While motor vehicles are a part of life for many in the state of Ohio, their use can also result in serious injuries and even death. During the year 2016 there were 1,132 traffic-related fatalities in Ohio.
Being involved in a car accident caused by another person can immediately put you on edge, causing you to think emotionally rather than logically. Unfortunately, acting based on emotion can end up costing you in the long run. There are several critical steps to take at the motor vehicle accident scene to protect your best interests.
Driving on Ohio roads in the wintertime can be a stressful experience. Even when road crews are diligent with plowing and using ice melting products, some of the roads can still be slick and hazardous. However, there are ways you can reduce your risk of an accident if you need to drive on winter roads, starting with proper vehicle care.
Parents make a lot of sacrifices for their children over the years. It starts shortly after a child enters their life, in the form of sleep deprivation. When their child wakes up in the night, they wake up too, but they don't necessarily go back to sleep when their child does. Household chores, going to work, and running errands take precedence to sleep, and often when parents do get a moment, it's in the car. For many, it's when they are behind the wheel that drowsiness hits them, and it can spell disaster.
As a parent, having a teen driver on your policy can make you nervous. Fortunately there are ways you can make your teen safer on the road. Taking action can help protect them as well as other drivers. There are multiple ways to do this.
In 2010, getting around town started to change for many people when the ride share company Uber was launched in the United States. Uber is a smart phone app that connects people who need a ride with people who are available to offer one. Uber drivers work as independent contractors, and they can choose to work or not as their schedule permits.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2015 saw the largest increase in deaths due to motor vehicle accidents in almost 50 years. There were over 7 percent more fatalities in the US in 2015 than there were in 2014. This equates to 35,092 deaths that could have been prevented.
In the warm summer months, riding your motorcycle can be a fun activity to engage in. Though for many it is an enjoyable way to spend the season's long days, it can also be dangerous. Taking safety measures and the time to focus on the road while driving can help everyone stay safe.
Do you know the things that you should do following a motor vehicle accident in which you were driving one of the cars involved? Unfortunately, following an accident, your nerves are rattled and there may be injuries too. Still, there are certain things you should do at the accident site and immediately following your accident.
Ohio recently joined multiple other states in the country when it legalized marijuana for medical use. While the bill goes into effect in September 2016, it will be some time before marijuana can be sold in Ohio. Until then, patients will have to go to another state where marijuana use is legal to buy it.