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?
Nebraska consumers may be interested in a recent report by the poplar Consumer Reports website that states that Raven MPV-710 lawn tractors may be the subject of a recall pending discussions with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). According to the report, the tractors have dangerous design flaws that could pose a dangerous risk to consumers. The company that manufactures the tractors has not elaborated on their discussions or the status of any pending recall.
Weather is often blamed for a fatal accident, but it is sometimes more a driver's reaction to deteriorating weather conditions than the weather itself that should be blamed. All drivers know that poor road conditions, whether due to snow, ice or rain, warrant a lower, safer speed and require a longer braking distance than ideal conditions. This is all too clear for one Nebraska family whose lives were forever changed by a fatal accident that took place during a snowstorm.
A recent accident in Nebraska claimed the life of a 46-year-old man. The accident happened around 10 a.m. Authorities say that the 46-year-old man was driving a minivan and that he hit the back of a garbage truck. Prior to hitting the garbage truck he reportedly crossed over the center line and hit a semitrailer.
People who live in the Midwest are used to extreme weather conditions. In the summer, many states experience extreme heat. In the winter, many Midwestern states are hit with frigid temperatures and snow storms.