Data regarding whether cellphones were a factor in motor vehicle accidents may be improved in Ohio if a new technology that checks phone activity is widely adopted by law enforcement. Nevada and New York are two states where the legislature has considered a device called the "textalyzer."
When you're involved in an Ohio motor vehicle collision, the highest post-accident priority is to obtain medical attention. In many situations, however, accident victims appear to be okay but then develop symptoms of injury later. For instance, you might have internal bleeding or a small bone fracture that does not produce immediately apparent symptoms. Traumatic brain injury is a common concern when certain symptoms surface in the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident.
On March 10, Ohio residents set their clocks one hour forward. This unfortunately means getting one fewer hour of sleep for many people. Official guidelines issued by the American Automobile Association advise drivers to get enough sleep before heading out on roads and highways. Experts recommend seven to eight hours of sleep every night. According to a recent AAA study, an overwhelming 95 percent of drivers stated that it's dangerous to drive without getting enough sleep. Despite this prevailing belief, nearly 30 percent of study respondents also admitted to driving their vehicles while significantly drowsy within the prior month.
With spring closing in and the hopes that it will bring warmer weather with it, you may be eager to dust off your bike and hit the open road. As an avid biker, you may feel that there are few things that provide you with as much of a sense of freedom and excitement as taking to Ohio roads on your motorcycle.