The holidays are here and the New Year is right around the corner. No matter their religion or socioeconomic background, most people across the country celebrate this time of year in one way or another. For some Californians, this means taking a breather from their ordinary work routine and spending time with family and friends.
Driving a tractor trailer is an important job because these trucks are one of the primary means by which goods are moved throughout the state of California and all across the country. Whether the cargo is fresh fruit that's headed to an Orange County grocery store, or raw materials going to a manufacturing plant, many people and businesses rely on trucks to transport all kinds of products.
Motorcycle unawareness arises when drivers in other vehicles fail to pay attention to riders near their vehicle. This is an all too common problem for a variety of reasons. For example, many drivers simply are not used to seeing motorcycles on the road. This is because, despite the fact that motorcycles are common, they are not nearly as prevalent as cars, SUVs and trucks. Therefore, drivers can fail to notice the motorcyclist until it is too late and a crash is unavoidable.
The danger of injury or death for bicyclists on the roadways is a serious concern. According to the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC), although bicycles account for only 1 percent of roadway traffic, bicyclists are at greater danger of crash-related injuries and death than motor vehicle occupants. In 2010, 800 bicyclists were killed in bicycle accidents and there were approximately 515,000 trips to the emergency room because of bicycle accidents and bicycle-related injuries.