Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating and fun—but it can also be dangerous. Motorcyclists are far more likely to be seriously injured or killed on the road: motorcycles make up just 3 percent of all registered vehicles, yet motorcyclists account for 13 percent of all fatalities.
PING! Your cell phone sounds from your pocket or purse while you’re driving, and you’re tempted to check it. You might think that not much harm can come from a quick glance or two at your phone.
If you are a parent, there is nothing more important to you than the safety and happiness of your children. The mere thought that something terrible might happen to them is enough to grip you with fear.
Traffic on the weekend of Memorial Day is deadlier than any other weekend throughout the year. CBS News reports that between 2011 and 2015, Memorial Day has seen an average of 312 deaths per year.
You’re probably already aware that driving can be a risky activity. More than 30,000 people are killed each year in motor vehicle accidents, and millions more are injured. As a result, you might do all you can to reduce your chances of accident or injury—wearing your seat belt, obeying the speed limit, and following the rules of the road.
Car accidents are unfortunately very common: an estimated 5 million happen every year. In 2016 (the last year for which data is available), more than 4.6 million people were injured and more than 37,000 were killed in car accidents.