Making left turns and negotiating curves rank high in national and Florida statistics compiled by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) in causing more vehicle injuries and fatalities. In fact, left-hand turns account for close to 42% of vehicle/motorcycle crashes and fatalities in the U.S.
AARP is offering its 2014 safety classes for seniors age 55 and above in southwest Florida. These classes are designed as refresher courses for seniors to help reduce the possibility of seniors' being involved in vehicle crashes.
Motorcycle riding is often a group activity, especially on weekends when friends get together. With Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties' having beautiful weather and many interesting locations to visit, there is no question we are a Mecca for motorcycle riding clubs and casual group rides. However, group motorcycle riding brings on challenges which are different from individual riding.
Having arthritis is usually debilitating just getting around. Sitting, standing, walking, and movement at all can be stressful and painful. Driving may be even more so.
If your vehicle shakes, rattles or rolls, it is best to have it looked at by a qualified mechanic before starting on your trip. The American Automobile Safety Foundation reports that many drivers say that they will have the vehicle looked at after the trip is over. That could be too late.
In the United States, lawn mower rollover accidents occur daily requiring emergency room visits or hospital admittance. Stability defects in design can lead to rollovers which often cause severe injuries such as paralysis, head trauma or even death.
An elderly relative, neighbor or friend may appear different one day. There is a bruise on his face. He appears edgy and explains the bruise is from a fall. You may think this is just the sign of getting older. But many times it is not.
"It is essential for young athletes to receive medical treatment following any blow to the head especially if the athlete has lost consciousness, even momentarily," says Brain Injury Victim's Attorney, Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. "Baseline concussion tests are tools for the medical community in treating athletes who suffer concussions."
Even when vehicle owners maintain their vehicles on schedule, there may be times when they break down. As much as we would like it, breakdowns do not necessarily happen in one's driveway. Prevention and preparation are the basic ingredients for a great driving experience.
It is the time of year when many of us think about making New Year's resolutions, and some actually do make resolutions. This year why not add reviewing the following accident avoidance tips to your New Year's Resolution list.