If you give a motorcycle a break by braking, you are doing more than offering courtesy. You may be saving a life. When a motorcycle is involved in a traffic accident, the bike's driver and any passengers are at far more risk for injury or death than the occupants of a car or truck.
Most car accidents that don't involve an injury or the loss of a rare automobile become funny stories more than anything else. But some Tar Heels may be surprised to learn their responsibilities in even minor collisions, which could become an unexpected legal hassle.
Following a car crash, your first responsibility is to check yourself and your passengers for injuries. If everyone is all right, you can then check your car for damage.
So many trucks are on the roads of North Carolina that you could drive from Wrightsville Beach to the Great Smoky Mountains surrounded by them. If you spend a lot of time near trucks, you may be interested in the most common types of truck crashes as well as how to avoid them.
Many workers spend all of each day concerned for their safety. Construction workers, emergency service personnel and other people in dangerous professions face larger hazards than office workers or delivery people. More than half of workers' compensation money in the United States annually goes to members of the top five most dangerous industries.
Anyone who has seen a brick or piece of lumber lodged in a windshield has received a lesson in following too close behind an unsecured load. Heavy trucks and construction vehicles can cause road hazards, and drivers should always leave enough distance to stop before they are struck by them.