Almost everyone, at one point or another, convinces themselves that a “quick trip” will be safe, and there is no need to wear a seatbelt. Unfortunately, this is a big mistake.
Walking is a healthy, economical, eco-friendly form of transportation, but not always safe for the walkers. On October 10, 2019, a 22-year-old woman was fatally injured while crossing the street at the intersection of 36th Street and Burlingame Avenue in Wyoming, Michigan.
Two cars collided in the intersection and one of them spun out of control, hitting Catherine Fenner at approximately 6:34 p.m. Ms. Fenner was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died from her injuries. The cause of the crash was still under investigation at the time of the report.
Fall is here, and along with it, comes rain and slick roads. Driving safely during rainy weather takes a different skill set, which, unfortunately, not all drivers have. During heavy rain, the risk of a serious or deadly accident increases dramatically. Even if you are a careful driver, you can’t control the actions of other drivers who are sharing the streets, roads, or highways.
During the fall months, driving becomes more hazardous. Rainstorms, wind events, and flooding can affect driving conditions. The risk of a vehicle accident increases in bad weather. Leaves accumulate on the streets and roads, a danger to cyclists, and fallen leaves may cover road markings. School is in – and many more drivers are transporting their children to and from school, slowing traffic.
Wyoming roadways are becoming more dangerous, with the number of fatal accidents on a sharp increase, as reported by the Buffalo Bulletin. The number of highway deaths has almost doubled in a single year – the question is, why?
If you drive a vehicle in Wyoming, you need auto insurance to satisfy your lender, protect your assets, and comply with state minimum liability insurance requirements. It is highly recommended that you review your auto policy on a regular basis to ensure you have the protection you need. The minimum coverage required by law is usually not enough for most people.
Most of us understand the importance of seatbelts. In fact, 90% of Americans do wear seatbelts every time they take a ride. Unfortunately, that leaves 27.5 million people who don’t. That’s a startling fact, considering that the simple act of buckling up is the best way to ensure your safety in the event of a car accident.
Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are a cheap and convenient way to get around town, but how safe are they—really? One of the first things we are taught, as children, is to never get into a stranger’s car. But, isn’t that, essentially, what you’re doing when you get a ride from an Uber or Lyft driver?
Take just a short drive around Wyoming and you’ll see that it’s definitely a farming state. Cows are grazing not too far from public roadways, horses are hanging out in fields, and fuzzy sheep are enjoying Wyoming’s beautiful weather, particularly in the spring and summer months. But while all this livestock is definitely interesting to watch, there are times when they cause trouble for us on the road.
We’ve all encountered intersections that are clearly more prone to accidents than others. Data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently identified the most dangerous intersections in each of the U.S. states, and it determined that where Central Avenue crosses Yellowstone Road in Cheyenne was the single most dangerous intersection in Wyoming. It appears that the second most dangerous intersection is where Dell Range Boulevard crosses Converse Avenue, also in Cheyenne.
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