With the winter season upon us, many people are also preparing for skiing and snowboarding season. Skiing and snowboarding can make a great vacation and is also a great way to stay in shape over the colder months. However, it is also important to exercise caution on the slopes. While hitting the slopes is fun, it also carries risks. Therefore, safety precautions should be taken any time you plan a skiing or snowboarding outing.
Halloween is a holiday that is enjoyed by children and adults alike. While it is a festive season, parents must also be aware of the safety issues their children face. Statistics have shown that an average of 5.5 pedestrian deaths occur each Halloween, compared with 2.6 on other days of the year. Unlike many people might think, a majority of fatal pedestrian accidents on Halloween do not occur late at night, but between 5 and 9 p.m., with the deadliest hour occurring from 6-7 p.m.
The Department of Transportation (DOT), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced that ten major motor vehicle manufacturers will be equipping all vehicles from their facilities with a life saving safety system. The implementation of an automatic emergency braking (AEB) system is the result of a suggestion made in January by the DOT that will continue to become a standard safety feature in cars. The companies that will be manufacturing vehicles with AEB accounted for 57% of motor vehicle sales last year- Audi, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo- will be adding the new technology in the vehicles they manufacture in an effort to prevent crashes.
With the weather getting warmer, many people like to spend time outdoors. This also means many more motorcycles are on the road. As a motorcyclist, safety is imperative. New York and New Jersey state laws require the use of helmets for both drivers and passengers to avoid fatalities or serious head injuries in the event that an accident should occur. In fact, nearly 5,000 motorcyclists were killed nationwide in 2012.