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Dangers of big trucks

  It’s an obvious fact that simi trucks are much larger than the cars we drive and it’s true that they can put lives in danger due to their large size. The majority of car accidents on highways involve simi trucks. Simi trucks have a hard time swapping lanes because of many blind spots. These blind spots make it hard for the driver to see what’s next to them. They also have a hard time coming to a complete stop because of heavy loads behind them. This can end badly if a sudden stop is needed to occur. Simi truck drivers may be experienced in their job but mistakes can happen. In most cases, the car always loses the battle in a wreck between simi and car. Many deaths happen each year to simi truck accidents.
Car drivers should be aware that truck drivers are not able to maninuver as well and have a much harder job on the road. All drivers should try their best to respect truck drivers on the road and give them enough space to drive. This will make all roads a safer place to be. 

Tis the season 

  During the holiday seasons many people all over the world celebrate Christmas. During this holiday season many people decorate trees and their houses with lights. Some people even go to extreme measures while decorating by setting up lights all in their yards. Many cities and parks will decorate with lights in creative ways. This uses a lot of energy in a months time. Because of this people’s electricity bills will increase. 
Christmas lights can also be a fire hazard. When lights are left on for too long they can overheat and catch surrounding objects on fire. What a sad Christmas it would be if your house caught on fire the day before Christmas. 

One way people can prevent these problems is by setting a timer on all lights that are displayed. These can be bought at convienient stores. This will allow you to choose exactly how long you want your lights to stay on. This way you can still have them on at nighttime and you don’t have to worry about turning them off in the middle of the night. 

Living in rural areas 

  Most people think that living in the middle of no where is the safest place to be but little do they know, the city is a much safer place to live. Here are a few reasons that make rural areas more dangerous than the cities. 

  • Living outside of the city requires more driving which makes it more likely to get in a car accident 
  •  Gun accidents are more likely to happen in the country due to recreational gun use and hunting 
  • Robbery is more likely to occur with no one watching
  • Response time is much slower outside of city limits

These are just a few of the top reasons that make rural areas more dangerous. By living in the city you are constantly around people which makes your chances of being robbed less likely, guns are out of the norm in cities, driving is required as much, and help is always near if something does happen. 

More and more people are moving out of the cities because they are fearful. If people only realized that the country isn’t any better they would probably stay in the city. 

Crazy football fans

  Even on Thanksgiving day the Cowboys stadium is packed full with fans. Every year my family goes to my grandparents house in Texas for thanksgiving and we all go to the Cowboys game on Thanksgiving day. Throughout the years I have seen many different types of fans. The crazy drunks, the fighters, and the normal people that just wanna watch the game. Some people just don’t know when enough is enough. Football is just a game. Even though it is a big deal to win, it’s not worth getting in fights and causing problems over. Every year we see security guards and drug dogs all over the place. This is to protect the fans from getting hurt or into trouble. I love the fact that I can feel protected walking around AT&T stadium on Thanksgiving day. 

Erosion 

  Soil erosion is an occurring problem for many places around the world including our own land. Soil erosion can occur due to obsessive rain fall causing the soil to gradually diminish. This can be either a minor or a serious problem. In the picture above it is only a minor problem. The rain fall is causing the soil to slide down the hill creating canals for the water to flow. In some cases, erosion can take place on steep mountains causing mud slides down toward cities. This can be a disaster to homes, and cities possibly taking life’s. 

There isn’t much we can do about Mother Nature but sit back and watch unless we figure out a way to stop the erosion. Some places will be easier to stop it than others. One way is by knowing how to control your runoff. Another is by covering land up when there is heavy rain to prevent it from shifting. 

Power lines 

  Everyone knows how dangerous electricity is but not everyone knows that you can be in danger by not even touching it. One of the big talks in Farmersville, Tx right now is the danger of living near power lines. Farmersville is a remote area in North East Texas where the town has to get all their energy from larger surrounding cities. Once this energy is sent to the near by power lines it is stored and used by the locals. There have been several cases reported of disease such as childhood leukemia increasing in residents within a block of main power lines. This is a danger to residents that live in remote places and their families. We can only hope to figure out exactly what is causing this issue and figure out a solution. For now, people should be causious and know the danger of these power lines when buying houses and land. 

American health

  American foods are by no means healthy. The average rate for obesity in America keeps increasing and it all has to do with the foods Americans eat and the lack of exercise.Convience foods and laziness are causing people to become more overweight. Obesity can lead to heart disease, blood clots, diabetes, and colestoral problems. There is no reason that Americans can not eat healthy. Most just choose not to. I am known to go to fast food restaurants out of convience but some people live off of fast food and this is when it becomes a problem. If Americans would take the time to prepare meals with the nutrients they need we would see less consumption of fast food which would lead to less cases of obesity.