Why is drowsiness a driving danger?
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by wreedcontentcustoms
2w ago
One of the biggest driving dangers is drunkenness. A drunk driver is negligent of other people’s safety. Alcohol can cause a driver to lose focus of the road, fail to make stops at lights and signs, poorly judge the distance between vehicles and violate traffic laws. That being said, drunk driving is not the only driving danger. In fact, drowsy driving may be just as dangerous as drunkenness.  Anyone can become drowsy while driving. Drowsiness can happen because a driver had a poor night’s rest or if they had a long day at work. Some medications and medical conditions can also cause drows ..read more
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Motorcycle safety gear can prevent serious injuries 
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by msmithcontentcustoms
1M ago
Summer is a great time to ride a motorcycle, whether that be on the daily commute or leisurely rides at the weekend. Unfortunately, there is a darker side to motorcycling though – it’s dangerous.  The reality is that motorcyclists are much more physically exposed than other road users. That’s why it’s so important to take advantage of safety gear. Outlined below are some essential pieces of safety equipment  Helmets   Helmets are the number one piece of safety equipment for riders. Wearing a helmet can be the difference between suffering fatal injuries and not. Studies sugg ..read more
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4 ways to reduce phone distractions while driving
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by wreedcontentcustoms
1M ago
Driving distractions are one of the top causes of auto accidents. Distracted driving happens in three ways: When a driver takes their eyes off the road  When a driver takes their hands off the wheel When a driver loses focus on driving Phones are one of the leading causes of distracted driving. Drivers can take proactive steps to reduce phone distractions. Here is what you should know: 1. Put your phone on silent mode Most phones have the option to silence notifications. This option can silence calls, texts and alerts from social media and game applications. Some phones also have “driving ..read more
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How do you navigate a roundabout safely?
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by lbaxtercontentcustoms
2M ago
Roundabouts – those circular interchanges that are created in areas to keep traffic flowing around a central island – are emerging as a popular alternative to traditional intersections in many congested areas.  However, roundabouts are still relatively a new thing. While they seem to be cropping up everywhere these days, they’re more common in some areas than others. Carmel, Indiana, for example, is just a small city, but it has more than 138 roundabouts – while the entire nation is estimated to only have around 9,000. Here’s the trick to a roundabout In roundabouts, drivers entering the ..read more
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What are some summertime hazards for motorcyclists?
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by lbaxtercontentcustoms
2M ago
Motorcyclists enjoy the freedom of riding on the open road, but the lack of a frame around them and the fact that the motorcycle is balanced on two wheels present some dangers for them. There are several hazards that they have to face during the summer months.  The traffic on the roads, which usually increases in nice weather, is one of these hazards. All motorists should watch out for motorcyclists, but many don’t do this. Motorcyclists are at an increased risk of being struck near intersections because there are so many obstacles that are near these areas. Other hazards motorcyclists fa ..read more
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2 common types of motorcycle accidents
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by msmithcontentcustoms
3M ago
As the summer approaches, there is an increasing number of motorcycles on the road. Motorcyclists have as much right as any other road user to remain safe while traveling. Unfortunately, accidents involving motorcycles can occur and it is usually the motorcyclists who face the most severe injuries. Recognizing the most common causes of motorcycle accidents could increase safety awareness. Here are two types of motorcycle accidents that occur frequently. 1. Left-turn incidents The reality is that the small and narrow stature of motorcycles makes them difficult to spot, particularly in the blind ..read more
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Signs that your aging parents should stop driving
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by gturnercontentcustoms
3M ago
Car keys. They symbolize freedom, independence and the ability to get things done. But for aging parents, there comes a time when those same keys might pose a safety risk. Having “the talk” about giving up driving can be a delicate conversation, but addressing it before an accident occurs is crucial. Before asking your parents to give up driving, you should look out for signs that it might be time for them to transition to alternative transportation options. Declining cognitive abilities Driving requires sharp mental focus. As people age, cognitive decline can impact their ability to make quic ..read more
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Maintaining a safe following distance while driving
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by lbaxtercontentcustoms
3M ago
Keeping a safe following distance while driving is one of the essential safety measures for drivers. It’s recommended that drivers observe the three-second rule. This means if a lead vehicle passes an object, such as a road sign or a tree, it should take the following vehicle three seconds to pass the same object. The following driver doesn’t need to check their watch now and then. At a steady rate, they can say, “ONE (thousand), TWO (thousand), THREE (thousand).” If they pass the object before they finish counting, the driver should slow down, as this may prove they are following too closely ..read more
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3 tips for spring driving safety
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by kreed
4M ago
You may be breathing a big sigh of relief now that the snows have finally stopped and the roads are free of ice – but hold on: Spring brings its own unique driving hazards. Since spring is also when a lot of folks plan mini-vacations and take some long-awaited road trips following the winter lull, here are a few quick reminders that may help you be proactive about your safety: 1. Beware rapidly changing weather conditions Spring is notorious for fluctuating weather patterns, where you can have clear skies one minute and high winds and rain the next. The unpredictable weather conditions can sig ..read more
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Can you hold a bicyclist responsible for your crash?
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by lbaxtercontentcustoms
4M ago
Most drivers do their best to give the bicyclists who share the road with them plenty of room. Everyone knows that vehicle vs. bike collisions can end catastrophically for the cyclist. Not all cyclists, however, are always as careful as they should be. They can become distracted just like drivers can. Some cyclists get complacent and even careless. That can be especially true when they’re in a bicycle-friendly area where there are bike lanes or shared vehicle/bike lanes marked by sharrows.  Cyclists riding in groups can be more focused on keeping up with their buddies than with what’s goi ..read more
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