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April 2017 Archives

Tips for cyclists to stay safe on the road

Cyclists are supposed to the follow the same rules of the road as cars and trucks, but it can be much more hazardous to ride a bicycle on city streets. Some drivers do not want to share the road with bicycles. Sometimes, cyclists do not follow the rules of the road. Accidents happen. Many times, an accident could have been avoided just by using common sense and extending common courtesies. 

Pedestrian safety tips

Indiana residents who have been waiting for the return of spring to be out and about more on foot should be pleased to see that spring is finally here. However, before rushing out to go for that run or walk or even to simply appreciate walking from a car to building in pleasant weather, it is important to make safety a priority. As much as it would be nice to think that drivers will always look for and stop for pedestrians, that simply does not happen all the time.

Indianapolis in top 10 for dog bites of mail carriers

Indiana residents should always be aware of the risk that a dog may pose to them. Even a dog enthusiast can still be attacked by an aggressive dog that is not properly trained or controlled by its owner. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control indicates that children between the ages of five and nine tend to be primary targets of dog bites. Additionally, roughly 20 percent of dog bites lead to infections.

Realities of distracted driving

For many decades now, Indiana residents have seen the strength of public awareness campaigns educating people about the dangers of drunk driving. While still too many people continue to drink and drive, there should be no doubt that people by and large know this is a dangerous practice. In recent years, however, a new risk has been becoming more prevalent that does not yet have the same strength behind it that drunk driving does. This is none other than distracted driving.

Wrong-way driver kills three, including self

Indiana residents who take to the road whether as drivers, motorists or passengers face the potential of being involved in an accident at any time. This is a sheer reality of the world yet one that nobody wants to actually experience firsthand. Defensive and safe driving practices along with following the laws are important ways to reduce one's chance of being involved in a crash. Sometimes, however, there is no way that even the safest driver can avoid a crash. Tragic situations are caused by negligent or unaware drivers all too often.