Police forces throughout the United States have been using the "Breathalyzer" device to identify, arrest and convict drunk drivers for decades. This has served to dramatically decrease deaths and injuries caused by drunk drivers, but now there's a new threat on the block: texting-while-driving. Whether this behavior involves commenting on Facebook or posting on Instagram through a smartphone or tablet while driving a vehicle, many believe that it's more dangerous than drunk driving because of the way texting-while-driving requires motorists to take their eyes off the road.
Imagine you're riding your bicycle along the side of the road while obeying all traffic laws. It's the early evening hours and you've turned on the headlight of your bike and you're wearing your bicycle helmet. Unfortunately, a motorist distracted by his cellphone doesn't see you and clips the side of your bike, sending you flying onto the pavement. Because you were wearing a bike helmet, you survived the fall, but not without severely breaking your arm.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to reduce instances of motor vehicle-related deaths and injuries is for drivers and passengers to use seat belts. Nevertheless, millions of Americans make it a regular habit not to buckle up. Furthermore, the CDC claims that some demographics are more likely than others to avoid this vital safety precaution.
We've all seen the archetypical photo of a whiplash victim with a neck brace sitting in the courtroom. However, whiplash injuries can have severe and painful effects on victims, and the medical care needed for whiplash can be costly -- too costly for some people to be able to afford. Therefore, if a negligent or unlawful motorist causes an accident that results in someone suffering a whiplash, the at-fault motorist should pay for these costs and damages under Georgia law.
As the technology behind autonomous vehicles continues to improve, the world will benefit from numerous safety advantages associated with non-human drivers. It's important to consider these safety advantages, not only from the perspective of supporting the ‘driverless car revolution,' but also from the perspective of how humans – by refraining from certain dangerous behaviors – can dramatically increase the safety of driving for everyone, right now, without the need for technological advancement.
Sometimes we are in the middle of a difficult traffic situation, and we're forced to follow closely behind another motorist. If you're a responsible driver, these circumstances are rarely by choice. If you're an aggressive driver, on the other hand, you might have been impatiently trying to "push" the motorist ahead of you to drive faster by tailgating. However you get into this up-close-and-personal situation, you should try to get out of it as quickly as possible because you're vulnerable to getting into a "brake-checker accident."
The average weight of a motor vehicle in the United States is 4,000 pounds, so -- as you might imagine -- piloting a heavy object like this through traffic that includes other cars, pedestrians and bicyclists is a weighty responsibility. One false move, a tiny slip-up, and someone could die in an instant.
Your motorcycle jacket isn't just for style -- it could also save your life. As cool and chic as you look in your leather, armored Harley Davidson jacket, that could be one the most important pieces of safety equipment you own, second to your motorcycle helmet. If you're not fully convinced of just how vital your motorcycle jacket is, keep reading to explore its many benefits.
Whenever you get into a motor vehicle in Georgia, you make a potentially life-saving choice. This choice is the same if you're a driver or a passenger. It involves putting on a seat belt.
The smartest motorcyclists know how important it is to follow traffic rules, defensive driving techniques and know motorcycle safety. This is why the smartest motorcyclists tend to live the longest. Their passengers are also less likely to get hurt because a cautious motorcyclist knows they should never take risks with a passenger on board.