Highway Safety Update – Things All Drivers Should Know
Phillip Miller here, I hope you are well. I’ve been thinking about some important issues related to highway safety and I thought you might be interested in checking out a couple of things.
Medications and Over the Counter Drugs
It is a well-known fact that driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal, but not everyone realizes the dangers of driving after taking prescription and over-the-counter medications. Many legally obtained and commonly used OTC and prescription drugs can affect a user’s ability to drive safely.
A short read from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers what we ought to know.
Nationwide Highway Fatalities Decreasing
The number of people dying on America’s roads dropped by nearly 1,000 in 2018, according to newly released data from NHTSA. This marks the second consecutive year that motor vehicle fatalities declined. While the 2018 decrease was felt across many areas, pedestrian, bicyclist and large-truck occupant fatalities saw increases.
How crashworthy is your vehicle?
The Insurance Industry Highway Safety Organization (IIHS) tests evaluate two aspects of safety: crashworthiness — how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash — and crash avoidance and mitigation — technology that can prevent a crash or lessen its severity. Check out your vehicles ratings by simply filling in the year make and model.
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