Posts tagged "car accidents"

How can I keep my kids safe on Halloween?

Halloween is a fun time for kids, but it's not without its risks. Pedestrian safety is crucial during the holiday. Children are often unpredictable when crossing the street while trick-or-treating, which can lead to serious accidents and injuries. It's up to parents to keep young trick-or-treaters safe, as explained by Kids Health.

Fatigue and accidents during rush hour

There are a lot of factors that can increase the probability of accidents occurring in particular areas at certain times. For example, the winter months can be dangerous in northern states which often see a lot of snow and ice. In many places, roads can become hectic during rush hour. To make things worse, many people who are behind the wheel during this time of the day are struggling with sleep deprivation and high levels of fatigue due to a demanding day at work. This can be a deadly combination, and far too many accidents have occurred as a result of fatigue and rush hour traffic.

Unexpected life changes after a car crash

When a car accident takes place, there may be a number of hardships that a victim is able to foresee. For example, they may have sustained an injury, and they may be able to anticipate that they will have to deal with physical pain, rehabilitation, etc. Or, someone may be preparing to miss work because they cannot keep working following a crash. However, there are many different problems which people may face unexpectedly. To make things worse, these problems can be especially troubling because they were not foreseen.

How can I avoid summer driving hazards?

Now that summer is finally here, motorists are taking to the road in droves for vacations and other fun events. Being aware of certain hazards is important in this case, as summer carries its own unique risks for drivers. Travelers explains what you should look out for when driving this summer. 

How can I stay safe on long road trips?

Road trips are a rich summer tradition and a great way to see many different parts of the country. Long road trips also entail a few risks, which drivers must work to avoid when on their travails. Nationwide explains how you can get the most out of a summer road trip while ensuring you and other motorists remain safe.

Can a car accident paralyze you?

As you drive the Tennessee roads and highways this spring relishing the greening of winter's end, be sure to keep your mind on your drivings so as to avoid becoming an accident victim. You undoubtedly realize that car accidents happen all too frequently in our state and that you could suffer catastrophic injuries should you become involved in one of them. But do you realize that a back injury could put you in a wheelchair for the rest of your life?

Is your teenager prone to more driving risks because of age?

Allowing your teenager to have the freedom to drive him or herself to designated destinations around your Tennessee community can be a bit overwhelming at times. While you acknowledge that you cannot control every single decision they make, you are concerned about allowing such young drivers to have a complete reign of a vehicle. Understanding the risk factors that they face, and significantly more than other drivers because of their age, may allow you to make wiser decisions as a parent in the way you discipline and educate your young teenage drivers. 

Hands-free devices and cognitive distraction

Although many studies have proved that using a cellphone while driving causes major accidents, injuries and death, people continue to engage in this deadly practice. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 481,000 drivers use their cellphones during daylight hours. In 2016, 3,450 people were killed in distracted driving accidents. Many states have banned the use of hand-held cellphones as a way to decrease the number of tragic accidents that occur each year. However, studies show that hands-free cellphones may not be a safe option for drivers.

Don’t let deal hunting lead to unsafe driving

During Black Friday, Cyber Monday and other big holiday shopping days, many people here in Tennessee will be hunting for the best deals. These days, it is common for big holiday deals to be very time-sensitive. So, when it comes to days like Black Friday, a person may be tempted to be constantly glued to his or her phone to find the best prices for his or her holiday shopping.

Distracted driving: Teach teens about the risks

While there isn't a national ban on texting and driving, there could be deadly consequences if you choose text behind the wheel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that, in 2015, 3,477 people were killed and around 391,000 people were hurt in crashes resulting from distracted drivers.

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