Driving always comes with its share of risks in Wisconsin, particularly during winter weather or the rush of new animals in the spring. Careful drivers can make the road safer by paying attention to the road and leaving safe stopping distances, as well as following the most important new safety laws.
Car accidents are common enough in Wisconsin and elsewhere in the United States, but winter makes them more likely and more potentially dangerous. Snow, ice and freezing rain are just some of the hazards that winter brings to the Badger State each year.
Accidents on the road are an unfortunate fixture of life in Wisconsin and elsewhere in the United States. Although caution and care on the road reduce the risk of a damaging or injurious accident, the possibility is never gone.
It would surprise few drivers to learn that construction can add risks to a day out on the road. Construction zones often combine several hazards like restricted lanes and reduced visibility into a small area of road, which can be dangerous for both workers and drivers.
When a car accident happens, there is a normal series of events that follow. First comes shock, along with the realization something bad has happened and accounting for lives and limbs. Blame is often the next emotion, with drivers and passengers searching for why something happened and who caused it.
Do you agree with the widely-held belief that the fault in rear-end car accidents automatically belongs with the driver in the rear? If you do agree and you suffer injuries after striking a car in its rear, will you simply let the matter rest or will you try to learn more? What would you do if you are certain you were not at fault after you strike the back of another vehicle?
It's a sticking point for many older Americans — knowing when it's time to turn over the keys to the car. For many, that's the only thing that allows them to remain independent members of their communities.
Crossing a road, for children, carries an inherent level of risk. Any time kids are around cars, parents tend to worry. A split-second mistake can prove fatal. But road crossings are especially hazardous because young children often do not have much experience on their own and may misjudge critical factors like speed and distance.
If you have been victimized by a hit-and-run driver, you know how infuriating it can be. All you want is to find the person who struck you. Not only did they cause you injury and damage your car, but they deliberately worked to avoid taking responsibility for their actions. It is a personal affront, and you desperately hope the police find the individual responsible.
Many have called the illegal use and abuse of prescription opioids an epidemic. It can lead to criminal activity, injury and even fatal overdoses. People get addicted to these medications and cannot break it, doing things they never would have done while sober.