A Better City for Cyclists and Pedestrians Bike lanes are doesn't cyclists than using the road or the sidewalks, but Los Angeles has a bad reputation with bike lanes. Los Angeles is trying to work and make some improvements for bikers and pedestrians. Here are some of the issues that LA is addressing to make it a better city for cyclists and pedestrians. Adding Dedicated Lanes Los Angeles no longer wanted to be tagged as one of the worst cities for cyclists. The city with 4 million people doesn't have enough bike lanes. Some people argue that adding bike lanes will make the roadway too narrow. A study found that bicycle lanes … [Read more...] about How Los Angeles is fixing bicycle lane issues?
Motorcycle: Is it dangerous? Riding a motorcycle is one of the most thrilling activities. However, risky and can put you in danger. An accident is beyond our control, but we can minimize the risk. According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), 4,976 people were killed in the United States while riding a motorcycle in 2015. This number is up from 8.3 percent from 2014. The report was taken based on 8.6 million private and commercial bikes on the road in 2015. That means compared to passenger cars, motorcycles are more prone to accidents. Risk Factors To name a few, things like bad … [Read more...] about How dangerous are motorcycles?
How You're Most Likely to Die in a Car Crash? One of the frequent news we are hearing everyday is car accident. Traffic accident is the 8th leading cause of death globally. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, data organized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the latest total was the highest number since 2008, when 37,423 people died. The good news is the 35,092 fatalities from auto accidents in the most recent report (2015) marked the eighth straight year under 40,000 deaths. Compared to other countries, Americans can still die on the road at a higher rate though there are so … [Read more...] about What Makes People Die in Accidents?
Witnessing an Accident is so Traumatic: What to do Next In case you were in an accident or witnessed one, sometimes it can lead to traumatic stress. Experiencing traumatic stress is a normal reaction of your body and mind after going through a traumatic event. It can be a car accident, motorcycle crash, violent crime, and much more. What is important is how you recover from such an event. Signs of Traumatic Stress After witnessing an accident, your body may react by making you feel anxious about the event. In such a case, the nervous system gets overwhelmed with stress and other intense emotions, which then lead … [Read more...] about Why is Witnessing an Accident so Traumatic?
How were traffic accidents back in the 1950s? If you want to understand the current traffic accident numbers, then it is better to take some time down memory lane to see how the numbers have changed over time. Traffic deaths were at their lowest in 2009, ever since 1950. It was a trend where each year since 1950, where accident deaths were on the rise. In 2009, there were 33,808 car crash deaths, which were a 10% drop in comparison to the previous year. The information is from the yearly reports by the NHTSA. Comparing to numbers of deaths in 1950, there were 33,186 in that year. So, what might have led to a decline in … [Read more...] about Were there as many car accidents in the 1950’s?