Many adult children are not prepared for the role reversal that comes with caring for an aging parent. Your parents used to decide what was best for you and set the rules accordingly. But when you are an adult and your parent is a senior citizen, that task may fall to you.
The year 2015 saw the first increase in deadly car accidents in 50 years. The number of car crash fatalities increased in 2016 as well: Last year, approximately 40,000 people were killed in car accidents in the United States.
Many kids get to and from school via school bus. Statistics point to this form of travel being a relatively safe one for children. Federal data suggests that kids have a significantly higher likelihood of getting safely to school on a school bus than they do if their parents transport them. However, accidents do sometimes occur which result in children getting hurt while riding in or getting on or off of a school bus.
Distracted driving, in addition to being dangerous, can also raise some very complicated issues.
Many businesses have some of their workers drive as part of their job. How these workers behave on the roads can have major impacts. In addition to affecting the employees’ own safety, it could impact the likelihood of a worker getting into a traffic accident that harms others. Such crashes can raise some complicated, and possibly very financially impactful, legal issues for the company the worker is with.
While fully self-driving cars are not yet available to the public, there are various individual automated safety features that automakers offer with some of their vehicles. What impacts are these features having on traffic safety? As a recent article notes, a pair of studies suggests that, when it comes to two of these features at least, they appear to be reducing accidents.
There are various records involved in trucking. This includes the hours of service logs of truck drivers. Many impactful issues regarding such logs can arise for truck companies.
Having the full picture of what’s happening around them can be very important for a driver. A driver missing or ignoring things that are going on in their vicinity could lead to them unintentionally taking very dangerous actions.
There are a range of cellphone-related distractions that can create safety problems out on the roads. And this doesn’t just include phone use by drivers. It also includes phone use by pedestrians. When a pedestrian is distracted by their cellphone while walking, they might end up inadvertently putting themselves into dangerous situations. This could include dangerous road crossings.
In the aftermath of some car accidents, it can be fairly easy to determine what went wrong and who is to blame. For instance, you could probably establish right away that someone ran a red light or swerved into oncoming traffic.