Even though driving is a common activity that seems effortless, in reality a good driver always has their eyes, hands, and minds engaged in the driving process. They are aware of changing road conditions and the traffic around them, taking into account all factors and adhering to traffic laws. Yet, when even one distracted driver is on the road, a danger is posed to all other motorists around them and the chances for a crash increase.
Motorcycles are a frequent presence on Ohio roadways. Along with the enjoyment that a motorcyclist feels from being out on the open road on his or her bike, there are common dangers associated with riding a bike. Even when riders wear helmets and other protective devices, a motorcycle accident can lead to long-lasting damage and even fatalities. This is true even when a rider is cautious. In many instances, these accidents are due to motorcycle unawareness on the part of other people on the road, as can be seen from one recent wreck.
There is little doubt that the trucking industry is important for the country's blossoming economy, spurring intercity and interstate trade. Trucks transport goods from one place to another and travel on the same roads and highways that other motorists go on. According to the current law in Ohio, truck drivers can drive in any lane on the highway, although the president of the Ohio Trucking Association states that truck drivers tend to stay in the right lanes and avoid the fast lanes. A proposed bill would now make this the law. If passed, it would require vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds to travel in the two right hand lanes of a highway that has three lanes. The exception to this is if there are contrary rules already in place.
Memorial Day weekend has come and gone and summer has unofficially kicked off. Children are off from school and it's much easier for parents to send them off to run their errands during the day rather than go themselves after a long workday. However, parents may not be aware that the 100 days from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend are considered the "100 deadliest days of the year" for young drivers by the AAA.