When driving on the highway you are at a serious disadvantage

When driving on the highway you are at a serious disadvantage

When driving on the highway you are at a serious disadvantage if involved in a crash with a larger vehicle. In crashes involving large trucks, the occupants of a car, usually the driver, sustain 78 percent of fatalities. In order to keep you and your family safe when driving around large trucks and buses, you should be extra cautious. Sharing the road with larger vehicles can be dangerous if you are not aware of their limitations. Here are a few tips to help you drive safer to prevent an accident and minimize injuries and fatalities if one does occur.Trucking accident lawyers Texas


If you cut in front of another vehicle, you may create an emergency-braking situation for the vehicles around you, especially in heavy traffic. Trucks and buses take much longer to stop in comparison to cars. If you force a larger vehicle to stop quickly this could cause a serious, even fatal accident. When passing, look for the front of the truck in your rear-view mirror before pulling in front and avoid braking situations!


Always buckle your seat belt. Seat belts are your best protection in case of a crash, especially if you get into an accident with a large vehicle such as a truck. Trucks require a greater stopping distance and can seriously hurt you if your car is struck from behind. However, your seat belt will keep you from striking the steering wheel or windshield, being thrown around, and from being ejected from the car. Wearing a seat belt is the single most important thing you can do to save your life, especially in a crash with a large truck.


Large trucks have blind spots, or No-Zones, around the front, back and sides of the truck. Watch out! A truck could even turn into you, because these No-Zones make it difficult for the driver to see. So, don’t hang out in the No-Zones, and remember, if you can’t see the truck driver in the truck’s mirror, the truck driver can’t see you.


Inattentive drivers do not pay attention to driving or what is going on around them. They can be just as dangerous as aggressive drivers when they drive slowly in the passing lane, ignore trucks brake lights or signals, and create an emergency-braking situation. They also create dangerous situations when they attempt to do other things while driving, such as using cell phones. When you are driving, please focus only on the road. If you need to attend to another matter while driving, safely pull over in a parking lot or rest stop.


Aggressive drivers can be dangerous drivers. They put themselves and others at risk with their unsafe driving. Speeding, running red lights and stop signs, pulling in front of trucks too quickly when passing, and making frequent lane changes, especially in the blind spots of trucks, can create dangerous and potentially fatal situations on the road. These situations can lead to road rage not only for the aggressive driver, but also for others sharing the road.


Be careful of trucks making wide right turns. If you try to get in between the truck and the curb, you’ll be caught in a “squeeze” and can suffer a serious accident. Truck drivers sometimes need to swing wide to the left in order to safely negotiate a right turn especially in urban areas. They can’t see cars directly behind or beside them. Cutting in between the truck and the curb increases the possibility of a crash. So pay attention to truck signals, and give them lots of room to maneuver.


Drinking and driving don’t mix. Alcohol affects a person’s ability to make crucial driving decisions, such as braking, steering, or changing lanes. Remember, you are not the only one in danger when you decide to drink and then drive. You are sharing the road with everyone including large vehicles and your chances of getting into an accident are greatly increased. If you get into an accident with a truck, you’re out of luck. The odds of surviving a serious accident with a large truck are too low. However, if you do live through it without serious injury, think of your higher insurance rates, your large legal fees, and other social and professional setbacks it will cause you. So think before you drink.

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SEO one on one – Inter Linking

SEO Ain’t Easy

If you followed my previous guide your Blog is currently indexed by Google and Yahoo, but now you are confronted with a new problem – how do I build traffic for local or national Websites? You could have the best tech blog on the Internet, but if no one knows about it you will begin to feel discouraged and ultimately lose the motivation to continue writing great content. Creating a successful tech blog takes work, there’s no way around it. The good news is that if you remain dedicated and take the following steps you will be in the best possible position to succeed. So let’s get right into my 5 simple steps to building traffic for your Blog.Step One: Internal Links

