In 2007, a tragic bus accident involving members of an Ohio university baseball team riveted Americans’ attention and spurred increased debate over the safety of commercial bus operators.
David Michaels, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, notes that, given his agency’s limited resources, it would take OSHA investigators about a century to conduct safety inspections at all the nation’s workplaces.
Pedestrians across the country, including in Ohio, must obviously remain vigilant about safety when they are going about their business anywhere near traffic.
Though one particular accident did not occur in the Cleveland area, this sort of incident could occur almost anywhere. A big-rig truck hauling more than 8,000 gallons of fuel suddenly exploded on a freeway on October 27th.
Anyone familiar with Ohio’s highways and interstates knows that the state’s roadways are among the busiest in the country for both passenger and commercial traffic.
As noted by author and outdoor enthusiast David Foote, all-terrain vehicles have been a mainstay on byways and back roads for several decades now, especially since a manufacturing tweak turning many of them into four-wheelers increased their access for millions of people.
Many people in Ohio and elsewhere understandably feel lucky and without subsequent concerns in the immediate aftermath of a motor vehicle accident if they emerge seemingly unscathed and without evident injuries.
Drivers accept major responsibilities every time they get behind the wheel. Even if a person has many years of driving experience, they should never forget the importance of paying attention at all times. If person is distracted -- even for a few moments -- they could cause an accident.