Riding a bike is an excellent form of exercise, yet it can also be hazardous to your health. Sharing the road with motor vehicles can be very dangerous and unpredictable. Bicycle accidents have been on the decline in the last few years. Unfortunately, fatal accidents associated with bike riding have been on the rise.
Statistics published by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that public transportation use is safer than driving. The federal agencies' data shows that it's ten times safer for individuals to use public transportation like trains and buses than being in a personal vehicle. Nonetheless, public transit safety is a concern for many people.
People who are nervous about boating often are most afraid about being out on the open water -- and, more specifically, the possibility of going overboard. However, you can also be seriously injured while getting on and off a boat.
Every year, thousands of pedestrians are struck and killed by motorists in this country. We all think that we're too careful for this to happen to us. However, even when pedestrians obey traffic signals and only cross the street in designated crosswalks, there's no guarantee that a driver won't hit them.
If your teen is getting their driver's license soon and will be needing a car of their own, it may be tempting to give them one of your older vehicles or buy a used one to save some money. However, your first priority should be their safety.
Your seven vertebrae at the top of your spinal cord in your neck area comprise the cervical spine. Individuals who hurt one of these vertebrae are at a significantly higher risk for spinal cord injuries such as quadriplegia. This may affect a patient's ability to move their limbs or feel anything before their neck or shoulder area. This has to do in large part with the proximity of a patient's injury to their brain.
A 28-year-old man in Michigan's Ypsilanti Township has died after an auto accident. He was attempting to cross Michigan Avenue, according to officials, when he was hit and killed.
Many people would do just about anything to avoid having to undergo surgery -- even live with chronic pain. The idea of being placed under general anesthesia and cut open is frightening. Most everyone knows first- or second-hand of a case where something has gone wrong during surgery.
Crush injuries can occur in many situations. For example, motor vehicle accidents cause crush injuries if the victim becomes trapped under the car or a heavy piece of the car. If the victim cannot be extricated, the excessive weight continues to press upon the affected part of the body. Without fast and correct medical treatment, a relatively minor broken leg may escalate into a more serious catastrophic injury or death.
We all know that as people get into their senior years, their cognition, physical mobility and reflexes can suffer -- impacting their ability to drive safely. However, certain medical conditions can seriously affect a person's driving ability as well. Some of these are associated with aging. Others can occur at any age.