We've all had the experience of needing to share the road with cyclists.
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As the weather improves, more and more people will begin riding their bicycles for recreation, commuting, exercise, and more. Understanding how to stay safe on your bicycle is essential for preventing an accident.
Motorcycle riders and passengers are at the greatest risk for serious or fatal injury when involved in an accident. This makes it important to understand all legal options before accepting a settlement from an insurance company. Insurance companies are infamous for offering inadequate settlements.
AAA estimates 53.4 million people will travel more than 50 miles from home for Thanksgiving this year. According to the association, this represents a 13% increase over 2020, bringing Thanksgiving travel within 5% of pre-pandemic levels.
Accidents caused by drunk or intoxicated drivers injure and kill hundreds of people in Tennessee each year. According to the National Traffic Safety Administration, 1/3rd of all traffic-related deaths are caused by drunk or intoxicated drivers, with a fatal accident occurring, on average, every 52 minutes in the United States.
There is a truck driver shortage in the United States. This is impacting things from delivery of items to retail stores, the accessibility of gasoline, and everything else truckers haul both intra and inter-state. Due to this shortage, there has been a heavy push for new drivers to join the workforce, a push that could easily result in several novice truck drivers on the road at the same time.
May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, a good time for motorcyclists and the drivers of passenger vehicles to take a moment to reflect on their driving behaviors.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and a really good time to consider how your driving habits may imperil you, your passengers, and everyone else on the road. The National Safety Council reports an average of 700 motor vehicle accidents every day are caused by distracted drivers. Many of these result in serious or fatal injuries. These facts are made all the more tragic when you consider this: all distracted driving accidents are preventable.
Lane splitting refers to riding between slow-moving or stopped traffic on a motorcycle or bicycle. Lane splitting may help save time and decrease traffic congestion. It may also be safer for motorcyclists than stop and go traffic behind larger vehicles.