When you're riding your bicycle through the streets of Roseville, you should always don a bicycle helmet and follow the rules of the road. However, there's only so much these safety precautions can do to prevent injury. You'll also want to increase your visibility. The more you can do to be seen by vehicles, the better your chances are of avoiding a bicycle versus car accident.
We've all heard about the benefits of self-driving cars. You can eat a bagel, drink coffee and a read a book on your way to work in the morning. Best of all, you'll have less of a chance of getting into a crash. But is it true? Are self-driving cars really going to be safer, and will they really serve to eliminate the thousands of unnecessary car accidents, injuries and deaths caused by drunk drivers, distracted drivers and unlawful drivers every year?
The automaker Ford, recently announced that it will expand it's already massive recall of vehicles related to defective Takata Airbags. The recall will expand the issue to approximately 365,000 more Ford-built cars and trucks, including Lincoln, Mercury and Ford models from the years 2009 to 2013. Fortunately, at this time, no injuries or deaths have been reported in connection with these potentially dangerous vehicles.
The safest kind of driving involves a road that is free of traffic in the full light of day, without any kind of rain, sleet, water, ice or snow. However, as any Roseville driver knows -- we don't always have the luxury of such clear driving conditions. Depending where you happen to be driving in the state of California, you could face any number of difficult-to-navigate road conditions that -- if you're not careful -- could increase your chances of getting into a crash.
Imagine getting from point A to point B without worrying that an inattentive driver is more interested in Facebook than paying attention to the road. Imagine driving home after a late night without a single drunk driver on the road. This could become the reality once self-driving automobiles are commonplace in the world. It could make our nation's roads substantially safer.
Car rollover accidents are some of the most terrifying. People become trapped inside and could be crushed or worse. Rollover accidents can involve any vehicle, whether it's a tall SUV or a smaller passenger car. In the right conditions, any vehicle has the potential to roll.
The thing about odds is that they're not a perfect science in that they realistically don't apply to everyone the same way.
When most people think of the biggest drinking night of the year, New Year's Eve, the 4th of July or even St. Patrick's Day may come to mind. Although there is no hard evidence to support the widely-held belief, bartenders all over America agree that "Black(out) Wednesday" is actually their biggest alcohol sales night.
Burns caused by car accidents can be some of the worst. They're chemically induced and heat up very quickly, causing a lot more damage than burns from other sources. Combined with smoke, a victim inside a vehicle is in serious danger.