Over Memorial Day weekend, some people celebrated the holiday by getting together with family members, barbecuing and lighting off fireworks. Firework usage across the country will increase in the coming weeks as many people celebrate the Fourth of July. Fireworks, both those that are used legally and illegally, can present a number of dangers. In some instances, a firework may even lead to a traffic collision and there are a number of risk factors for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists to be aware of during these holidays.
For many people in Massachusetts, the amount of time they spend in their vehicles getting to and from work every day has become almost an extension of their workday. This has been fueled by the ability to remain in communication at virtually any time. Cell phones have become so common that many employees find themselves on conference calls or receiving messages while on their daily commute. This, in turn, may well be increasing the urge to use phones while behind the wheel.
So much attention is paid to the dangers posed by drunk driving in Worcester that you might think that intoxicated motorists are the only dangerous drivers you may encounter on the road. The fact is that there is another type of driver that poses just as great a danger as those that are intoxicated. This is the driver that gets behind the wheel after having only had a few hours of sleep or taking a medication that is known to cause drowsiness. The risk that such a motorist presents might be even greater than you would think because people are much more likely to drive while drowsy than while drunk.
If you have been conflicted about whether or not you should invest in some new tires for your vehicle, you may be wondering just how much more use you can get out of your current set. The truth is, when you are driving in Massachusetts, a dependable and safe set of tires is imperative to your safety and to the efficiency with which your vehicle is able to operate.