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March 2018 Archives

Motorcycle accidents and slick roads

Motorcyclists have many hazards to keep an eye out for, such as drivers who do not pay attention to the road or operate a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, there are many other risk factors associated with motorcycle crashes, such as inclement weather, which can lead to an accident in many ways. Sometimes, strong winds knock tree branches onto the road, for example. However, slick roads due to rain or patches of ice can be particularly dangerous for motorcyclists as well as everyone else on the road.

Emotional challenges after a motorcycle crash

Motorcycle accidents can be upsetting for a number of reasons, such as the physical pain that victims may endure after they are hit by a vehicle or the financial toll of a collision (hospital bills, losing the ability to work, and so on). Sadly, many of these accidents have also resulted in the loss of a motorcyclist’s life. However, there are other ways in which motorcycle accident victims are impacted by the collision. For example, some may experience emotional difficulties following the wreck.

Do more people speed and drive drunk during nighttime hours?

There are many types of reckless behavior that remain too prevalent on roads across the country, but drunk driving and speeding are especially concerning. This reckless behavior endangers innocent lives and even the lives of those who make the poor decision to drive irresponsibly. Moreover, while responsible drivers may not be able to avoid an accident that is caused by this carelessness, it could be helpful to review statistics on this behavior to have a better understanding of when it is even more likely to occur.

Pedestrians and drunk driving accidents

There are many different considerations people should recognize with regard to drunk driving. For example, drunk driving can pose a threat to those riding in other vehicles, but it is also a major concern for bicyclists and pedestrians as well. When a pedestrian is struck by a drunk driver, their life may change at once and they could suffer a major injury. Worse, some lose their lives, which also leaves their loved ones with overwhelming emotional pain.

Helmets and motorcycle accidents

For motorcyclists, accidents that occur on the road can be especially dangerous and present a high risk of suffering a serious injury or passing away. Unfortunately, even when a motorcyclist carefully follows all traffic laws and rides responsibly, they may still find themselves in a dangerous collision due to a driver's poor decisions. However, there are some ways that motorcyclists can protect themselves in the event that an accident occurs, such as wearing a helmet. It is important to make sure that you wear a proper helmet, since some may not fit or offer full protection.

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