When a motorcycle accident involves seemingly minor scrapes and bruises, the temptation is strong to quickly get past the unpleasant experience and resume your normal daily routine. However, not getting a physical examination by a doctor is a mistake. You may have internal soft tissue injuries that aren’t immediately apparent because there’s no external wound or bleeding. You may not feel the injuries at first because the accident may have triggered pain suppressing hormones. In addition, it may take time before tissue inflammation and/or internal bleeding to become extensive enough to.
As all motorcyclists know, or should know, they have a visibility problem. They lack the size and basic shape of four-wheeled vehicles. Because of this, motorists may not notice them in busy traffic situations or at night. If you add to this the distractions of driver multitasking, motorcycling is clearly a high-risk activity. Motorcyclists should ride as though they’re invisible and increase their visibility by choosing the right colored bikes, helmets, and clothing. Using their headlights during the day also helps. Reflective clothing and strips assist in increasing their night.
If you’ve been in a serious car crash before, then you have more motivation than most to avoid car accidents. Car accidents are traumatic, can cause debilitating injury, and keep you out of work for an extended time. If you haven’t been in an accident, don’t assume they only happen to other people. It only takes one small mistake made by you or someone else on the road. The key to avoiding many car accidents is focusing on both your driving and the road. Here are four suggestions on improving.
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,.
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.
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,.
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.
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.
Given the manner in which a lot of people drive, it’s clear that a lot of people don’t take car accidents seriously. You might feel as if a car crash just isn’t going to happen to you. As many as 1.25 million people will die every single year in a road traffic accident. They also probably believed that a car crash couldn’t happen to them. A car crash isn’t going to kill every single person involved. Around twenty to fifty million people will sustain injuries in car crashes that aren’t fatal. However,.
Riding a motorcycle is a fun way to cruise around town. But at times, such a ride ends in a tragic accident. Many injuries can occur when a motorcycle and car collide including those to the brain. If you’re a rider, here are some things you need to know: Types of Brain Injuries There are several types of brain injuries that can result when riders hit their head on the ground, another object, or are hit with enough force that their brain is shaken inside their skull. They include: Brain.