Thousands of vehicles travel on our country’s highways. Many of them are large trucks transporting many different types of cargo. Trucks provide a necessary service for us and we must share the road with tractor trailers at all hours of the day and night. We all must be aware of the dangers to remain safe on the road. Lane Use Large trucks are not allowed in the far left (passing) lane on multi-lane highways. This is a safety requirement. Blind spots Just like cars, trucks have blind spots. Truck drivers.
A brake failure shouldn’t occur if you get your brakes inspected on a regular basis and keep up with the car maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual. However, even these measures aren’t an ironclad guaranty. Perhaps someday while driving, your brakes will suddenly go soft. If the road ahead doesn’t have a stop light, stop sign, obstruction, or other reason for quickly stopping, then you’re in luck. That is, if you know how to stop your car without working brakes. If this should happen, you can avoid a car crash by.
Over reliance on GPS on our roads has caused plenty of speculation about its detrimental effect on our natural navigation abilities and even on how it might cause parts of the brain to shrink. Others have speculated on the resulting chaos should a hacker/terrorist knock out the GPS system altogether. However, the many car accidents caused by GPS over reliance is not speculation. Here is why: GPS Often Inspires Blind Acceptance of Its Directions A GPS lulls its users into blindly following its recommendations and does this in an insidious way..
Except where specifically prohibited, bicyclists have a legal right to use the road. They should be treated no differently than motor vehicles. However, too many bicyclists are killed every year by negligent or aggressive motorists. Although bicyclists are incapable of keeping up with traffic and are easily overlooked in busy traffic situations, this is no excuse because it is the duty of motorists to remain fully alert and to operate their vehicles safely. Too many motorists drive while distracted or drive too fast for the conditions. Some mistakenly feel that.
Tractor-trailer trucks are a common sight on our roadways. This has the effect of desensitizing motorists to their danger. In fact, too many people treat big trucks like any other vehicle on the road. They will linger inside their blind spots, cut them off, and even tailgate them. This behavior invites a truck accident, and it’s guaranteed that it won’t be a fender bender. Semi trucks should make you feel uneasy because their potential danger is real. Here are two unsettling facts about semi truck accidents: Truck Accidents in Rural.
Semi trucks keep the economy moving. Without them, most store shelves would empty out within a few weeks. However, these behemoths of the road also endanger the driving public. They are huge, sometimes weighing as much as 80,000 pounds. Their height and length make them much less stable than a car. This is why truck drivers must remain focused and alert while driving. A good night’s sleep is essential for this, yet for some truck drivers, even 8 hours of sleep isn’t enough rest for safe driving. That’s because a.
Motorcyclists are riding on almost every road throughout the country now that we have arrived into summer. Riding with friends is enjoyable and riding safely is everyone’s goal. Riding staggered is the safest and proper way to ride with other motorcycles. The lead rider stays on the left. The second rider stays on the right one second behind the first rider. The first rider should have a clear view of the second rider in their right mirror. Additional riders ride in the same staggered fashion. The third rider stays on.
Your body maintains a temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Like the thermostat in your house, it turns up the heat by causing shivering when the temperature is too low and starts its cooling system by causing sweating when the temperature is too high. However, there are limits to the body’s ability to regulate its temperature. In conditions of extreme warmth and/or during intense physical activity, the body’s temperature continues to climb. When it reaches 104 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, the person suffers from heat stroke. Unless the victim gets immediate emergency treatment,.
Obstacles on the road are collision hazards that can cause a serious crash. Debris from a landslide, a fallen tree, or a large animal such as a deer are three such obstacles. However, too many motorists fail to appreciate that every car, motorcycle, and truck in front of them on the road are potential obstacles if they rapidly brake or come to a sudden stop. Traffic isn’t viewed that way because most of the time, it matches one’s speed. But that situation can change in an instant. Here are three common.
Summer is a time of warm and sunny weather when many motorists take to our roads and highways. It is also a time of year that has the most traffic accidents. Factors such as increased traffic levels as well as good road conditions that encourage speeding and aggressive driving, contribute to this high car accident rate. But what kinds of accidents are these? The answers to this can help you avoid becoming a summer statistic yourself. Here are three typical summer car accidents: Construction Zone Accident Road construction crews take.