Most parents would do anything they could to keep their children safe. While people may focus on preparing their home for a young child, cars can be dangerous for the youngsters as well, even when it is not being driven at a high speed. As it turns out, even when it is parked at home.
Sometimes when a car accident occurs those involved survive the incident unscathed. Other times however, the injuries suffered will result in people having to go to the emergency room for treatment. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently looked into who was most likely to end up in the ER after a car crash.
We all know that rollover car accidents are typically some of the most catastrophic types of motor vehicle crashes. We are all familiar with the potential for traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord damage and, of course, fatalities.
When a car accident occurs, the expense tied to property damage can be exorbitant. While that alone can be a pain to deal with, in some situations there are other issues that arise as well. Depending on the circumstances surrounding a crash individuals involved could suffer personal injuries as well. When the injuries are serious in nature they can lead to a long period of recovery, disability or even death. While there are of course many different types of injuries that could result from a car accident those to the chest, neck, back and head are some of the most catastrophic.
Any time a person gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, there is a chance that person will be involved in an accident. The same goes for the pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists who are also sharing the road.
In an earlier post we wrote about things that can be done to a vehicle to try to prepare it for winter weather. While making sure a car is working properly could help to prevent a car accident from occurring, the way in which a driver handles a car could have an impact as well.
For anyone who drives a car, getting into a car accident is a possibility. Despite this reality, it is possible that many people are not sure what they need to do following such an incident. Since so many individuals in the state of Wisconsin rely upon these vehicles to get from one place to another, being aware of what to do should an accident occur, is a good idea.
Whether we like it or not, winter appears to have arrived in Western Wisconsin. While lovers of outdoor winter activities may be cheering about this, other people are not as excited. There are multiple reasons for this including the road conditions that often accompany snow and cold temperatures. In addition to slowing down commutes, they can cause car accidents to occur.
Safety on Wisconsin's roads is the responsibility of everyone who is on them. This means that drivers should do everything in their power to keep themselves safe including driving at a safe speed, following traffic signals and keeping attention on the road. This also entails wearing a seat belt. Where children are concerned, proper child restraints should be used. For children of a certain age, weight and height, this is accomplished through the use of a booster seat.
When it comes to motor vehicle accidents there are many things that individuals throughout the nation can do to try to reduce the number of crashes that occur. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tips for ways in which state officials might act to keep roads safer.