Older drivers are synonymous with being bad drivers, and many Americans assume older drivers get into more car accidents compared to younger drivers. While this stereotype has been around for quite a while, a new study suggests otherwise. The study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that older drivers have a lower risk of getting into car accidents compared to previous generations and younger drivers in the United States.
Last week we discussed how "buzzed" drivers can be very dangerous behind the wheel. In addition to the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, it is also very risky to drive under the influence of drugs. Unfortunately, drugged driving has increased in the United States and has led to an increase in car accidents caused by drivers under the influence of marijuana.
In Ohio, the legal blood alcohol content limit is .08 percent. Drivers who have a BAC higher than the legal limit are considered to be operating a vehicle while impaired and can face criminal charges. Operating a vehicle while impaired is very dangerous and continues to cause fatal car accidents in Ohio and throughout the country.
Unsafe bus and truck drivers continue to operate vehicles in the United States. This is very dangerous for everyone on the road and increases the chances of an accident. Reports show that unsafe truck and bus companies are involved in many accidents, and the Transportation Department is trying to crack down on these companies to prevent accidents in the future.