Think that it's safe to check that text message while you drive? Wondering if you need to pull over to give your child some snacks in the back seat, or can you just hand them back while staying behind the wheel? Considering when is the best time to change the playlist on your phone?
Having someone tailgate you is dangerous and unnerving. When that car is right on your back bumper, you're all too aware that, if you have to stop quickly, they're probably going to hit you.
You've probably heard plenty from friends and family members about how dangerous it is to ride a motorcycle. You still ride. You just want to know how to do it safely.
Drivers may know that they are supposed to leave a safe buffer zone between themselves and a bike when passing the bicyclist. If a bike is moving the same direction, in the same lane, the cyclist has a right to that lane just like another motorist would. It doesn't matter that they're moving slower than traffic.
For many people, nothing sounds more fun and relaxing than spending a day out on the boat. Unfortunately, that pastime is not always nearly as safe or relaxing as you want it to be. Serious boating accidents happen every summer, and you could suffer life-changing injuries.
When researchers looked at how often truck drivers crashed because of fatigue, they found that around 13% of them experienced fatigue during accidents. Clearly, they could see that driver fatigue played a serious role and put everyone -- those drivers, other drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and more -- in danger.