Yearly Archive 2017

ByWillie Powell

The Basics Of Highway Safety

highway safetyMost people take driving for granted, but it is something that you have to take seriously. It is easier to get into a crash than you think, and if you get into an accident on the highway, the results could be devastating or deadly. Read on to learn how to stay safe on the highway and reduce your chances of getting into an accident.

One of the first things you want to remember is that you should never drive when you are impaired. If you are excessively tired, have been drinking or taking drugs, or feel too physically ill to drive, you should have someone else drive you or stay home. Your judgment is going to be way off when you drive and you are impaired, so just don’t do it.

When you do get behind the wheel, make sure that you use your seat belt. If you are not wearing your seat belt and you get into an accident, your chances of getting injured go way up.It is important to stay focused and alert when you are driving on the highway. You want to be aware of what the cars are doing around you and you always need to keep a safe distance with the vehicle in front of you.

Don’t speed on the highway and make sure you stay at the speed limit. You don’t want to drive too slow, as this can be unsafe. Stay with the traffic flow, but don’t speed. Never text while you are driving and don’t hold your cellphone to your ear. Use a hands free device if you need to talk. Another way to stay safe on the highway is to make sure that your car is in good mechanical shape. Keep the engine tuned up and make sure your tires are good.

ByWillie Powell

Knowing The Boating Safety Rules Is What Prevents Boating Accidents

boating accidentThere are all types of personal injuries and accidents that can occur and leave people sidelined with huge medical bills. Boating accidents are one of them, and they can even be part of personal injury cases. Do you own a boat? Boating accidents are a serious topic of conversation in general because they are all too common and can be so tragic. As unfortunate as they are, many of them can be prevented and are often associated with recklessness or a lack of clear judgment.

There’s blame to throw around for everyone, but let’s not do any blaming. The point is we have to look at boating safety rules and make them a priority. As people do that and get out there on their boats, less people are going to have boating accidents. It’s plain and simple, so in other words, everyone handles that responsibility when getting out there on a boat. What all should boat owners know in order to prevent boating accidents?

There are the simple and basic rules, and then there are the things you find out when you dig a little further of course. It seems like that would be something that everyone would agree upon, that knowing the boating safety guidelines would be ideal for all people that get out there on a boat. No one wants to encounter a bunch of drunk people on a boat playing around. There could be an accident, and that is just one of the things that causes these situations.

There are all kinds of boating safety rules, and you find one of them being one of the most simple yet important pieces of advice that you can get sometimes in life. Use your head, or in other words, use your common sense. You’re a human being that lives on land, granted privileges to the open waters via a boat, so don’t get a big head if you get my drift.

ByWillie Powell

Help Prevent Motorcycle Accidents By Paying Attention To Safety

Do you feel comfortable out there on the road riding your motorcycle? After doing anything for a certain amount of time, you certainly get comfortable. However, riding a motorcycle comes with its risks, its dangers, and safety rules and common sense should be applied at all times. You don’t want to make it dangerous out there on the road for other people, and you don’t want to be a danger to yourself. You’re in the open air, and that comes with an extra added responsibility as a motorist.

Have you ever driven a vehicle by a biker and looked over at him or her? It’s common because there are less bikes on the road. Think about what that means as a biker. Eyes are on you, and that has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, it’s a good thing that people see you since you’re smaller out there on the road. When you’re traveling on the Interstate, you’re surrounded by cars, trucks and even bigger trucks.

As for its disadvantages, it implies that you have to watch the movement of other people carefully. You may feel bad to the bone on that motorcycle, but you have the most out there in the open at risk. Plus you have the responsibility of other drivers on your shoulders. They certainly have the same responsibilities, but you need to be sure you’re watching out and obeying the rules of the road.

My mom personally knew a close friend that was in a motorcycle accident and almost lost his life. Accidents happen, but they can also be prevented in instances if people pay closer attention to safety vs other things. If anything, let it be a gentle reminder that we all have a responsibility out there on the road and that motorcycles again pose greater risks. They are fun, but you have to be responsible.