Both the California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety want people to know that motorcycle safety is a responsibility that motorcyclists and automobile drivers must share. Both organizations stressed this during the month of May, which they labeled Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Of course, every month is a good time for all people on the road to think about safety, especially when it comes to more vulnerable road users, like motorcycle riders.
Developments in medical science and technology have meant a whole host of new medical devices that can help people with various ailments. For example, heart defibrillator implants can save lives, and artificial hips can allow people to walk without pain. But just like any other product on the market, medical devices can sometimes be defective and cause serious injuries or lead to a patient's death.
Anytime that a motorcyclist takes to the road, serious injury and death are a possibility. Most riders try to take all appropriate precautions to avoid such a grim outcome, but sometimes, accidents happen, and when they do, the Californian motorcyclist is particularly susceptible to injury.
With the number of bicyclists on the roads in Costa Mesa and throughout California, drivers and bicycle riders must do their best to share the road safely. Unfortunately, given the vulnerability of a bicycle rider and the reckless way in which some drivers operate their motor vehicles, accidents are sometimes unavoidable. In a worst case scenario, bicyclists who are hit by automobiles will die, leaving their family without a loved one and having to deal with the aftermath of the fatality.
Car accidents are so common these days that most don't even make headline news. Driving from place to place is a familiar daily routine for people in Orange County, and with that comes the risk of a motor vehicle accident. While many drivers are responsible and careful when behind the wheel, some drivers let themselves get distracted by other things like the radio or a cellular phone. Still other drivers take even bigger safety risks by driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.