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December 2016 Archives

What you should know about staying safe on New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve can be a busy, exciting night, but drinking can make a fun night go wrong if precautions aren't taken. Interestingly, because New Year's Eve often leads to intoxication and is a holiday where many people don't work in the health care sector, New Year's Day is actually one of the most dangerous days in the year to go to the hospital; if you're involved in an accident, you're at a higher risk of death due to fewer staff members being on call. Heart attacks and other natural causes of death also spike between the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

What causes a jackknife?

Imagine driving on the highway, minding your own business, when a semi ahead of you suddenly loses control. The trailer swings around, destabilizing it. It blocks the road, and that causes you to get into an accident. What could have caused this to happen?

What you can do to help prevent drunk driving crashes

Drinking and driving causes thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries every year. While you can't make every person stop and think before getting behind the wheel, you can help make yourself safer by taking a stand when it comes to people in your own life.

Holiday parking lot dangers and what you can do to avoid them

When it comes to the holidays, parking lots are a danger zone. There are many people walking between vehicles and in the roads, and you have to be careful to back out when no traffic is coming. Carts and other hazards can be present as well.

Avoid accidents by being a single-task driver

Driving in the winter can be treacherous, which is why it's so important for drivers to take their time and to pay attention to what they're doing. Even if you've had winter driving courses, there are people on the roads who haven't. So, what can people do to make sure they don't cause or get into an accident?

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