When truck equipment is not properly maintained, other Virginia motorists could be at risk. This is one reason why the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is holding its Brake Safety Week in September. During the event, commercial drivers across the country will be subject to enhanced inspections and enforcement of brake maintenance regulations. In 2017, the brake safety event was reduced to a single day, but for 2018 it has returned to its week-long incarnation.
While it can be fun to ride a motorcycle on Virginia roads, these types of vehicles can be dangerous. Fortunately, there are steps that a rider can take to spot and avoid hazards on the road. For instance, the most common motorcycle accident involves a car turning left in front of a rider.
The number of road users killed or seriously injured in Virginia from distracted driving accidents has risen in recent years. Unfortunately, efforts to tackle the problem with public information campaigns have been largely ineffective. Many road safety advocates believe that changing the way cellphones and other electronic devices work could be the most effective long-term strategy.
No Virginia driver wants to get into a car accident. However, it is important for people to know how to handle the situation if it ever happens.
After a car accident, there are lots of things that happen. You try to remember to take photos, call 911, talk to the police and take care of the people around you. All that time, you're running on pure adrenaline. You may not think about the care you need, even if it's suggested to you. You might think you're fine, despite the fact that you've been in a significant crash.