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Teen drivers and road safety

If you are a parent, you may have many concerns with respect to the safety of your teen. Or, you might be a young person who has never driven before, and you may be worried about the likelihood of an accident once you start to learn how to drive. Regardless, it is crucial to make sure that you are fully prepared for any potential risks and do what you can to reduce the likelihood of a collision occurring. Unfortunately, many young lives have been lost and many teens have been left with lifelong injuries due to motor vehicle collisions.

How does speed affect the chances of a pedestrian being killed?

For a pedestrian, there are a number of dangers which may be present on the road. Drunk drivers, those who go over the speed limit intentionally or accidentally and distracted drivers can all pose a serious threat to the safety of pedestrians. Moreover, when a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle that is much larger, they may be especially likely to lose their life or sustain a massive injury, in comparison to those who are involved in an accident while riding in a vehicle. Many factors can affect how likely a pedestrian is to be hurt or killed in an accident, such as the speed at which the vehicle that struck them was traveling.

Poor eyesight and the risk of a crash

A person’s ability to drive properly may be adversely affected by a variety of factors, such as intoxication due to alcohol consumption or even prescription medication, fatigue, distractions and so on. However, some people may be unable to drive well because of poor eyesight. Worse, some drivers may not realize that their eyesight has deteriorated to a point which makes it unsafe to drive and they may continue to get behind the wheel.

Bicyclist safety during the night

For those who ride bicycles, the road can be especially dangerous. After all, in the event that a collision occurs involving a vehicle, with such little protection a bicyclist may be seriously hurt or killed. Helmet use and the use of other safety gear (such as reflective clothing) can be tremendously helpful. However, threats posed by reckless drivers, such as those who drive while under the influence, can lead to bicyclist fatalities regardless of the precautionary measures taken by a bicyclist. Moreover, certain times of day and riding at night can be particularly dangerous.

2 issues that lead to delayed cancer diagnoses

Every year, thousands of patients in the Vinton area and across the country receive cancer diagnoses. If you suspect you may have cancer or have recently learned it, you may not realize how important it is to get immediate and timely care. Though you must rely on medical professionals to provide a proper diagnosis, mistakes often occur during the process, leading to delays in treatment and recovery. 

Avoiding debris on the road

Drivers have to keep an eye out for all sorts of hazards while they are behind the wheel, including traffic signs, other vehicles, patches of ice on the road and many other potential areas of concern. However, debris on the road can be especially concerning and has played a role in many motor vehicle collisions over the years. Furthermore, there are many different types of debris on roadways across the U.S. and this debris can cause an accident in different ways.

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