David Yokel's blog
Drag racing on public highways remains a big danger in South Carolina. A race where responsible drivers are trying to get to their destination safely is highly reckless, irresponsible and negligent. It is putting the lives of innocent people at risk for a few moments of excitement.
There is no question about the danger of drunk driving in South Carolina. Impaired drivers tend to violate traffic laws. They don't see posted speed limits or don't notice when they violate the limits. They don't see red lights or respond quickly enough at an intersection.
Simply stated, drunk drivers disrespect the laws that exist to keep people safe. In the scenario of a recent motorcycle accident, a reportedly drunk driver disrespected a motorcyclist's space. In doing so, he caused a fatal wreck.
Some say that it is important with whom people surround themselves. That can be especially true for children. Teenagers are definitely at a vulnerable age to give in to peer pressure. Teens tend to want to fit in with those around them, even if fitting in can be dangerous.
A study published in Pediatrics suggests that modeled behavior is crucial to try to prevent drunk driving among teens. Learned driving behaviors come from more than driving courses and books. They come from experience and what teens see of the drivers around them.
When motor vehicle accidents involve a truck or other large commercial vehicle like a bus, the level of damage tends to be significant. Combating the issues behind the truck accidents that occur in South Carolina and the U.S., therefore, is an essential traffic safety priority.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has tried in recent years to prevent accidents related to driver fatigue. If a commercial driver works for too long and doesn't get enough rest, he or she can become too tired and unfocused to safely manage a vehicle.
Workers in different industries perform different tasks. They rely on different tools or machinery to get their jobs done. When all of a sudden the everyday aspect of a job turns tragic, it is sometimes the tools and/or machinery that are to blame.
What is your worst habit? Are you a nail-biter? Maybe you procrastinate doing what you need to do. Well some traffic safety advocates might say that South Carolina legislators have procrastinated in putting a distracted driving law on its books.
Is it possible that the procrastination will come to an end? Last month, a legislative proposal to ban texting and driving in South Carolina moved further in the system than it ever has before. The state Senate now has the duty to decide whether approving a distracted driving law is best for the community.
People will make mistakes in their jobs. Maybe someone writes a typo. Maybe someone misses a deadline for a project. When someone is a truck driver, an on-the-job mistake can be deadly.
A new trucking safety law is an attempt to prevent the deadly mistake that too many truckers make. The traffic safety regulation requires more rest between driving shifts for truckers. More rest, authorities hope, will mean fewer truck accidents in South Carolina and the U.S. overall.
In general, motorcyclists tend to sustain relatively more serious injuries in traffic accidents than other motorists. That is true when you put a motorcycle up against a standard sedan or truck; it is most definitely true when you put a biker up against a school bus.
If you're living in the south right now, then you know that the snow storms have come and made driving a difficult endeavor. In South Carolina, a state of emergency was declared due to the strength of the storm, and so far, that storm has been responsible for the deaths of 13 people.
Snow isn't always pleasant, especially for those with long commutes, but the southern states that aren't used to it have had it hard this winter. According to a report from Jan. 29, South Carolina, Alabama and other states in the south have seen a growing number of accidents and delays due to the snow, sleet and freezing rain. Seeing a truck accident in this kind of weather isn't unusual, and the states are now reporting plenty from the storms.