We are all aware that speed is one of the biggest factors in fatal road collisions and it is in everyone’s best interests to encourage all road users to avoid exceeding the speed limit.
Even though there doesn’t seem to be much difference when you are driving a car between 30 and 40mph, in fact, if you were to hit a pedestrian, their risk of death is four times greater at the higher speed. This is a sobering thought and one which should make us all reassess how fast we are driving.
In addition, driving above the speed limit can also incur serious penalties including: points on your driving license; monetary fines; and even the loss of your license for a serious issue or repeated offenses.
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Five years ago, Emmy Morales’ life changed forever when she and her husband were victims of reckless driving. In the morning hours, when many commuters are driving to work, Morales and her husband were rear-ended by a drowsy driver. The impact of the crash killed her husband and left Morales so severely injured that she […] Continue reading →
Our roadways are filled with hurried, commuting drivers running late for work or to an appointment. Tailgating, aggressive driving, speeding, and failure to be courteous on the road are all aspects of bad road etiquette. Bad road etiquette leads to unsafe drivers and unsafe drivers are ultimately the cause of many preventable car accidents. Becoming […] Continue reading →
Going back as little as thirty years in American news history, road rage appeared in news reports less than a handful of times; the term ‘road rage’ wasn’t even created until the late 80s. Road rage is the act of being aggressive or irate while operating a vehicle. By the late 90s, over 4,000 stories […] Continue reading →
We all know that driving drunk is not a smart thing to do. In fact, most people that have been known to drive drunk will admit to the foolishness of the act themselves when they are sober. However, alcohol tends to cloud judgment and people who would normally not do foolish things tend to act […] Continue reading →
In the past (almost) ten years that I have been writing for 10-4 Magazine, I’ve seen plenty of surveys and reports about aggressive driving and road rage. I recently came across this older report which was, in my opinion, the single best study on road rage ever put together. Still to this day, there has […] Continue reading →
When you know you’re doing something wrong, and you see those dreaded flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror, do you try to think of a good excuse as you slowly pull over, or are you the planning type, who thinks of a good one ahead of time? Do you always tell the truth, or […] Continue reading →
Did you ever see a crazy driver and wish you could just snatch them out of their car and shake them? I have. Did you ever see another driver do something stupid and then flip you “the bird” as if it were your fault? I have. Do you know one of these drivers and wonder […] Continue reading →
As a longtime trucker myself, I’ve taken some heavy loads down some big hills, or so I thought. Like the very first time I ever went down Cabbage (westbound I-84 heading down into Pendleton, OR). With a gross weight of 80,000 pounds and no Jake Brake, I found myself in great peril, with the bottom […] Continue reading →
I’m a big fan of the Second Amendment, and I do carry a gun myself, when I can do so legally. I have a right-to-carry permit from my home state (Indiana), and my permit is honored in twenty-eight other states. I did a lot of research on this subject for my own personal knowledge, so […] Continue reading →