September 2018 Archives

Staying safe on the road with semitrucks

In recent news, a semi truck crashed into a greyhound bus on an interstate, which left eight individuals dead. Semi trucks (also known as 18 wheelers, big rigs or tractor trailers) are notorious for causing fatalities in the event of a crash due to the size and weight of the vehicle, as well as that these crashes often occur at high speeds.

Understanding common risk factors in cases of elder abuse

As a person ages and recognizes the need to ask other people for help, he or she is met with the difficulties of allowing other people to intervene and help manage personal needs. Often, a healthy relationship between a vulnerable elderly person and his or her caretaker, is developed over time and with open lines of communication. However, there are plenty of elderly people in New Mexico who for one reason or another, may be the victim of elder abuse. 

Do not let kids interfere with safe driving

Distracted driving is a huge issue in New Mexico, but changing music, putting on makeup and even cell phone use are not the biggest causes. It turns out that driving with kids in the car is actually riskier than many of the other talked-about distractions. If you are a parent this probably does not surprise you. If you have an infant or child in the car, make sure to follow certain safety protocols to decrease the chance of getting in an accident.

Non-physical consequences of car accidents

Drivers in New Mexico who are involved in car accidents know that injuries and physical damage to the vehicles are just some of the consequences. Many accidents also result in non-physical effects such as emotional distress and post-traumatic stress. These can be short-term outcomes, but they can also last a long time, resulting in physical pain and debilitating mental issues.

Livestock liability and precautions

Whether it is cattle or horses, animal owners in New Mexico have a responsibility to make sure they do not pose a danger to others. If they get off the property and wander onto highways, this can cause serious accidents. Even when loose on the owner's property, these large animals can be dangerous to others. Owners must take certain precautions to make sure these animals are properly fenced and housed.

Keep motorcyclists safe on the road

Motorcycle riders in New Mexico are at higher risk of getting in accidents, and they also suffer more serious injuries than other drivers. While motorcyclists are often at fault, drivers of other vehicles are the cause of more crashes. Both motorcycle riders and drivers need to practice certain safety protocols in order to keep everyone safe on the road.

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