When you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, it is important that you are 100 percent sober. If you aren't, there is a greater chance that you could cause an accident. And remember this: An accident doesn't just affect you.
Pedestrian accidents are a huge issue in this country. These accidents have seen an increase in fatalities in the most recent data from 2013. It is important that Connecticut municipalities and motorists do what they can do to help keep pedestrians safe while they are walking on the roadways and sidewalks.
As we discussed last week, wearing an approved helment while riding a motorcycle is one step to minimize the risk of being seriously injured when you are riding a motorcycle. You and any passenger on your motorcycle should each wear a helmet, but that is only one of the ways that motorcyclists can reduce the risk of injury. Motorcyclists can also wear appropriate safety clothing, such as pants that can help to prevent road rash. Even with all of the proper safety precautions, there is a still as chance that bikers and their passengers could be injured if they are invovled in an accident.
Motorcycle helmets are one of the keys of safety for anyone who is going to get on one of these vehicles. It isn't enough to just have a helmet on. Instead, you have to make sure that you have one that is safe and can keep you protected if you are in an accident.