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Pedestrian accidents during the Fourth of July

At any time of year, pedestrians face the risk of being struck by a reckless driver. Whether someone veers off of the road or fails to stop at a crosswalk, there are different ways that pedestrians are hit by reckless drivers and these accidents can prove fatal or lead to a severe injury. During certain occasions, such as the Fourth of July and other holidays, the risk of a pedestrian accident may be especially high and we will look into some factors related to July Fourth pedestrian accidents in this post.

The causes of an accident may not be immediately obvious

When a vehicle collides with another vehicle at a Kentucky intersection, there may be a number of opinions about who was at fault. The drivers and witnesses may all have different accounts. However, each of these people has only one perspective. Before it can be determined what factors actually caused the accident, experts may need to be called in to investigate.

Infant killed, woman paralyzed after man plows into intersection

Whenever people get behind the wheel, they are relying on their own decisions and sense of responsibility to make choices that will get them safely from one destination in Kentucky to another. However, everyone, no matter how careful and attentive they are, are subject to the actions of others. In unfortunate circumstances, the irresponsible and blatant carelessness of others can create extreme danger and forever alter the lives of innocent people. 

Headphones and distracted driving

Drivers may become distracted while operating a vehicle in numerous ways, whether they are holding a conversation with one of their passengers and divert their attention from the road or they try to change the radio station or eat food. However, headphones can be especially concerning, since it can interfere with a driver’s ability to hear sounds such as honking horns or distract them in other ways.

How widespread is driver fatigue?

There are a number of potential problems that can cause a driver to become dangerous on the road. For example, intoxication and disregard for speed limits can lead to a fatal collision. However, other risks which may not be as obvious, such as distraction and fatigue, are also very problematic. Drivers may become fatigued for different reasons, whether they take prescription medication which makes them tired, they work excessively long hours, they do not get enough sleep at night, or they suffer from a sleep disorder. Unfortunately, driver fatigue is far too prevalent.

When your child is hurt in a bike accident

Parents have a myriad of challenging issues to work through with children, from concerns about their performance in the classroom to their child having problems with friends. However, an accident can be particularly upsetting for an entire family and create a variety of hardships, such as a child experiencing physical pain and being held back due to injuries and parents struggling with medical expenses. There are many ways that children can become injured or killed in a traffic accident, but it is especially concerning when a child is struck while riding a bicycle.

How many children pass away due to improper car seat use?

Each year, far too many lives are lost in motor vehicle wrecks. Sadly, some of these accidents claim the lives of very young children who had their entire lives ahead of them. Children die in accidents in different ways and sometimes their deaths could not have been prevented by their parents, such as instances where a reckless driver decided to drive drunk. Sadly, some of these fatalities were entirely preventable and happened because of ignorance or carelessness, such as the improper use of car seats.

Piecing your life together after a scooter accident

There are many different types of vehicles that are involved in traffic collisions, such as semi trucks, small cars, and vans. However, those who ride scooters and other types of motorcycles face an especially high risk of injury and death when they are involved in a motor vehicle collision. If a scooter accident has left you or someone close to you with an injury, you should do what you can to piece your life back together. This can be hard, but different options might be helpful, such as discussing things with your insurance company and taking your case to court.

What should I keep in an emergency kit for winter driving?

As a driver, you face countless threats every time you operate your vehicle, regardless of the time of year. Drowsy and intoxicated driving, traffic congestion, and speeding are just some of the hazards you might encounter. However, weather can also lead to a traffic wreck and in many areas this is particularly true during the winter. From blowing snow to ice and even strong winds, winter weather can cause traffic wrecks in many ways. These accidents cannot always be prevented, but you could be able to protect yourself by having an emergency kit in the car in the event that you become stranded or are involved in a collision.

Does coffee improve driving abilities?

Sometimes, drivers become tired because they didn’t get enough sleep the previous night or had to work overtime. Moreover, many drivers simply feel tired in the morning, even if they had a sufficient amount of sleep. Often, people turn to caffeine when they feel this way, hoping that coffee or an energy drink will give them more energy and make them alert. It is important to take a closer look at this issue, in light of the dangers associated with drowsy driving.

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