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Every time you write a new post you need to take advantage of Internal Linking – creating links between existing posts on your site. As Google and Yahoo begin indexing your articles the more internal links within your posts the easier it will be for the search engines to find new content. As a rule of thumb I always include at least one internal link within my posts that references an existing post indexed by Google. To verify which posts are indexed by Google visit Google Webmasters and view the sitemap for your Blog. If you do not have a Google Webmasters account then type site:yoururl (replacing yoururl with your blog’s address) – this will display all of the URLs currently indexed by Google for your domain.Step Two: Social Bookmarks

My philosophy on great content is simple – sharing is caring. In order to share your content with the world I recommend creating accounts on Digg, Stumble Upon, Delicious and Reddit. These four social bookmarking sites have proven the most valuable to my tech blogs and generate nearly 10% of my total visitors each month. When I write a valuable piece of original content I always submit to these four sites. There are hundred of other social bookmarking websites on the Internet and it’s really up to you to decide how much time you want to invest adding your content. If you don’t want to invest the time it takes to manually submit your sites and have some extra cash lying around then I recommend taking a look at Bookmarking Demon Version 5 Click Here!. With Bookmarking Demon 5 you can auto create accounts on over a hundred social bookmarking sites and mass submit your content. Keep in mind doing so has risks such as your IP address being banned or your bookmarking accounts being closed so I insist that you only bookmark a couple of URLs per day.Step Three: Social Networks

There’s 3 social networks that I focus on with my tech blogs – Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. Some might say Twitter is more of a hybrid – half social network half social bookmark, but for the purpose of this guide we’ll call it a social network. In my 10 WordPress Plugins for your Tech Blog Guide I recommended installing Facebook Sharecount and Tweetmeme Retweet Button – these two tools will make tweeting your content fast and simple. When it comes to MySpace I let Bookmarking Demon 5 do the job for me with the automated submission. In order for these 3 social networks to truly drive targeted traffic to your Blog you will need to begin a following. For your Twitter account begin doing searches for keywords that you focus on and start following – people who tweet about tech are very likely to return the favor and follow your account as well. Facebook is all about creating a Fan Page — you will first need to create your own personal page and then add a Page, but we’ll go more into detail on our Facebook Tutorial.Step Four: Post to Article Directories

Sometimes it takes the power of an established website to help show the world that your Blog exists. There are endless amounts of article submission websites that let you post original content and share backlinks to your Blog, but I stick to one – Ezinearticles. I use Ezinearticles because it’s proven to drive loyal readers to my blogs. What makes an article submission successful is great content and its that great content that interests readers into viewing your profile and ultimately clicking your domain. A normal article I submit to Ezinearticles will get around 200 views in the first week, 30 will view my profile and 5 to 6 will go to my site. These numbers might sound small, but if you plan on submitting articles on a weekly basis they will add up quickly. Most importantly the people visiting your site will already value your content and will become the most likely candidates to bookmark and follow your social networking accounts. If you still aren’t convinced that Ezinearticles is a great free way to drive traffic to your blog take a look at their benefits page here.Step Five: Post Quality Content on a Regular Basissearch engine optimization

Internal links, social bookmarks, social networks and article directory submissions are great, but they all rely on the fact that quality content drives traffic. You need to spend the the time and do the research to create valuable content for your readers. Sometimes you will want to share content from other tech blogs and this is important as well, but you still need your own content to separate your site from the sea of blogs flooding the Internet. If you don’t have the time to create the original content a successful tech blogs needs then I suggest you start outsourcing your writing from day one. Finding ways to monetize your Blog to cover the costs of paying for writers will be a struggle at first, but I know many tech bloggers that use this method successfully. Keep in mind that their tech blogs are focused primarily on making money and they own dozens of blogs, but if that’s your goal then go for it. My goal is simply sharing information to help others with the ultimate goal of creating a valuable resource for the Internet – or to put it a different way I want to be an expert in my field.

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