Dangerous Driving Habits: A Look at What Endangers Us the Most on the Road

Many of today's drivers have dangerous driving habits. You do not have to travel far to see people driving with risky driving techniques. Dangerous driving habits can be observed on highways, residential streets, and in parking lots. Dangerous driving habits are not only fraught with danger to the driver performing them, but to the public as well. Everyone Eventually Crosses Paths with a Reckless Driver! Many of us survive these encounters, but some do not. Dangerous drivers kill people and d...

Road Trip Safety: Getting Ready to Stay Safe While on the Road

When planning to go on a road trip, it is important not only to have all the necessary items you need to travel but also have your car ready for an emergency situation. While you can't always prevent every situation that may arise, there are some basic things you can do to have a safe and rewarding trip.   Getting Your Car in Top Shape A road trip, especially a long one, most importantly requires that your mode of transportation is safe and reliable. Though simple, and may be costly at...

Road Rage: Avoid becoming a Victim

News articles concerning road rage incidents have pointed out how people can draw themselves into a road rage incident and some of the terrible mistakes that drivers make when they try to retaliate against an aggressive driver. An incident in California involved an enraged driver who started shooting and another driver, believing he had to defend himself, shooting back, resulting in a pitched gun battle on an interstate highway while other drivers swerved to get out of the way. Not only was ...

Twenty Plus One Travel Games for a Long Road Trip

We all have memories of long road trips when we were kids, having to put up with our parents’ choice of music and staring out the window for hours waiting for the next toilet stop. Thankfully there have been improvements since those days (e.g., portable DVD players) when all we had was a few sheets of paper, notebooks, and the faithful Walkman. However, nothing beats old-fashioned preparation.   Keeping the kids (And adults) Entertained is still one of the keys to a successful trip. I...

Driving in Heavy Rain: Tips for Drivers Dealing with Heavy Rain

Heavy rain can mean a lot of things for a driver, and most of these are not very pleasant - ranging from road flooding and vehicle breakdown to accidents. Heavy rain reduces visibility and also causes the tires to lose traction, increasing the risk of aquaplaning. Fortunately, there are many ways to manage, even mitigate, such risks. With a little preparation and little know-how, driving in heavy rain this winter can be made significantly safer. The following tips should help you make the be...

Collisions Involving a Delivery Truck Are All Too Common, but Surprisingly, They Are Often Overlooked

Despite a company's best efforts, delivery truck accidents are not uncommon. Delivery truck accidents, especially those involving FedEx trucks, are unique and complex as many different individuals and entities may be responsible for the crash. FedEx truck drivers are usually under a lot of pressure to deliver packages as quickly as possible. The best intentions of a driver to simply get the job done quickly can result in careless and negligent actions which may ultimately cause a very seriou...

Suggestion for a Road Trip in Southern California

Are you looking for some great vacation ideas? Consider a trip to Southern California for your next family vacation. While Southern California covers a large area, and there are many fun things to do, here are some great vacation ideas that are definitely worth considering for your next trip. The first three that we have listed are for those who love beautiful scenery and enjoy outdoor activities. Big Bear Lake offers beautiful mountain scenery, while Santa Catalina Island and Pismo Beach tre...

National Parks You Can Visit in You Next Road Trip to California

There are around nine California national parks that are open for tourists to visit. The state is rich in natural resources and has a wide variety of geographical locations including deserts, forests, and volcanoes. The wonders of these parks are witnessed by the many visitors that go there each year. The National Park Service is the entity that handles the preservation of these national treasures, which not shows the historical and cultural experiences of Californians, but also an example of th...

How to Stay Safe: Driving Under Poor Conditions

Driving under poor conditions is more than just icy or wet roads. Some of the worst situations include dusk and night driving; rain, fog, snowstorms, and drifting snow; sunshine and shadows; and driving towards the sun. Dusk During this period of half-light, the cone central vision is not as efficient as in daylight, but your eyes are not yet prepared for night vision either. Professional drivers try not to drive during this period if they can help it. Whenever practical, they will stop and ta...

Common Workplace Injuries: Overexertion and Work Injuries — What Are They?

Each day across the nation, people get up and head to work, ready to perform the duties required of them in their jobs. While some people head to labor-intensive jobs like carpentry, construction, and warehouse work, while others may head to restaurants, office buildings, and other vocations. While most people assume that people with jobs that require lots of manual labor are the most likely to suffer an injury at work, the truth is that workers in any vocation may be hurt on the job. One of ...