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Tire safety: Lack of knowledge can lead to serious collisions

One of the things you might enjoy most about living in California is that driving in winter here is not as hazardous as it is in some other parts of the nation. Especially if you came to this state from the east coast or a northern state, driving during winter may feel like a walk in the park compared to what you used to go through just trying to get to work in the mornings.

Is a tired driver to blame for your car accident?

When you think of common reasons why car accidents happen, it is likely that distracted driving, speeding and drunk driving are at the top of your list. These are all dangerous behaviors, but they are not the only reason why car accidents happen in California. In fact, one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accident collisions is fatigue.

Who is driving distracted on California roads?

California readers understand that distracted driving is a serious and growing problem across the state. Thousands of people engage in distraction-related behaviors every day, greatly increasing the chance of causing an accident and causing harm to others. Distraction is one of the leading causes of serious car accidents across the country.

These bad driving habits lead to many traffic accidents

Sometimes getting from point A to point B can risk your safety and even your life. Countless people have been involved in multiple car accidents of varying damages throughout their lives. It is no surprise that bad driving habits are often the cause of such accidents.

Hit by someone driving a rental car? Here's what to do

California is a popular tourist destination, bringing in people from all over the country and even the world. With an excess of tourists comes an excess of individuals driving around rental cars. Rental cars have a high collision rate, and it is helpful to know what do if you get into an accident with someone driving one.

What happens if I'm involved in an Uber accident?

Chances are, even if you have not taken a ride with Uber, you have at least heard of the rideshare company. The insurance and claim process involves essential rights and concerns no matter your role in the accident. Although Uber drivers submit a background check and the company tries to eliminate bad driving behavior, Uber accidents still happen.

Pedestrian injuries are on the rise due to distractions

When people think about car crashes, they first ask about drivers and passengers in the car. However, more pedestrians are sustaining severe injuries from accidents due to distracted walking. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association's report, nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed during motor vehicle accidents in 2017.

New Apple feature could prevent distracted driving

In response to a rising tide of distracted driving-related, injury-causing and fatal auto accidents, technology companies like Apple are creating features to help stave off distractions behind the wheel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported more than 391,000 injuries related to distracted driving in 2016 alone, and thousands more people lost their lives. The fatal accident rate in particular spiked last year.

Drug Use Rivaling Alcohol Use as Leading Cause of Fatal Accidents

Drunk driving is a serious issue. According to estimates, 30 people die every day in the U.S. due to car accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers. That is around one death every hour of the day. In 2013, statistics revealed that 10,076 people were killed in drunk driving accidents, which accounted for nearly one-third of all motor vehicle-related deaths.

Greyhound Bus Crash: Fatigued Driving Tragedy?

Reports from the CHP regarding this tragic bus collision last week in San Jose resulting in 2 deaths and serious injuries, suggest that the driver may have been fatigued. It is well established that fatigue can be a risk to the safe operation of a motor vehicle. Efforts to reduce the risks posed by fatigue from inadequate sleep duration, quality and timing have been the focus of initiatives at the National Transportation Safety Board, Department Transportation, Department of Defense, and the National Institutes of Health.

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