Right after you are in a car accident, your heart may be pounding, and you may be nervous, scared or in shock. Some people describe feeling numb, disoriented, confused, or disconnected. The first thing you should do is check the condition of yourself and your passengers. If it's just you, check to make sure you can move, you're not trapped, and you are able to call 911 for help. If you have passengers, check to see if they are all conscious, alert, and able to respond to you.
Austin is the perfect place to ride a bike. The city features plenty of interesting places to explore and an infrastructure that generally supports cyclists.
Research studies have shown that there is a sharp increase in traffic accidents during the spring break holiday. From the last week in February to the first week in April there is a significant spike in traffic fatalities located in common spring break destination spots. Miami Beach, South Padre Island, Sand Diego, Las Vegas, and Panama City Beach are all spring break destinations spots that experience a significant increase in traffic accidents. Researchers were able to determine this phenomena by studying mortality rates in spring break locations and comparing them to non-spring break destinations. They also observed these patterns during non-spring break times and determined that rates were indeed higher during the months of February to April. Automobile accidents can happen to anyone and occur at anytime. Although there are preventative measures you can take such as proper car maintenance to protect yourself on the road, uncontrollable factors do exist. You may not always be able to predict mishaps on the road, but you can reduce the likelihood of being involved in an accident. The following tips can help keep you off the road and prevent a potential incident.
A few days ago a video surfaced that revealed members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity reciting a racist chant. The president of University of Oklahoma took immediate action and expelled two members of the fraternity. The SAE chapter at the university was disbanded and members were forced to vacate their fraternity house. During this time investigations are underway at different universities with SAE chapters. The nine second video has sparked serious outrage amongst the public. It has initiated a discourse about the inner workings of fraternities and sororities. This is not the first time a greek organization has been accused of exhibited repulsive behavior. In the past greek organizations have made appearances in the news concerning hazing. It is not secret that members of greek organizations often participate in reprehensible activities in order to be initiated. Fraternity or sorority hazing are rituals or traditions that harass, abuse, or humiliate potential members. Hazing can take a number of forms. Physically assaulting members, encouraging members to consume excessive amounts of alcohol, or forcing members to parade around nude. Some hazing horror stories end in serious injury or death. Drowning while intoxicated and continuos physical exertion without rest are a few hazing incidents in the past that have ended in death. Despite the deep-rooted hazing traditions embedded into greek life there are ways to prevent hazing within your organization or chapter.
Overtime 6th street has gained notoriety for being the heart of entertainment district in the city of Austin. Sixth street can be described as the Bourbon Street of Austin. Bars, clubs, restaurants, and food trucks litter the entire street. While on 6th street one can meet a number of characters that add merit to the "Keep Austin Weird" slogan. People in elaborate costumes, performers, and kimchi fries can be found on 6th street on any given night. As entertaining and enjoyable as dirty 6th can be, it can also quickly become a dangerous place. Intoxicated people, reckless drivers and a number of other factors can be the cause of incident and injury. Whether you are an Austin native or visitor, the following tips can help keep you safe while on 6th.
Car accidents always have the risk of being fatal, but especially if there is a bicycle involved. The consequences of hitting a biker are severe, as these riders are typically unprotected from harm with the exception of wearing a helmet. While most bikers know the risks of heading out onto the roads, it isn't always the bikers fault if a collision does happen. In such a bike friendly city, Austinites should be more aware of their road companions to prevent accidents and injuries. Here's a breakdown of the precautions each party should take: