Posts tagged "Car Accidents"
Have you ever heard someone say that "driving is the most dangerous thing you do?" Maybe it struck a chord with you because you spend a lot of time on the road, and you want to know what types of risks you face. Maybe it made you shake your head in disagreement because you generally feel safe on the road.
It's fall, so kids are back in school. Suddenly, there is a lot more morning traffic -- or, at least, the traffic patterns have changed. You see an increase in teen drivers in the morning, and you also have a lot of parents bringing younger kids to school.
You've probably heard that a rear-end accident is almost always the fault of the rear driver, so it's definitely something you want to avoid. The risk increases at stoplights, in traffic jams, in work zones and in poor weather conditions, but it can happen anywhere. Here are a few tips that can prevent a crash.
When people are in a hurry, they often roll through a red light to make a right-hand turn. They know that they're allowed to turn right on red if there is no other traffic. Instead of coming to a complete stop and then proceeding, though, they just roll toward the light and look for other traffic as the car keeps moving.
Have you ever ridden with someone likes to "jump the light?" If this isn't something you have ever done, the term itself may be foreign to you, but odds are you have seen it happen countless times.
Do you ever think, as you pass a semitruck on the interstate or the highway, that it's really quite dangerous to drive around such large vehicles? Just a few seconds next to one shows you how small your vehicle really is, and it makes you feel vulnerable.
Have you ever nodded off in class or at work? You're fighting fatigue, feeling like you're zoning out, and suddenly you jerk your head up as you wake up. You didn't fall asleep for long -- just a second or two -- but it's still a very strange and disconcerting event. This is called microsleep.
Your spouse gets into a car accident on the way home from work. By the time you get the call, they're already in the hospital.
One person is dead in Illinois after the sports car they were riding in, a 2002 Pontiac Firebird, was involved in an accident.
You hear people say that texting and driving is dangerous. Even so, you know that people still do it all the time. Part of the reason is that they just do not really grasp how much more dangerous it is.