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June 2018 Archives

Prescription medication and motorcycle wrecks

Motorcyclists are involved in collisions for many reasons, from fog and heavy rain to distracted drivers and carelessness. However, prescription medication is particularly concerning and has been responsible for many motorcycle collisions in recent years. Not only do some motorcyclists find themselves in serious crashes as a result of their consumption of certain prescriptions, but some are also hit by drivers who are drowsy and unable to focus on the road because of prescription drugs.

Teens, peer pressure, and drunk driving

We have gone over many of the risks associated with driving, but drunk drivers are especially problematic. Sadly, awareness campaigns and widespread media coverage have failed to prevent many people from getting behind the wheel after drinking. Moreover, there are certain groups which face unique challenges related to drunk driving. For example, younger people may make the poor decision to drive even though they are intoxicated because of peer pressure. Whether you are a teenager or the parent of a young driver, it is important to be aware of these issues. Moreover, teens may be involved in underage drunk driving accidents as passengers who are completely sober.

The consequences of a truck crash while working

Employees face many challenges in the workplace on a daily basis. From discrimination and other rights violations to long work schedules, some workers have particularly challenging weeks. Truck accidents that occur on the job can make life even tougher for workers in various fields and these crashes may be more likely when a worker is fatigued or suffering from high levels of stress. In other instances, an employer may be responsible for a worker becoming injured in a crash or the reckless actions of another driver.

Heat exhaustion and motorcycle crashes

A motorcyclist could become involved in an accident on the road for a number of reasons. Negligent drivers are particularly concerning, as well as drivers who are distracted or do not pay attention to the road carefully. During the summertime, extreme heat is another potential concern that can lead to a motorcycle accident. When a motorcyclist suffers from heat-related fatigue, they may be more likely to become involved in a collision that claims their life or results in a devastating injury. If you are planning on riding a motorcycle during very hot weather, it is important to be vigilant and watch out for signs that you are suffering from heat exhaustion.

How many motorcyclist deaths occur among different age groups?

There are many ways to analyze fatal motorcycle accidents in order to develop a better understanding of the ins and outs of these crashes and focus on prevention. From the time of day to alcohol consumption, there are many factors that can play a role in the prevalence of motorcycle wrecks and offer warning signs for motorcyclists to be aware of. Age is another factor that may have an impact on a person’s likelihood of being involved in a fatal motorcycle crash and there are multiple ways in which age may affect riding abilities. For example, a younger driver may lack experience while an older driver may struggle with their vision.

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