How to Avoid Being Involved in a Semi Truck Accident

Published on Feb 1, 2017 at 9:55 pm in Truck Accidents.

Driving alongside a large 18-wheeler truck on the highway can be a nerve-wracking experience. You not only realize that you’re driving alongside a truck of sheer weight and magnitude, you realize that an accident with a semi truck would prove disastrous. A smaller passenger vehicle would simply stand no chance, and any injuries sustained would surely be serious in nature–if not life-threatening.

The weight, size, and amount of force semi trucks are comprised of make them a considerably more dangerous vehicle to navigate around and cause feelings of uneasiness. However, there are tips drivers can abide by to avoid accidents with a semi truck. Here are some crucial tips to follow:

Motorcyclist Safety Tips

Published on Jan 25, 2017 at 5:18 pm in Auto Accidents.

Riding a motorcycle is a great pastime and offers a fuel-efficient mode of transportation. Many motorcyclists love the open road and fresh air that go along with the sound of a revving, powerful engine. Although fun, exciting, and efficient, motorcycles are inherently much more dangerous than a car, truck, or SUV. Getting into a motorcycle accident with a larger vehicle almost always results in disaster for the motorcyclist. In order to fully enjoy your motorcycle and avoid the dangers of them, here are some tips for the road.

When shopping for a motorcycle, it is important not to purchase a bike that is too large, heavy, or purely for its aesthetic properties. Of course, buying a motorcycle that you find pleasing is important but buying a bike that is perhaps too large for the rider or is not easily controlled by the rider only facilitates a more harmful experience rather than a fun one.

When buying a motorcycle, it is important to keep a few factors in mind. Choosing a model that allows you to place both feet flat on the ground comfortably and being able to reach all controls in a comfortable manner are indicators that the motorcycle is suitable for you. The weight of the motorcycle should also be taken into consideration and a bike that feels too heavy most likely is.

Finding the Right Nursing Home for Your Loved One

Published on Jan 18, 2017 at 5:21 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

As a loved one ages and it becomes difficult to provide the necessary level of care, deciding how to best keep them safe can be a struggle. Unfortunately, as we grow older other facets of care are necessary to maintain the healthiest way of living as possible. One of these options is entering into a nursing home, rehabilitation, or aftercare facility. Although it is tough for any family member to enter a nursing home, there are many ways to look for and evaluate these institutions to ensure that your loved one is cared for safely and properly in a clean, healthy environment.

The first tip is vital to ensure your loved one maintains their health and can be easily spotted if you know what you’re looking for. Cleanliness of a facility is of the utmost importance and can be revealed by simply looking past the furnishings and general cleanliness of the surrounding areas but by glancing in corners, at baseboards, and by scents. By following your nose and being alert as to whether the surrounding area smells badly can reveal how well the staff is changing and tending to the patients, how often deep cleaning is done, and whether proper sanitation requirements are being met within the facility.

Avoid the Three Dangerous Forms of Distracted Driving

Published on Dec 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm in Auto Accidents.

Although we have covered many of the dangers faced by teen drivers and ways that teen drivers can prevent accidents and fatalities, there is an area of this topic which all drivers can gain some insightful information. One major issue that faces drivers of all ages in our technologically-savvy world is distracted driving. There are more nuances to distracted driving than many people believe.

Most people are guilty of distracted driving regardless of their age or experience and unbeknownst to the general population there are three areas of distraction. Visual, manual, and cognitive distractions are all applicable to drivers and many people are unaware the effects these various distractions can have on their driving and their sense of awareness of other vehicles and objects around them.

Visual distractions can be narrowed down to things such as taking your eyes off the road, looking down in a purse or around the interior of your vehicle in search of something, or even sightseeing and looking elsewhere besides the road. Common examples of this are texting and driving, looking at one’s phone, and sometimes even navigational systems can cause visual distractions among drivers. However, it is imperative that drivers are aware of their surroundings in relation to driving and recognize other vehicles and objects that are on the road.

How to Encourage Teens to Drive Safely

Published on Dec 22, 2016 at 5:37 pm in Auto Accidents.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016 marks the year that motor vehicle crashes have become the leading killer of U.S. teen drivers. This fact isn’t incredibly alarming, however. Teen car accident fatalities have increased almost yearly in the U.S. leaving us with a very sad, preventable death toll along with so many young, bright lives lost. The problem has become paramount due to texting and driving, teen drinking and driving, not properly wearing a seatbelt, or not wearing seatbelts at all.

Let’s look at the numbers. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, last year alone there was a ten percent (10%) increase in young driver deaths in total for the United States with fifty-four percent (54%) of those related to not wearing a seatbelt, thirty-six percent (36%) caused by speeding, and twenty-six percent (26%) caused by teen drinking. This means that six teens died every day last year due to a motor vehicle accident alone.

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