Thousands of people die each year in car accidents involving alcohol impairment. Unfortunately, these deaths occur to both the inebriated drivers and their victims. To reduce your risk of becoming a victim yourself, it’s important to learn how to spot drunk drivers and how to respond to them. Although people sometimes make mistakes that might resemble the action of a drunk driver, they usually recover and drive normally. However, the intoxicated driver is unable to recover and continue with their pattern. In addition, you’re more likely to encounter these people.
Many people regard turn signal use as an unimportant part of driving. After all, if you look before changing lanes or turning at intersections, it isn’t needed, right? Looking without signaling isn’t enough because if you’re like other human beings, you sometimes make mistakes such as failing to see a vehicle that could be affected by your turn. This is especially true in crowded and complex traffic situations. Turn signals also increase your predictability to the other vehicles around you. The predictability of other cars allows you to navigate your.
No one questions the fact that car accidents involving other cars are serious affairs. Although property damage to another car means an increase in one’s insurance premiums, injuries or fatalities can result in more serious consequences such as civil or possibly criminal litigation. In the case of a car accident involving a pedestrian, a serious injury or a fatality is highly probable. Most drivers fail to fully appreciate that they’re only one driving mistake away from being charged with vehicular manslaughter whenever they get behind the wheel. Here are four.
Impaired driving impacts all of us. There are more impaired drivers on the road than you might think.Most Americans are prescribed one medication or another by their doctors. Many are prescribed multiple medications. We are also using a growing number of over the counter medications for many self-diagnosed problems. Many of these medications come with the standard warning “use caution when operating machinery”. How many of these medications cause drivers to have difficulty? How many drivers are impaired by medication? What medications can cause impairment if used while driving? Cold.
Being in a vehicular accident is emotional and traumatic. Unfortunately, the experience will most likely leave you with a bodily injury. According to statistics put out by the California Department of Motor Vehicles there are approximately over 250,000 injuries due to vehicular accidents in the state each year. These injuries occur while being in the actual vehicle or being an innocent bystander. Some of the most common of these injuries are orthopedic involving bones, joints, muscles, and soft tissues throughout the entire body. Whether you find yourself with a sprained.
Aggressive driving is characterized by actions that endanger other motorists. These include tailgating, improper lane changing, speeding, illegal passing, running red lights and stop signs, failure to yield, and driving on the shoulder. It’s clear these actions are dangerous under any circumstances and can injure or kill other motorists in a crash. However, aggressive driving in some circumstances is so dangerous to the extreme that a car accident is highly probable. Here are three of these: Bad Weather Aggressive driving in bad weather such as in heavy fog can readily.
Motorcycle accidents are notoriously bad. A motorcycle rider is exposed to the elements and can be thrown off the motorcycle easily. Their legs can also be crushed underneath the motorcycle. And if they’re not wearing proper gear, then the chances of injury are greater. The Necessity of a Helmet and Protective Gear Given how bad motorcycle accidents tend to be, it’s very important to always wear a helmet and protective gear when you go motorcycle riding. Not only does this gear protect you from the elements (such as dust and.
For many, motorcycling is an exhilarating experience. It also entails risk, which is why some people love riding. But the differences between those who ride for years accident-free and those who don’t, are skill, experience, attitude, judgment, and some luck. Many of the risks of motorcycling are obvious while others are less so. But there are two dangers associated with riding solo that many fail to perceive that have caused many fatalities: Solo Rural Riding There are more deaths per mile traveled in rural areas than in cities. This is.
In mid-October, a San Francisco bicycle police officer was seriously injured when a fleeing suspect crashed into the officer. The suspect fled the scene but was later found and taken into custody. While most people would not intentionally cause a crash with a first responder, it is to do our part to keep them safer. As we work to keep them safer, we are also working to keep ourselves safer. There are several ways you can do this. When you see flashing emergency lights, either behind you or coming toward.
It’s not uncommon to see debris on the road and its shoulders. Some of it, such as chunks of tire tread, often come from commercial trucks. However, the driving public contribute to the problem when they carry cargo on top of their vehicles or in trailers. If these items were properly secured, road debris wouldn’t be as big a problem that it currently is. Mattresses held on the tops of cars by a few bungee cords, overloaded pickup trucks with open tailgates, or trailers filled with loose items are examples of people unwilling to take.