Our reflexes and attention span ages as we get older, which can affect our driving. Many seniors are able to drive well into their 80’s and even early 90’s, but certain health conditions can affect a driver’s abilities behind the wheel. If you or a loved one is over the age of 65, it’s important to understand how age and health can alter someone’s judgment on the road. This will allow you to recognize when the time comes to give up the keys for your safety and the safety of others. [Read more…]
Getting four hours of sleep, versus six hours, could be the difference between life and death on the road. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety completed a study correlating sleep deprivation to traffic accidents and found some eye-opening results.
“Drivers who reported that they usually sleep for 4-5 hours per day had 5.4 times the crash rate of drivers who usually sleep for 7 hours or more daily.” [Read more…]
Drivers with road rage can make even the most patient and calm people loose their cool. There are aggressive drivers who occasionally put the lives of others and their properties in danger. Your reaction to an aggressive driver is essential for your safety, as well as the safety of other drivers and passengers surrounding you. Here are a few tips for defusing a road rage situation.
ATVs can be fun for all ages – they are a great way to spend time with your friends and family. For many, it is exhilarating to be in control of a powerful all-terrain vehicle. However, knowledge and awareness are two major factors that play into the safety of riders’. If you’ve familiarized yourself with the rules for staying safe on your ATV, it is time to become aware of the environmental concerns that exist.
With Memorial Day behind us, and summer unofficially started, many people will head to the desert to ride ATVs. This can be a great time for everyone involved, as long as proper safety precautions are taken.
The 2014 Consumer Product Safety Commission Staff Briefing on Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs) states that 33% of ATV fatalities between 2003 and 2011 involved children under 16.
This is an incredibly high percentage of children who are being injured in crashes involving ATVs. Without the proper training, knowledge, and practice, ATVs and other off-road vehicles can be extremely dangerous and even deadly. It’s important to take all necessary safety precautions whenever anyone is driving an ATV, especially children.
There are a few steps you can take to keep your children safe when around ATVs.
An All-Terrain Vehicle, most commonly referred to as an ATV, provides thrill and exhilaration for many Southern California riders year round. Desert environments across the state are popular places for ATV riding. [Read more…]