Anyone in Orange County who has seen a truck accident while driving, or even just in the news, understands the horrific damage that can result. Semi-trucks have immense weight and can create enormous force when they collide with another vehicle. People who are in cars or even SUVs are lucky to escape with their lives if they are involved in an accident with a semi-truck. Because truck accidents can be so deadly, all drivers should know some basic ways to help avoid them.
Last year, a post on this blog explained how motorcyclists split lanes by passing in between vehicles that are traveling in the same direction as the motorcycle, but in two separate lanes. While lane-splitting might intuitively seem like an extremely dangerous practice, some people argue that it has safety merits.
Any time a biker is sharing the road with motor vehicles, the rider should be especially vigilant about protecting himself or herself from an accident. This could mean putting on brightly colored clothing before the ride, as well as wearing appropriate safety gear like a helmet. It could also mean trying to anticipate when a driver in an automobile might turn his or her vehicle in a way that would otherwise make it difficult for the biker to avoid an accident.
Just a few days ago, people all throughout Costa Mesa and across the United States celebrated the country's independence. Every year, the Fourth of July brings Independence Day parades, parties and special concerts. Of course, fireworks are also a popular component of many Independence Day celebrations.
Orange County drivers should understand the risks of being involved in an accident when they get behind the wheel of their vehicle. According to data from the insurance industry, on average, a driver will file claims related to motor vehicle accidents about once every 18 years. Moreover, data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that over 10 million auto accidents occur in the United States every year, which comes out to more than 27,000 per day. Again, this highlights the risk of any average driver being involved in an accident on any given day.