2,163 American teens were killed in car accidents in 2013. In fact, teens aged 16 - 19 are three times more likely to get into an accident than people in any other age group. In order to prevent these numbers from getting any higher, there are certain things that you can do to help prevent the teens in our lives getting into an accident.
Preventing Teen Accidents
75% of teen crashes are due to critical errors on the part of the teen.
When you are the driver of a motorcycle, you generally have to worry about car and truck drivers not seeing you and hitting you. It does not frequently happen the other way around, but you certainly can be the person that hits another driver, or even another rider of a recreational vehicle. You may even sustain some of the same injuries regardless of who or what you hit or who/what hit you.
A long road trip may be fun, but fatigue can turn it into a nightmare. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 100,000 cases of police-reported crashes are caused by fatigue. If you are planning a road trip, take the following precautions to avoid fatigue-related accidents:
Get Adequate Sleep
While you may be excited on the eve of your road trip, it's in everybody's interest for you to get adequate sleep.
If you have been hurt, or you are sick, you might not be able to work. While applying for disability may be your only option, it's important to understand that you will have to wait for disability benefits if you are applying to the social security administration. If you are not covered under any short term disability policy, or you are not covered under workers compensation, you may have difficulty meeting your financial needs until you are approved for benefits.
Marriage might be all about love, but divorce is all about being smart. Although divorce is a time when emotions are high, it's important that you don't let your emotions get the best of you. A common emotionally charged decision some people make is to move out of their martial home immediately. While it's not to say you have to stay in the same home as your partner until the divorce is final, it's not exactly wise to move out right away.