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Road Rage: How it Impacts Our Society

While driving on the road today, it is hard to ignore the aggressiveness of drivers. Someone may abruptly swerve in front of you, switch in and out of lanes, call you names or even follow you home. It moves beyond excessive honking and into behavior which is frightening and at times, life threatening. In our current society, road rage isn’t relegated to one gender over another or to a particular country. These angry outbursts cross gender lines, with both males and females driving aggressively and acting rudely. How does this behavior impact society. Rise in Car Accidents Most countries require drivers to take tests to obtain a driver license. However, passing exam requirements doesn’t necessarily prevent road rage....

Road Rage: How it Impacts Our Society
posted on: Nov 27, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

Driver Safety – NASCAR Always Learns Its Lesson...

It’s typical to talk about how lucky a driver is to be alive after a major wreck during a NASCAR race. To be certain, a bit of luck is always involved when you’re travelling at 200 mph and are surrounded by 3,000 pounds of metal and flammable liquids, but it’s actually a very small part of the equation. In an article published on The Dig, Alison Ingles Daly Sr. describes Duke Nalon’s historic crash in the 23rd lap of the 1949 Indianapolis 500. This was a time when very few safety standards were in place to protect drivers. When Nalon’s car burst into flames in turn three, he had to survive the old fashioned way: by holding his...

Driver Safety – NASCAR Always Learns Its Lesson
posted on: Aug 28, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

4 Safety Upgrades For You Car

There are some upgrades you might want to consider if you want to improve your family’s car. Your vehicle is designed to be safe, but there are some additions you could make to protect your family even more while on the road. If you’re not sure what safety upgrades to make to your family’s car, here are some of the best safety modifications you can invest in. Backup Cameras There are three different kinds of aftermarket backup cameras companies offer: wide angle lenses, sensor systems, and rear-view cameras. There are some things to consider: wired systems and sensor systems are difficult to install, so professional installation is recommended. Certain cameras and sensors that mount on your bumper or...

4 Safety Upgrades For You Car
posted on: Jul 5, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

Help Your Car Run Forever

The average car on the road in the U.S. was 11.4 years old in 2014, according to IHS Automotive. The Federal Highway Administration estimates the average number of miles driven by the typical American is 13,476 per year. Those two data points mean there are a lot of cars out there with more than 100,000 miles on them that need a little extra TLC. Later model vehicles aren’t necessary better built or more reliable. The 2014 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependency Study found that owners of 2011 vehicles reported 6 percent more problems than those who owned 2010 cars. Japanese-made cars, particularly Hondas and Toyotas, are known for their long-term reliability. In fact five of Warranty Direct’s top 10...

Help Your Car Run Forever
posted on: Feb 16, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

Paving the Way for Safer Roads

Obtaining a driver’s license means increased independence, but also a measure of accountability. Drivers need to exercise caution when taking to the roads. Recent statistics suggest that an estimated 10 million traffic accidents occur every year. If people practice defensive driving, it minimizes the risks of an accident. Safety, of course, plays a definite role. Here are five compelling reasons to practice caution when driving on the roads: 1. Motorists must eliminate distracted driving. Any time a driver chooses to take his or her eyes off the road and deviate toward another task, safety is compromised. Distracted driving may range from eating in the car, applying makeup or talking or texting on your cell phone. During the daytime, approximately 660,000...

Paving the Way for Safer Roads
posted on: Feb 9, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

Choosing the Right Motorcycle Helmet for Your Teen...

You were nervous as you balanced your child through his first training wheel-free bike ride in the park. He wobbled, you steadied him and finally let go. Now, years later, you’re watching him soar through the air on his motorcycle, in control of every precise movement. You still feel nervous. With motorcycle related deaths doubling from 1999 to 2008 and still rising, it’s no wonder you’re worried. Put your mind at ease with the right motorcycle helmet that will keep your teen safe from serious head injuries. The Basics When choosing a helmet, the first thing to look for is a full face design. Full face helmets keep the entire face protected. Their clear eye shields keeps a...

Choosing the Right Motorcycle Helmet for Your Teen
posted on: Oct 3, 2014 | author: Safety Issues

How to Report Safety Issues Without Being Labeled a Whistleblower...

Courtesy of by  JOHN GOGLIA, AIN Online: One of the things we talk about in the Current Topics in Aviation course I co-teach at Vaughn College of Aeronautics is how to report safety issues without being labeled a whistleblower or, worse, being fired. It’s an important issue for anyone entering a field where safety is so important and the “penalties” for being labeled a whistleblower can be high. Even the federal Whistleblower Protection Act covers only a small segment of the industry: airlines and their contractors. Some states might also have some protections for workers. But they all involve complicated and expensive legal processes to prove retaliation for whistleblowing and to recover damages. It can take years and...

posted on: Oct 2, 2014 | author: Safety Issues

Surviving a Tire Blowout

You do it without even thinking about it anymore. Nearly every day you get up, get ready for work or school, and jump in your car. Driving has become so automatic that most people give it about as much thought as brushing their teeth. But what happens when something goes wrong? With nearly 800 cars on the road for every 1000 people in the United States, according to The World Bank, it can happen quite often. Everyone has seen it, or at least the aftermath of a tire blowout — strips of rubber spread across the road, skid marks crossing the lanes leading to a car or truck on the side of the road where one wheel has nothing...

posted on: Sep 16, 2014 | author: Safety Issues

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