Today, older drivers are on the road more than ever before, affording them the ability to live more independent lives; however, these drivers are also more at risk for car accidents than younger drivers. Here are some ways they can stay safe while behind the wheel: Understanding Physical Limitations It is important for older drivers to evaluate their physical condition before driving. First and foremost, older drivers should go for frequent vision checks to make sure that contact and eyeglass prescriptions are up to date. The National Institutes of Health.
As summer approaches, many public pools begin to open back up. Annually, almost 400 children under the age of 15 drown every summer—most often in pools and hot tubs. While safety is at the forefront of parents’ minds, the false reassurance that can come from assuming others are watching their kids is what often leads to drowning. Negligence creates turned backs as kids silently hyperventilate and struggle for help. Know the signs There are several key signs related to drowning. Children under the age of 5 are the highest risk.
The COVID-19 pandemic created an immediate need for many employees to work from home. Many people do not have space in their home to accommodate working in a home office. Workers have had to get creative to find a private place to work from. Cars have become a popular, makeshift office for many working from home. How Did Cars Become Office Space? Privacy is a problem for working parents. Children home from school requiring continuous supervision and attention limits a parent’s ability to work uninterrupted. Other workers don’t have strong.
Summer brings with it warmer weather and sunny days that make it hard for many of us to stay indoors. Particularly after a long winter cooped up inside, you may find yourself scheduling trips, or simply going on a drive to get out of the house. However, with more people on the road, summer tends to see an increase in car accidents. This makes it critical that drivers take certain precautions when they are on the road this summer in order to protect themselves, their loved ones, and other drivers.
Most states have enacted laws restricting the use of electronic devices while driving. Some states allow some hands-free operation. Using hands-free does not make the use of electronic devices safe or without risk while driving. Hands-free does not always mean the hands are not needed to operate some devices. All devices do not allow for a totally voice-activated operation. Most electronic devices require some physical interaction by the user to access the key functions. All electronic devices are not cell phones. There are many devices in the hands of drivers,.
It is devastating to lose a family member, but even more painful when it was due to the negligence of another person. From medical malpractice to a drunk driving car accident, a successful wrongful death suit can provide some financial assistance for funerals, medical bills or loss of income for a grief-stricken family when they need it most. It is important to note that the standard of proof for wrongful death claims is less strict than that of a criminal court, but it is still important to act quickly and.
Alcohol and drug abuse are at epidemic proportions in this country. These problems are present in the workplace. Even if substance abuse occurs off duty, it impacts the workplace significantly. What is the Impact of Driving Impaired at Work? Many employees drive motor vehicles as part of their jobs. They could drive intermittently between work sites or to run errands. Other employees drive as a primary responsibility. When these employees come to work under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, it can spell disaster for them as well as their.
If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident, you know that it can be a scary experience. Fortunately, one way you can decrease your chances of being involved in a car accident is to properly maintain your vehicle. Here’s a look at three of the things you should do to keep your vehicle in good condition. Make Sure Your Tires Are Properly Inflated Both underinflated and overinflated tires can cause a safety issue. In both cases, your tires are going to wear out unevenly. As your tread wears out.
Multiple states reported an increase in fatal accidents during the COVID shutdown. Traffic Reduced during the COVID Shutdown Traffic congestion was greatly reduced during the pandemic and the recovery period. Many businesses and most schools closed. The majority of states and municipalities restricted nonessential business and travel. Stay at Home Residents were ordered to stay at home unless it was absolutely necessary. Even with sporadic openings of communities, congestion was still reduced. Many decided to stay home on their own. Fewer people traveled the roads for several months. No More.
Fender benders and minor accidents happen every day. Many times, the drivers exchange paperwork and go on their way. Sometimes there is no damage at all and both drivers acknowledge that everything is fine and leave without sharing any information. Some of these minor events don’t go away. One or both of the drivers decide that there is some damage or injury that was not evident at the time of the accident. Usually, a call or letter from an insurance company seeking information is the first indication that there is.