Many Californians living in the coastal areas get little exposure to driving in snowy conditions. This lack of practice can cause problems when driving in inland areas, especially the mountains. When visiting or vacationing in these places, drive safely and avoid a car accident using these six tips: Bring Tire Chains and Know How to Use Them Even if your driving skill and car are more than up to the task of traveling on snow-covered roads, sometimes chains are required. Look for “chain required” signs. The sign will show one of.
Because of its enormous size and weight, a semi truck can cause a devastating truck accident that may injure and kill motorists. Truck drivers too, don’t always come out of these accidents unscathed. Semi truck accidents have caused serious injuries and fatalities to truck drivers. This is why the truck driver’s pre-trip inspection of her rig is so important, and is why it’s required by law. Because of the many trips truckers make in their careers, the pre-trip inspection becomes very routine, and the temptation exists for truckers to cut.
To many drivers, speeding is a violation of the posted speed limit. However, this is a narrow definition and isn’t always technically correct. The posted speed limit applies to good driving conditions. For less ideal conditions you must follow California’s basic speed law that states you can’t drive faster than is safe for the current driving conditions. This means you will have to exercise your judgment to determine the safe speed. However, the police can cite you for violating the basic speed law if your speed is too fast according.
Although the huge size and weight of semi trucks make them seem indestructible, you would be surprised at how easily they can lose control. Large semi trucks were built to haul lots of cargo rather than for a stable ride. Its high center of gravity and its long length make it vulnerable to jackknifing on slippery roads and to rollovers. Unlike jackknifing, rollovers can happen on a perfectly dry pavement. This uncommon but deadly truck accident is often caused by misjudgment and negligence on the part of truck drivers. Here.
The roads are dangerous places for new drivers. As we mentioned previously, California Highway Patrol officers have noted that the statewide death toll led to the loss of 2,835 lives while operating a vehicle. Add to this the 159,115 injury accidents that motorists were involved in, and it is no small wonder that parents of teens worry about the crash potential when handing junior the keys to a car. The Car-buying Dilemma California parents want to keep freshly minted teen drivers safe but typically cannot afford to buy the latest.
Many people worry about their personal safety. They avoid walking in dark alleys. They look both ways before crossing the street. And they lock their doors at night. However, when using a car, many people don’t use seatbelts. It isn’t because they’re unaware of the potential danger because seatbelt safety is taught when getting a driver’s license. It could be because car accidents don’t happen every day, and people consider one an unlikely event. Here are three reasons given by people for not wearing seatbelts: I’m a Good Driver and.
Thanks to the Internet, the world is a more connected place. While this is a good thing overall, it also facilitates the spread of misconceptions. Some misconceptions are harmless while others concerning winter driving may cause a car accident. If you intend to drive in areas with snow and ice this winter, here are three winter driving myths that are best left ignored: All Season Tires Work for All Seasons The name “all season tires” only applies to areas that don’t get snow or ice over the winter. Using these.
Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous ways that two vehicles can crash. The impacts occur at high velocity because the speed of both cars add. Poorly executed passing on two lane highways often cause this type of accident. Although passing another car using the oncoming traffic lane will always be dangerous, bad passing habits increase the danger to unacceptable levels. Here are six dangerous passing practices: Passing a vehicle that’s traveling near the speed limit. Exceeding the speed limit is illegal regardless of the circumstances. The passing zones, which.
The need for motorcycle helmets has received a lot of attention. Of course, this attention is well deserved. The human skull is easily fractured by an unprotected fall from a motorcycle, and many unhelmeted motorcyclists die each year in accidents. However, eye protection doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Unlike helmets, which improve your survival prospects in a motorcycle accident, eye protection prevent motorcycle accidents. How Eye Protection Prevents Accidents The eye is a delicate structure that’s highly vulnerable to flying objects while riding at highway speeds. The most common projectiles.
Drivers of four-wheeled vehicles don’t have motorcycles on their radar. This happens because motorcyclists are a traffic minority and because they have a small size and unusual profile. Compared to most vehicles, the motorcycle has a slender profile when viewed in the front or rear. This means there’s less to catch the eye of the often distracted motorist. To avoid becoming a part of motorcycle accident statistic, you should master the art of being seen on the road. You can do this in a number of ways, as described below: Install.