Motorcyclists get a bad rap for being "crazy" or negligent drivers, but much of this is due to other motorists not understanding the mechanics of motorcycles and the challenges they present to those who ride them. It would be easy to throw together a list of safety tips for motorcyclists, but in reality, most experienced riders already know how to be safe on their bike. What's just as important, if not more, is for other drivers to understand how to drive safely around motorcycles. We tend to become complacent behind the wheel, which can put those we share the road with in danger, especially motorcycles. Check out these tips any four-wheeled vehicle driver should consider to keep themselves and motorcyclists safe!
Winter is just around the corner, which means it's time for drivers to prepare for potentially dangerous driving conditions. Though most Nebraskans are no strangers to slick roads, ice and snow make every driver susceptible to getting into an accident. According to NewsNetNebraska, Nebraska is one of the worst states for icy roads. From 2009-2010, Nebraska had the second most fatalities due to icy roads, only second to Pennsylvania. Additionally, poor weather conditions, including snow and ice, are present in 20 percent of fatal highway crashes and 28 percent of non-fatal highway crashes.
In our last blog, we discussed the dangers of distracted driving and its alarming related figures in the United States. You know that distracted driving can have detrimental consequences, but did you know that they can extend to your driving record and pocketbook?
In a society where we're attached to our smartphones, tablets, and other fancy gadgets, it's easy to continue our digital engagement habits when we get behind the wheel. But that "On my way" text message or quick bite to eat on the way back to the office can quickly turn disastrous. Distracted driving is performing other tasks that could potentially distract a driver from the primary task of operating the vehicle. Examples of distracted driving include: