Approximately six million car accidents happen each year in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That’s about 16,438 per day. With this in mind, it’s important to know what to do if you are involved in a car accident.
One of the most common causes of a personal injury is as a result of a motor vehicle accident, so it is advisable to get legal advice as soon as possible following the incident. Many law firms such as Gina Corena & Associates offer free case evaluations which will help you to understand your legal rights and options. Below, we’ll highlight some of the top causes of car accidents helping you to avoid some of the pitfalls of motoring.
Distracted driving is the top cause of car accidents. With focus divided between driving and a range of other activities such as checking cell phones, eating, turning on the radio, or rubbernecking, it’s no wonder people don’t always have their eyes on the road.
Driving above the speed limit is another one of the top reasons for car accidents and fatalities. As your speed increases, your reaction times go down. This makes it difficult to prevent an accident in time, safely maneuver the curvature of a road, or judge the actions of another driver. This is why it’s important to stick to the posted speed limits.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the top causes of car accidents that can be easily avoided. Getting behind the wheel after drinking might result in more than just a D.U.I as it puts both the driver and other motorists at risk. Cognitive functions such as reaction times, vision, judgment, and attention can all be seriously impeded, so if you do decide to drink when you go out, make sure you have someone sober to drive you home.
Reckless driving is when a driver displays a blatant disregard for the rules of the road and the safety of other motorists. This could include weaving through traffic, tailgating, or running red lights. Such examples of reckless behavior on the road are a common cause of car accidents.
Poor weather, and rain in particular, can create dangerous driving conditions due to poor visibility and slippery roads. Winter driving conditions such as ice and snow can cause tires to spin and slide, while the glare from the sun can blind drivers, preventing them from seeing what’s in front of them.
Running Red Lights
Red light running is another top cause of car accidents and drivers that do this also face a greater risk of causing death or serious injury compared to other types of accidents. Due to their high speed, drivers often cause ‘angular’ or side-on collisions with other cars and their occupants. Rather than trying to beat a red light, come to a stop when you see a light turn yellow.
As this article has shown, there are many reasons that car accidents occur. Some of these are due to unpredictable conditions or the actions of other drivers, but you should always do what you can to avoid putting yourself and others at risk.
By: Automotive Addicts Contributor
Title: The Most Common Causes of Car Accidents
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/74423/the-most-common-causes-of-car-accidents
Published Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 13:18:03 +0000
Cool Whip: HB-Custom’s crisp Suzuki DR650 scrambler
If we had to use one word to describe the bikes that roll out of Holger Breuer’s workshop, it would be ‘crisp.’ Whether he’s building a bobber or a scrambler, the man behind HB-Custom has an eye for perfect proportions and liveries that pop. Even when he’s working with a tired old Suzuki dual-sport as a donor, Holger manages to make magic.
This 1994 Suzuki DR650 came to the HB-Custom workshop in Husum, Germany, all the way from Berlin. Holger’s client actually booked two bikes in at once; an old BMW boxer to turn into a bobber for solo rides, and the Suzuki, which was destined for around-town duties and the occasional two-up jaunt.
The bike arrived as a rolling chassis with a very loose brief, so Holger envisioned a svelte scrambler for whipping through Berlin’s city streets. He’s built a number of handsome custom Honda Dominators, and figured that he could apply the same formula to the Suzuki DR650. And he was right.
But first, the Suzuki’s well-worn motor needed attention. Holger tore it down and rebuilt it, complete with new seals and gaskets and a fresh coat of paint. This engine might be almost three decades old, but it’s clean enough to eat off of.
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Cool Whip: HB-Custom’s crisp Suzuki DR650 scrambler
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/suzuki-dr650-scrambler
Published Date: Wed, 24 May 2023 17:01:22 +0000
Custom à la carte: A BMW R nineT streetfighter from France
Lionel Duke builds a little bit of everything. His Nice, France-based custom shop, Duke Motorcycles, has transformed Honda Goldwings, Kawasaki ER6s, and Ducati Scramblers into unique one-off creations in recent years. But the most interesting thing to come from his garage actually isn’t a bike at all—it’s a box full of parts.
More specifically, a box full of parts to convert any stock BMW R NineT into a radical-looking plug-and-play custom streetfighter. It was this very kit that caught the eye of Duke’s latest client, who saw a picture of Lionel’s prototype build online and decided he wanted one for himself.
The client loved the original kit’s supercar-inspired design, but wanted a few unique touches of their own to truly make it theirs. And Lionel was more than happy to oblige.
“He had been asking around Parisian workshops that offered their own R nineT kits,” he says, “but none of them were willing to modify their standard parts to suit his tastes. I told him that it wasn’t a problem for me, as I actually prefer to do different things on each project.”
By: Kurt Spurlock
Title: Custom à la carte: A BMW R nineT streetfighter from France
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/bmw-r-ninet-streetfighter
Published Date: Mon, 22 May 2023 17:01:16 +0000
Speed Read, May 21, 2023
We’re feeling both retro and futuristic this week, so we’ve rounded up bikes that cover the full spectrum. Leading the charge is Verge’s new Mika Häkkinen edition electric bike, followed by the new Fantic Caballero 700 scrambler. We then profile a Yamaha SR400 from Australia, before coming in to land with a fetching Triton from France.
Verge Mika Häkkinen Signature Edition With an impressive 51 Formula One podiums and two championships to his credit with Lotus and McLaren, the Flying Finn knows mechanical excellence. So when Mika Häkkinen partnered with electric superbike manufacturer Verge Motorcycles, you knew it was something worth paying attention to.
Häkkinen joined forces with Verge early in 2023, and instead of just a plain endorsement, Verge announced that Häkkinen is now part of the company’s advisory board and has personally designed his own limited-edition bike. Capped at 100 units, each Häkkinen Signature Edition Verge comes with a numbered plaque with Mika’s signature, unique cosmetics and will sell for around $87,000.
By: Alfonso Paca
Title: Speed Read, May 21, 2023
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/motorcycle-news-may-21-2023
Published Date: Sun, 21 May 2023 16:34:50 +0000
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