As a motorcyclist, you hope you are never involved in an accident. If the worst happens, you could suffer a serious injury.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) released data on fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2015. The results were sobering. This year was the deadliest year for American drivers and passengers since 2008, when 37,423 people were killed. In 2015, 35,200 people died in all types of traffic accidents, a 7.7 percent increase from 2014. Certain kinds of traffic deaths increased at even higher rates. For instance:
If you are involved in a car accident, there is always a chance that you could be injured. For example, bone fractures are common in car accidents, as your body may be hit with a lot of force. It is easy to believe that all bone fractures are the same; however, this is not the case. There are five common types of fractures, including:
As you make your way down the road, you will soon realize that many truckers are doing the same thing. But while you may be 100 percent alert, there is a chance that one of these people is drowsy and in need of some serious rest.
As cellphones have become commonplace in the last 10 to 15 years, distracted driving has become an even bigger issue. Federal and state government agencies have devoted substantial resources to warn drivers of the dangers associated with texting while driving.
Imagine a world in which everybody on the road is 100 percent sober. If this was the case, the number of motor vehicle accidents would not be nearly as great. Unfortunately, despite the law and heavy policing by authorities, there are people who still feel that it's okay to drink and drive.