If your teenager is about to drive down the roads of Barboursville for the first time, you are probably very worried about all the various dangers that new drivers face. Many good driving habits develop over time and with experience, but some people still make bad choices while behind the wheel.
You understand that there's a risk involved with getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, so you take steps to minimize that risk. You make sure your cellphone is out of your hands when you drive. You use a designated driver or a cab service if you've had too much to drink. You slow down when there's snow, ice or water on the road, and you try to be a safe and careful driver.
As a driver, you know that there's always something going on around you. In addition to what's happening outside your car, there may be quite a bit of action inside. Subsequently, you have to worry about a distraction leading to an accident.
When a person gets behind the wheel and chooses to drive after he or she drinks alcohol, this is clearly a dangerous choice for the driver and others on the road. Fortunately, virtually everyone in the country already understands that it is unwise to drink and drive, even though many people consciously choose to do so every day.
West Virginia's mountainous terrain and curving roadways often mean greater risk of car accidents. When you add a commercial truck to the mix, the situation can prove destructive.
Winter is on its way to this area, so now is the time to make sure that you are ready for driving when there is ice, snow or slush on the roads. Being caught unprepared can mean that you are risking your own life and the life of every person around you.
This time of year is fine for riding motorcycles in West Virginia. It's cool, but not yet too cold, and the leaves are turning their brilliant fall colors. Perfect for weekend rides, or whenever you need to feel the wind in your face.
The school year is definitely well underway for Cabell County students. But some sleep-deprived teens may be at higher risk of wrecking in the morning as they make the drive to school for early morning classes.
The "Mountain State" of West Virginia is both rugged and beautiful, but residents are often challenged by driving on winding, narrow roads that snake down the ridge. As winter weather is only weeks away in most parts of the Appalachians, it's a good time to review some tips for driving in mountainous regions.
After a multi-car accident, it may seem impossible to sort out the mess and figure out who was at fault. Typically, when several cars are involved in a wreck, insurance companies will point the finger at the car in the rear. This is because drivers are supposed to maintain a safe distance behind the vehicle in front them. However, when a multi-vehicle crash occurs, it ca be a bit more difficult to determine which driver is responsible.