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Using your emergency brake to avoid a crash

Many people use their emergency brake when they are parked on a hill, but it is important to be aware of another important function of these brakes: avoiding an accident when brake failure occurs. When someone is driving along and discovers that their brakes are not working and they are unable to come to a stop, this can be incredibly terrifying. Some people panic, which can be very dangerous, while others are able to handle the situation appropriately and protect those in their vehicle and surrounding vehicles. Unfortunately, brake failure and the improper use of brakes has contributed to many collisions.

Job-related traffic crashes and brain trauma

In the workplace, an employee may be hurt in a number of ways. From tripping over an extension cord to being exposed to toxic chemicals, workers may face a myriad of risk factors. Furthermore, many people need to drive as part of their job duties, and they may face a high risk of being involved in a traffic crash. Unfortunately, these accidents can lead to injuries that disrupt their lives in countless ways and also create challenges throughout the company. For example, a business may struggle to adjust to the temporary or permanent loss of a hard-working staff member due to his or her injury. Furthermore, some injuries are not immediately detectable, such as brain trauma.

Reasons why people drive on the wrong side of the road

There are many different behaviors that can be incredibly dangerous on the road, such as people who drink and drive and those who use their smartphone while they are supposed to be paying attention to driving. However, some drivers blatantly disregard traffic safety laws or drive recklessly in ways that are unbelievable, such as those who drive on the wrong side of the road. When a driver sees another vehicle heading toward them when they are supposed to be in another lane, it can be extremely terrifying.

Car crashes which involve trains

There are various reasons why a train crash involving a vehicle (or multiple vehicles) may take place. For example, a driver may come to a stop in the path of a train because they are suicidal or because they are careless. Moreover, a driver may not see a train coming or realize that they were supposed to come to a stop. Sometimes, accidents can be caused by an oncoming train even when the train does not make any contact with a vehicle. Sadly, careless drivers have caused a lot of accidents including some which involve trains.

How many people are hurt in ambulance accidents?

From large trucks to scooters, motorcycles and small cars, there are many different vehicle types involved in crashes. Some people may not think about the likelihood of an ambulance accident occurring, but there are actually a handful of reasons why these collisions are especially likely to take place. For example, an ambulance driver may be in a rush to get someone who needs medical care to the hospital quickly. Moreover, an ambulance accident may involve high speeds and the consequences could be devastating.

Avoiding a traffic collision at an intersection

Drivers need to watch out for accident risks at all times, but there are certain parts of the road that have an especially high risk of an accident. Intersections, for example, can be dangerous for a variety of reasons. Drivers may fail to come to a stop because they are in a rush or for some other reason. Sadly, this can lead to the loss of innocent lives and devastating injuries.

When a driver is emotionally unstable

There are many examples of times when people should not be behind the wheel, such as someone who is over the legal limit or extremely tired. However, some people do not pay attention to some of the other reasons why people can be unfit to drive. For example, someone who may be very emotionally unstable for one reason or another may be putting lives at risk by driving. If you ever worry that you are not able to drive safely because you are extremely angry or upset, it is a good idea to stay off of the road.

Accidents caused by driving a different type of vehicle

Car wrecks can happen because of risk factors that are less common, from a driver becoming startled by a spider that has crawled onto them to someone having a seizure while behind the wheel. It is also important to be aware of some of the risks that may come with driving a different type of vehicle. For example, someone who has only driven a small passenger vehicle may be more likely to cause an accident while trying to drive a truck or a recreational vehicle, for example.

Drive safe this Halloween

Come October 31st in North Carolina, kids are excited about Halloween, between dressing up and going trick-or-treating for candy. However, this time of the year can be extremely dangerous for children as there is an increase of pedestrian accidents and deaths. Parents should educate their little ones about safety precautions, and motorists need to be more aware and vigilant while on the road.

Auto accidents involving infants and young children

Car crashes happen for many reasons and they can upend the lives of people from various walks of life. Some, however, are especially concerning, such as those which involve young kids and infants. There are a number of factors for parents to keep in mind, from keeping their kids safe in the car to holding a careless driver responsible for an accident that has left their child injured. Sadly, accidents have shattered the lives of many children and their entire families.

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