It’s that time of year again; roads are closing and undergoing construction. To most drivers, the start of roadwork season means longer commutes, confusing detours and navigating around traffic cones. However, these changes can also raise the risk of suffering a crash.
Has driving become a distraction for people who insist on keeping in touch with friends via smartphones? Let’s hope not, but sometimes it makes us wonder as we discover that more and more people – not just teenagers – continue to drive neighborhood streets and highways with smartphone in hand ready to respond to text messages and emails or browse social media.
The intoxicating rush of adrenaline and sense of complete freedom make exploring America’s highways and byways on a motorcycle a sublime experience. Yet as exciting as riding a motorcycle can be, experienced riders know that their journey might end in disaster at any given moment.
Being the victim of a hit-and-run is going to be difficult; there is no getting around that. Between police reports, doctors and insurance claims, your time and patience are going to be tested. The moment the accident happens, however, if you are able you have the unique opportunity to be your own detective.