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The most dangerous types of distracted driving

Distracted driving is being exposed as one of the most troublesome causes of car accidents. Distracted driving is completely preventable, but in our fast-paced, stressful lives, driving while distracted is unfortunately very common.

If you have recently been involved in a car accident that caused damages and the cause has not yet been established, you may want to consider whether distracted driving was potentially the reason why the collision occurred. The following are the three main types of distracted driving.

When could a truck be responsible for a rear-end collision?

Trucks have a huge amount of force due to their weight and speed. This is why drivers who have been rear-ended by a truck can suffer such catastrophic injuries. Unfortunately, rear-end truck collisions are relatively common.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as the result of a collision with a truck, you should make sure that fault is correctly established. By showing that the truck driver or trucking company was at fault for the causation of the accident, you may be able to maximize the damages you receive. The following are some common ways that truckers can be at fault for the causation of a rear-end collision.

Reasons why a car may be to blame for a bike accident

Cyclists on the road must be very cautious when sharing the road with cars. This is because cyclists have a much higher likelihood of becoming seriously injured if they get involved in a collision, due to the lack of safety protections such as seatbelts and airbags.

If you have been involved in an accident as a cyclist, you may want to attempt to gain back damages from the driver involved. To do so, you will need to show that the driver was negligent or reckless and that this was the reason why the accident occurred. The following are some scenarios in which a driver would most likely be to blame for the causation of an accident.

Sleep deprivation can be risky for new parents and their children

When you think about drowsy drivers, you may picture a trucker who has been on the road for too many hours, a factory worker driving home after working the night shift or an elderly person who does not realize he or she has epilepsy. However, there is another at-risk population that people often do not consider.

Many new parents get less that 6.5 hours of sleep each night, according to a preliminary study conducted in 2017 on parents with a young baby at home. About 30% of the study’s participants reported daytime sleepiness and about 60% reported poor daytime function.

Why is motorcycling riskier than driving a car?

Motorcyclists who are involved in accidents tend to suffer from more frequent and more serious injuries than drivers of vehicles. This is true for several reasons. Those who suffer injuries after being involved in a motorcycle accident should ensure that they take action to get the compensation they deserve.

Both motorcyclists and car drivers should be aware of the risk factors associated with riding on a motorcycle. By doing so, potential accidents can be avoided. The following are some of the most common risk factors in riding a motorcycle.

Helping your teenage child to avoid car accidents

Teenage drivers have a higher risk of becoming involved in an accident for several reasons. First, their lack of experience can lead them to make mistakes when dealing with a complex or stressful situation. Second, teens are statistically more likely to engage in risky behavior than adults in general. Third, teens may be influenced by the actions of friends and could be more susceptible to peer pressure regarding things like drunk driving and speeding.

If you are a parent of a teenage driver, you must do your part in helping them to stay safe on the roads. The following are some things you can do to influence them for the better.

When are trucking accidents not the truck driver's fault?

When a collision occurs between a truck and a passenger car, it is likely to be a serious one. This is because the force of truck is much greater than a vehicle of a smaller size. Many people simply assume that the truck driver will be blamed for causing the accident since their vehicle has the highest capacity to cause damage. However, this is simply not the case.

Truck drivers are highly trained in maneuvering their vehicle, and the trucking industry is highly regulated. Therefore, when a truck crash occurs, it could be either party's fault. The following situations are examples of times when the truck driver would likely not be at fault for causing an accident.

The three key types of driving distractions

Everyone must pass a test to become a licensed driver, but the fact of the matter is not everyone is a great driver. And even great drivers make mistakes sometimes and get distracted. While more and more we are hearing about cell phones being the main cause of distracted driving, it was an issue long before our phones became like computers in our pockets.

Distracted driving comes in a multitude of forms, some more extreme than others, but all carrying a burden of risk. Studies have shown that distracted driving slows down reactions to important driving events (i.e. stopping at a stop light).

Checking your bicycle after a crash

If you are involved in a collision as a cyclist, you must seek medical attention afterward, even if you do not think that you have been injured. Even a slight bump to the head could cause a delayed-onset head injury. Therefore, you should not be complacent.

Before getting back onto your bike, it is important to fully check your bike for any nonobvious damage. This can ensure that you do not get onto a faulty bike, but it can also provide information about the cause and nature of the collision if you decide to make a personal injury claim for damages.

Don't listen to these motorcycle safety tips

Motorcycles are a great form of transport as well as being a passionate hobby for many. While riding a motorcycle is exhilarating and exciting, the dangers of the activity should never be underestimated. This is why it is important to always be learning more about motorcycle safety as a rider.

However, motorcycle safety tips should always be approached with caution and critical thought. Some common tips are complete myths that could do more harm than good. The following are some motorcycle safety myths that you should not listen to.

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