The arrival of autumn is a sight to behold. The leaves are changing colors, apples and pumpkins wait to be picked, and cooler temperatures make for great “sleeping weather.” With fall’s benefits, though, comes something more sinister: risk factors for injuries and property damage from car accidents.
Nobody begins the day expecting to sustain a life-changing injury before the day is over. If you suffer head trauma, though, this may be exactly what happens, so it is important to respond appropriately and prioritize your health, wellness and recovery. A traumatic brain injury can occur in almost any kind of accident that involves sudden, jarring movement of your body including a motor vehicle crash or a slip-and-fall accident.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) - the agency best known for investigating mass casualty accidents involving buses, trains and airplanes - recently voted to have anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control included as standard features on motorcycles. These features are common on other vehicles, and have been for years, but haven't yet made their way onto motorcycles.
Summer is trying to hang on in Pennsylvania, but fall is right around the corner. The calendar will turn to autumn in just a few weeks, and it's worth a reminder of just how different driving is in each of the four seasons.