Life can change unexpectedly in the blink of an eye, and, when these changes happen because of someone else's recklessness, it may be hard for Ohio residents to come to terms with it. This may be what an Ohio woman is facing after she lost a child in a car accident 19 months ago, which may have been caused by drunk driving.
With Memorial Day approaching, many people may be anxious to get a good start to their holiday by leaving the office early and trying to beat the traffic. Some people may be too anxious however, and in their rush to get wherever they are going they may drive rashly, endangering not only their own lives but also the lives of everyone else on the highway. Last year was the safest year the Ohio State Highway Patrol has ever seen and they are making efforts to make sure this year is even better.
Not much can ease a family's pain and suffering after they lose a loved one in an unexpected car accident. When that car accident is caused by someone else's negligence, the sense of grief is compounded by anger and disbelief over someone else's irresponsibility.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety will be kicking off Motorcycle Awareness Month with a public service event in Columbus.
Ohio residents may be aware that older drivers are safer than younger drivers, but how much safer are they? Most baby boomers are turning 65 this year and took driver's education classes around 50 years ago, when the interstate system did not exist and every other driver was not talking and texting while driving. Even though they drive safely, according to experts, there are numerous advantages to relearning how to drive safely as most drivers have changed their driving habits over time.
Unfortunately, even though driving is one of the most common behaviors in which people across the country engage daily, it can also be one of the deadliest if drivers do not follow road regulations and pay attention to changing road conditions. Even worse is when people get behind the wheel after they have consumed alcoholic drinks, putting not only their own lives in danger, but also the lives of everyone on the street around them.