What are your plans for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday? Are you traveling to distant beaches or visiting out-of-state friends or relatives? Or maybe you plan to fire up the backyard grill and invite the neighbors over for some of your slow-cooked barbecued ribs that are a perennial Fourth of July favorite.
In the United States, there are federal agencies tasked with making sure that the consumer goods, medicines and food products we bring into our homes are safe when used for their intended purposes.
Consumers spend millions of dollars on insurance policies every year. These policies help protect everything from their financial liability for a car crash to the possessions in their homes. Insurance provides people with peace of mind and financial assurances, but it is also a great business for making money. The fewer claims that companies pay out, the more profitable they are.
There are certain people in life whom we are taught to trust. Our parents, our teachers, our spouses and our doctors are people in whom most of us have placed a great deal of trust over the years.
It is dangerous for all drivers to text or otherwise interact with their phones behind the wheel. But when it's a commercial semitruck driver who is doing the interacting, it can be especially deadly simply because of the sheer size and weight of the trucks.