News reports frequently tell us about tests of automated cars. Some self-driving cars have been tested in California and Arizona. While they are not yet fully operational or legal to drive — they have been intended as tests only — they do point to a future where, at some point, cars may drive us rather than us driving cars.
If you’ve just started riding a motorcycle, you want to make sure you drive it safely. Motorcycles are not surrounded by the tons of metal that car and truck drivers and passengers are, yet they share roadways with both those vehicles. So you are more vulnerable on a motorcycle in case of accidents. In fact, you are more vulnerable to accidents, as many motorists on other vehicles don’t see or accommodate motorcyclists.
This last weekend, EKJ was a proud Gold Sponsor of the 3rd Annual Long Island CRPS/RSD Awareness Walk. Held in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, NY, the event aimed to raise awareness and research funds for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, a neuro-inflammatory disorder that causes excruciating pain and has no known cure. Participants joined together for 1k and 2.5K walks/rolls, as well as educational centers, patient support workshops, live entertainment, raffles and crafts for kids.
Construction accidents are frequent enough that the industry — and the United States Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) — have a term for the four most common accidents. It’s the “fatal four.”
People aged 65 and older are at higher risk or injury and death if they are in a car crash due to their fragility. There are certain conditions related to aging, such as fading or impaired eyesight or hearing or drowsiness-inducing medications, that may make elderly drivers less able to drive safely.