It’s the time of year when people will be taking to the water with more regularity. Most people are aware that drinking and boating are both dangerous and illegal, but their are myths surrounding drinking while on the water that should be dispelled. Knowing that the behavior is dangerous is not enough.
1. Drinking and Boating Is Safer than Drinking and Driving
There is a common misconception that being drunk behind the wheel of a boat is not as dangerous … Read more
Think of your tires as the foundation of your vehicle. Without the proper set of tires, your car is going nowhere fast. Because they are so important to your vehicle, the wrong tires, or even those that are in poor condition, can put you in danger of a collision. If you have been buying into the following misconceptions about tires, it’s time that you stop.
1. Relying on Your TPMS
Most new cars on the road today have a … Read more
Whether you will be playing a round of golf or tooling around town, you may find yourself in a golf cart this year. The warm weather brings lots of people, including many tourists out to the beautiful golf courses in our communities. Knowing how to safely operate a golf cart can help prevent injury to yourself and others.
1. Be Courteous
Don’t drive recklessly. If you are driving on a course, be sure to obey the rules set forth for … Read more
When you are out riding your motorcycle, chances are that you are paying close attention to the behaviors of others around you. You worry about other vehicles seeing you, and you stay out of the blind spots of truckers. Do you worry about road hazards?
Most motorcyclists know to avoid potholes and loose gravel, but those who are less experienced might not consider other hazards that are on the roads. Read on to discover how to stay safe on your … Read more
Semi truck accidents are often catastrophic. It is easy to understand why when you consider just how much power is behind such a large truck. While there are certainly reasons for these accidents that can be attributed to truckers themselves, many come down to the behaviors of vehicle drivers.
Sharing the road is everyone’s responsibility. Vehicle drivers need to be careful when driving near semi trucks and other large vehicles. Here are four things that vehicle drivers may do that … Read more
There are millions of dogs in the United States. They are arguably the most popular pet in the nation. With so many dogs residing in households, it should come as no surprise that thousands of people are bitten every year. No one wants to believe that their beloved dog could ever bite someone, but the truth is that any dog can bite given the “right” circumstances. Knowing why dogs tend to bite can go a long way toward preventing these … Read more
You were involved in a car accident but didn’t feel as though you have sustained any injuries. Because you felt just fine, you told emergency responders you did not want to be transported to the hospital and never took yourself to get checked out. You could have made a mistake. Here are some of the reasons that medical care is necessary after a car accident.
1. Discovery of Injuries
Most people have a misconception that injuries sustained during a car … Read more
You have been driving your old car for years. You love your car. The four wheels sitting in your driveway are paid for, and you loathe the idea of taking on another monthly car payment. But should you?
It’s not unusual for people to pay off a car and then hang on to it. They may use it for work or hand it down to their kids. They may use it as their primary form of transportation simply to save … Read more
If you are like many drivers, you got your license many years ago. It’s not unusual to forget the things we learned, especially when we were teenagers. It’s even more common to forget the information we never have to use. One of the things most often forgotten when it comes to driving is how to behave when traffic signals go down.
You may remember what to do when the light at an intersection goes out. Then again, maybe you … Read more
Newly-released data has shown that America’s roads are not as safe as many may have thought. The National Safety Council recently published a report that traffic fatalities rose by 6 percent last year. In 2015, fatalities rose by about 7 percent. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not released its official findings yet (which takes into account deaths that don’t take place on public roads), but they estimate deaths rose by 8 percent.
Though traffic death rates have fallen … Read more
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