In today's society, cutting-edge technology and its associated innovative developments can be both a blessing and a curse. Modern medicine is a good example of this situation. Thanks to advances in science and technology, the pharmaceutical industry produces medicine for almost every ailment that a person in Orange County could possibly have. From the common cold to life-changing diseases like cancer, new medicines are constantly coming on the market to help people who need it.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), along with state agencies, is responsible for handling the regulations that commercial trucks must follow in California. The regulations that drivers and truck companies must follow may seem stringent, but they are for a good reason. Large tractor trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, and if anything goes wrong while one is barreling down a California highway, it could cause a major accident with serious injuries. Likewise, even smaller delivery trucks can pose serious dangers, and thus are subject to regulations.
People in Orange County who enjoy riding motorcycles probably don't enjoy thinking about, let alone discussing the possibility of an accident. But, motorcycle accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons, from poor road conditions that cause the motorcyclist to lose control, to a negligent driver who causes a terrifying collision. Thus, although it may not be a popular topic, riders should think about the possibility of accidents.
Riding a bicycle can be dangerous, but most riders try to mitigate the risks by wearing protective gear, being aware of their surroundings and riding at appropriate speeds. When bicyclists are riding on the street near cars and trucks, however, they cannot control whether the people in those vehicles are driving safely. When a motor vehicle is involved in a bike accident, the consequences are usually severe for the bicyclist.
The roads and highways in and around Orange County can get badly congested from time to time. On some days, what is ordinarily a short commute home from work or school can become a traffic nightmare, requiring twice the normal amount of travel time. Regardless of whether slow driving conditions are caused by an accident, inclement weather or heavy traffic, drivers should always stay patient and keep their cool.