When we travel past an accident site, we likely feel upset and concern for those involved. However, we also feel relief that it was not us. We often think that this will never happen to us. We feel like we cannot fall victim to a serious traffic accident. Unfortunately, every time a person gets behind the wheel, he or she increases their chance of being involved in an automobile accident.
Whether a person is tired in the early hours of the day, overworked and exhausted in the afternoon or are getting sleeping during the late night hours, fatigued driving can be a serious hazard.
During the weekday, students often rely on school buses to transport them to and from their home and school. While this is a very common and relatively safe way to travel to and from school, these large vehicles can present some dangers on the roadways. They do not maneuver the same way as smaller vehicles, require more distance to stop and they have large blind spots. Bus drivers are tasked with driving these vehicles safely and according to current regulations. Additionally, other motorists are required to follow the rules of the road and obey and additional rules when traveling near school buses.
We all get tried from time to time. Whether it is a rough nights sleep, you are up late working on a deadline or are ill, it can be tough to get through the day when you do not get enough sleep. Lack o sleep can show in our social interactions and work productivity. It can also impact our abilities to do some activities, such as driving a motor vehicle. In fact, getting behind the wheel when you are drowsy is considered to be rather risky and could be even more dangerous than drunk driving.
You may be stopped at a stop sign, a red light or in congested traffic when, "Bam!" You've been rear-ended by another driver. Such car accidents are, unfortunately, all-to-common in Lexington and nationwide. Some victims of a rear-end accident may be fortunate enough to walk away with nothing more than a few bumps or bruises. However, they should keep an eye on their health over the coming days and weeks, as some more serious injuries might not manifest themselves right away.
Getting into a car crash is no laughing matter. Some people are lucky to walk away with a few scratches or bruises and some minor vehicular damage. Unfortunately, other people involved in a car accident may be seriously injured. When a person in Lexington is injured in an auto accident, they may want to pursue compensation from the responsible party. In order to do so, however, one need to identify who was at fault.
With winter weather upon us, it is more important than ever that motorists in Kentucky drive with due care. When the snow is falling or roads are icy, this may mean keeping a greater distance between vehicles or even driving under the posted speed limit if necessary. In the end, though, there will always be those drivers who drive negligently or recklessly and cause car accidents.
Riding a school bus is an iconic part of the lives of most children in Kentucky. We can trust that the bus drivers will act responsibly and transport children to school and home again safely. Unfortunately, we can't always trust other drivers on the road to exercise such caution, which could lead to a serious accident.
Some people in Kentucky do not think twice about having a drink or two at a restaurant, bar or party, and then driving home. They may think that they have not consumed enough alcohol to put their blood alcohol content level above the legal limit of 0.08, and therefore it is safe for them to drive. However, even drinking a small amount of alcohol could affect a person's ability to drive.
Drinking alcohol is a part of life for many people in Kentucky, a state made famous for its bourbon and distilleries. However, what people should never do is get behind the wheel of a car while drunk. Drunk driving presents dangers not just to the person who consumed alcohol, but also to all others on the road, as one recent incident shows.