Road Safety Tips for Drivers Based on NHTSA Studies
According to NHTSA, about 1,000 minors under 14 get killed in car crashes each year. And most of them (over 700 people) die in cars, while more than 150,000 kids are injured. These statistics are scary, and they are even more devastating since many of these fatalities and injuries were avoidable – if only adults were more responsible and focused on road safety rules.
Think, for instance, of restraints. Based on an NHTSA report, 37% of those kids, who didn’t survive the accident, were unrestrained. And this despite the fact that NHTSA statistics indicate strongly that use of children safety seats reduce the mortality rate by 71% for infants and by 54% for toddlers under 4 years. Even for children occupying the front seat, the mortality reduces by 45% provided they use seat belts. Let’s recollect what traffic rules tell us about restraints and what safety experts recommend in this regard.
Dangerous Driving Impacts Your Car
When speaking of reckless driving, we usually mean an aggressive style some drivers assume for driving faster and cooler (at least they seem to believe it).
This dangerous driving often results in collisions and other kinds of traffic accidents leading to damage, injuries, and even deaths. But in fact, some unobvious bad driving habits can result in both wrecking your car and risking your life, and you will hardly be happy to spend a fortune on changing and repairing parts and units that could last longer. So, we are here to tell you about bad habits you should quit and to give you some tips on good driving habits you should form instead.
Several Tips on Charging Prior to Mastering Driving Techniques
Charging is the most sensitive point of electric vehicles and there are a couple of tips that will help you cope with the task better, saving some time and money while avoiding the risk of getting a dead battery.
Start from learning your local state Motorcycle Operator Manual. It is usually available on official DMV websites (can be downloaded or viewed in a browser) or in DMV offices (available in print form).
Imagine a typical situation on the road: you are driving your car and see another vehicle behind you signaling that it is going to overtake your car either from the left or from the right. At first, you clearly see the vehicle through the rear-view mirror on the windshield and then, when it starts the changing lane maneuver, through the side mirror. But suddenly you notice that in the process of overtaking the vehicle has disappeared from your sight somehow, just like a vampire, who is not reflected in mirrors. But has it really disappeared?
If you try to change the lane while thinking it has, you are very likely to get into a traffic accident, since it may turn out that you couldn’t see the vehicle because of a blind spot – space around your car which is not visible through vehicle mirrors.
Why Is It Extremely Important to Have Your Free Motorcycle Practice Test and Other Skill Practices?
According to the 2014 NHTSA overview, motorcycle riders are killed in road traffic accidents 27 times more frequently than drivers and passengers in vehicles, and they are 6 times as likely to be injured. To a large extent, these hard figures arise from the recklessness of many motorcyclists who violate traffic rules and bypass basic safety requirements. In particular, NHTSA findings show that 35% of motorcycle riders’ deaths were the direct result of their speeding, which is higher than speeding statistics on any other vehicle type.
Why do you need a motorcycle license or endorsement?
Though requirements for bike riders differ from state to state, there are no states that allow riding motorcycles on public roads without a valid motorcycle license. Even if a person holds a regular driver’s license and has many years of experience in driving various types of vehicles, he or she must obtain a motorcycle endorsement stamped in their DL. If a person has no DL and doesn’t drive any vehicle, but he or she would like to ride a motorbike legally, he or she has to earn a standalone license that is usually classified as a Class M license. Note that neither an existing driver's license gives the right to operate a motorcycle, nor a motorcycle license allows operating a vehicle. So, to operate both types of road transport you need a valid DL with a motorcycle endorsement.
At intermediate stages, a motorcycle learner permit or temporary license can be issued to allow riding legally prior to obtaining a full license. Usually, some restrictions are imposed on a rider holding such a document, such as restricted nighttime riding, passenger restriction or in-jurisdiction only restriction.
Do Research Prior to DMV Permit Test
Do you really think that your children care about collecting documents for DMV? Are you sure they have learnt the requirements at all? As far as I know, teens hate all this paper stuff and put a little thought into complying with procedures.
They can easily ignore important details, forget about time limits and make critical mistakes while completing forms. Thus, don’t rely on your kid assuming he or she is old and smart enough for coping with the paperwork in preparation for their DMV permit test – sometimes, they just don’t care, since they got used to relying on you!