The dangers of going to and from school for children were made tragically apparent recently with four separate incidents involving children being struck by vehicles at or near their school bus stops. One of those accidents occurred here in Mississippi.
Too many people are killed in car crashes caused by drivers who should never have been behind the wheel. It might have been a teenager who didn't have the experience or skills to be driving the family SUV. Perhaps it was an elderly driver who should have had their keys taken away a long time ago, but their family just didn't want to confront them.
We in the Biloxi area remember the tragic crash in March of last year between a CSX train and a motorcoach. Four passengers in the chartered motorcoach died and more than three dozen more were injured when the train hit the bus, which had become stuck at a crossing.
As a pedestrian, you know there is nothing worse than being part of an accident with a motor vehicle. Since you don't have any protection, the impact of the crash (even at a low speed) could cause serious injury or even death.
As the driver of a passenger vehicle, you know you'll find yourself in close proximity to commercial trucks every so often. This is particularly true if you spend a lot of time driving on the highway.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show that 187 annual motorist fatalities in the United States result from collisions with large animals including deer.
It doesn't matter who you are or where you live, there could come a point in the future when you find yourself injured as the result of another person's negligence.
States like Mississippi, Texas, Arizona and more all have one thing in common: scorching hot summers.
Just the same as any industry, there are experienced truck drivers and those who are new to the road.
Wouldn't it be nice if you never had to worry about being involved in an accident? This would make your life much more enjoyable.