A study from the National Safety Council indicates that more Americans die from opioids than car accidents. However, recent research indicates opioid usage may influence car fatality rates, particularly as drunk driving accidents have been on a gradual decline over the past 20 years.
In spring and summertime, many drivers in New England continue to experience winter’s wrath on the roads, when deep ruts are left in the roadways – long after winter weather ends. Before construction crews fill and pave over the damage, drivers and motorcycle riders need to be aware and ready for these potential hazards.
You are driving down the road. It is a beautiful day and all is well in your world. The radio is on your favorite station and thoughts go to later in the day, when you will be in a video chat with your mom and dad. Suddenly in a split second, reality changes in the moment of a deafening crash. Your car has been struck by a pickup truck going through a stop sign.
During springtime, we’re exposed to more daylight hours and warmer temperatures that encourage us to get outside. While a walk or bike ride around the neighborhood may sound nice, pedestrians and riders need to be on the lookout for car and truck drivers, who may not always be watching out for you.