If you are a cyclist who often rides in traffic, you are no doubt aware of the risks involved. Before you head out, it is a good idea to do a mental review of potentially dangerous situations and have a plan in mind to avoid trouble.
The results of an investigation into the cause of a deadly 2016 bus-big rig crash are now available. The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board found the reason behind the accident "predictable and preventable."
Do you get a little nervous when an 18-wheeler appears in the lane next to you? A big rig is so massive and takes up so much space that it makes many drivers anxious. If an accident happens, the passenger vehicle you are in will be at a disadvantage.
The job of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is to set and enforce safety and health practices in the workplace. Employees are accustomed to seeing OSHA safety reminders posted on walls and cork boards everywhere.
Here is the problem: You step off the curb at a pedestrian crosswalk, and a Mustang convertible sideswipes you. Fortunately, your injuries are not as serious as they could be, but you do have a broken ankle, a bruised hip and a badly sprained wrist.
The last thing you want to do when you are enjoying the open road on your motorcycle is to get into a crash. Without the protection of the steel framework provided by a car, you are always extremely vulnerable to an accident with serious injuries.
As a regular driver on the roads of Ohio, you are already aware there is always the risk of accidents and injuries. Those risks increase tremendously when aggression is a factor. Aggressive driving is becoming so common that you may have encountered an aggressive motorist during your commute and have responded with a few aggressive actions of your own. You may even feel the same way when you encounter the same issues.
It is not uncommon for people to assume that a motorcycle accident is the fault of the rider, not the car that is involved. After all, the bike is fast and powerful, and it is widely believed that motorcyclists are apt to speed and take chances on the road.
You likely see pictures and hear stories about the horrible results of high-speed vehicle accidents. Perhaps you even know someone who was the victim of such a crash and suffered serious injuries.
Professional truck drivers travel tens of thousands of miles each year. They have long workdays with very few breaks. Fatigue plus back and neck injuries go with the job, but these problems are difficult to treat and harder to live with.