Even in the summer, you don't have to watch traffic for long to see that motorcycles are far less common than cars, trucks and other passenger vehicles. The reality is that most people do not ride motorcycles.
Drunk driving has become one of the biggest problems in the United States. Not only are people who drive drunk endangering themselves, they are also putting the lives of other people on the road at risk. In 2017, there were 10,874 reported deaths as a result of alcohol-impaired driving. This accounted for 29% of all driving deaths in the United States.
How many times have you seen someone leave the bar or a party, insisting that they'll drive safely even when friends are worried that they're too intoxicated to get behind the wheel? It happens. Drunk people often claim that they're fine and that they can drive without injuring anyone.
A six-car crash happened in Illinois on Sunday, June 9. It involved, among other vehicles, a semi and a black Subaru. One woman, who was a passenger in the Subaru, died in the wreck.
There is an important mantra to keep in mind when you go out on the road: The only driver you control is you. You can't control what anyone else does, and that puts you at risk. You can't avoid that risk. But you can control what you do to reduce it.