have had no accidents over the course of their lives. While a few of these people simply enjoyed incredible luck, the perfect records of the others were mostly due to the way they drove. They didn’t have super fast reflexes or race car driving skills. Instead, they shared these five qualities: They Are Emotionally Stable The best drivers don’t emotionally react to the actions or inactions of other drivers. If someone cuts them off,.

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By | May 4th, 2017

Lane splitting is a controversial topic across the United States. Lane splitting is the term used when motorcycles pass in a nonexistent lane. Motorcyclists usually do this when traffic is stopped or exceptionally slow. They might be observed riding the line between lanes of traffic. They can avoid sitting in traffic for long periods and benefit from their size. Motorcyclists can usually fit between the lanes of traffic they are straddling. Is lane splitting legal? Lane splitting is not illegal in California. Some states forbid it. Others are silent. Some.

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By | April 27th, 2017

Target fixation is a motorcycle 101 concept that riders learn about when getting their license. Although the problem is easy enough to understand, its solution is easier said than done. Target fixation is the human tendency to “home into” the very thing you wish to avoid. The term was coined during World War 2, when pilots sometimes flew into the targets they were strafing. The problem still exists among pilots today. Operators of highly responsive vehicles, such as aircraft and motorcycles, are especially prone to this problem. The key to.

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By | April 27th, 2017

The semi truck’s tractor and trailer have a combined length of about 70 feet. A typical highway lane width is about 12 feet. As one might expect, making a u-turn with a semi truck on a two lane highway isn’t easy. It’s also dangerous because a semi truck takes a long time to execute the maneuver and blocks both lanes. Additional reasons semi truck u-turns are dangerous include: The Semi Truck Has Large Blind Spots Unlike a car that permits a 360 degree view when the driver turns her head, the.

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