When you are on the road, you need to be aware of what you can do to avoid getting into an accident. For example, if you speed, you are likely to lose control of your vehicle, which can lead to a crash. You can also be involved in a police chase, which can be very dangerous. For example, if you are bicycling or walking, you are at a higher risk for being hit by a vehicle that has become involved in a police chase.
What happens if your car gets damaged in a police chase? Here’s what you have to know.
Getting money from criminals is like getting blood from a turnip
“Getting money from criminals is like getting blood from a turnip” is a line I have heard more than a few times over the past few decades. Having a few years in the trenches in the trenches has given me an appreciation for this statement, but I can’t help but to laugh at the sexism in this statement. That being said, I will never claim that I’m a professional criminal justice specialist. I’m just a concerned citizen and this is my small slice of the pie. So what do you think? Well, I’m here to talk to you. I have a few words of wisdom to share. I can’t speak for you, but I can tell you that I’m not alone.
Crossroads and intersections can cause t-bone accidents
Intersections and crossroads can be dangerous places to be on the road. They can cause accidents, injuries, and even death if not used correctly. These accidents often lead to head on collisions, rear end collisions, and side impact collisions. Often, these crashes will occur at intersections with traffic control devices such as stop signs and red lights.
Drivers are often distracted by other drivers, passengers, and radios. If you are distracted, you are more likely to be unable to process information and react quickly at an intersection. This can put other drivers at risk for T-bone crashes.
If you are a driver, you can avoid these types of accidents by driving slowly, stopping at stoplights, and checking for obstructed views. In addition, you can wear sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays.
Speeding increases the odds of losing control of the vehicle
In general, drivers should adhere to the speed limit. If they do, they are less likely to be involved in a crash or near miss. The same goes for those in the law enforcement industry. A police chase may be on the books, but the odds are better if it happens in a safe manner. If it is a high-speed chase, there are several things a driver can do to minimize the effects. For instance, a driver could be alerted to an approaching driver by a friendly motorist. A driver could also employ roadside aids, such as a mobile phone, to call an officer’s bluff. Aside from that, there is no substitute for the frank and honest approach.
Bicyclists and pedestrians are vulnerable
The recent death of pedestrian David Robertson has drawn a lot of attention to the public safety of bicyclists and pedestrians in San Francisco. The mayor’s office is concerned about the issue, and the Department of Parking and Traffic is planning a $230,000 bicycle safety campaign.
In order to make the streets safer, bicyclists and pedestrians must pay attention. This includes using defensive walking and limiting distractions. The dangers of being hit by a car are greater for vulnerable road users.
One of the major causes of child fatalities in Canada is traffic injury. This is especially true of cyclists. The built environment also plays a role in the rates of child pedestrian collisions.
In many cities, the median pedestrian collision rate is 0.15 per thousand children walking to school. In some Canadian cities, the mean rate is more than 0.3 per thousand.
420 people die each year in police chases
One of the most lethal situations on our roadways are police pursuits. Not only is the frequency of these incidents skyrocketing, but the number of people dying from them is going up as well. This includes bystanders. While a handful of police pursuits are nothing more than traffic violations, many are legal and necessary. And in other cases, the consequences are tragically unnecessary.
The top 10 states for the most bystander deaths, by total numbers, are California, Texas, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania. And the highest per capita rate of vehicles involved in these chases is in California. While the majority of these are non-violent crimes, that doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous. The most common reason for a chase is a traffic violation.