An accident is a traumatic event for not only all those involved but also their loved ones. This is true even when the two vehicles involved are of approximately the same size but, when a car collides with a motorcycle, the chances of serious injuries, including those causing permanent disability, also increase. A motorcyclist has little to no protection in a motorcycle accident, as most of their body is exposed and many of them do not even wear helmets or other protective gear. Even a low impact crash can cause serious injuries and broken bones for the motorcyclist.
Traveling on major roadways during the late night hours could pose more risks for drivers than during the daytime. Vision is not as clear at night and drivers might be fatigued or even intoxicated. A negligent driver could easily cause a car accident that affects several drivers and passengers. A driver who speeds, texts while drives, fails to signal a turn or lane change doesn't yield or doesn't maintain their lane could be at fault for a serious automobile collision.
Even though many drivers may be aware that texting or talking on the phone while driving is a dangerous act, drivers still take both their hands off the wheel and their eyes off the road. They may not be aware that distracted driving also includes daydreaming, while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, this completely avoidable behavior causes thousands of deaths and injuries across the country in 2012.
Riding season has begun!
The Justices of the Ohio Supreme court scheduled to hear arguments on Toledo's Speed Cameras on June 11, court records indicate. This is another chapter in the ongoing saga involving speed cameras in Ohio.
Even though driving is one of the most common behaviors people across the country engage in, it is also one of the most dangerous. This is especially true if there are negligent and reckless people on the road. In those circumstances, a tragic car accident can take place, and the loss suffered in such an accident can rarely be quantified.