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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.

Who Is at Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Accident?

Establishing fault after an accident is crucial. Without the ability to prove that another driver is at fault, you can run into serious legal troubles trying to recover the compensation you are owed. This only becomes more complicated when multiple drivers are involved in your collision.

Halloween Safety Tips for the Road

Halloween is often a fun night filled with plenty of tricks and treats. Whether you're planning on going door to door to collect candy with the kids or are headed out to a spirited party, it is important that you keep some road safety tips in mind.

Can Hybrid Crosswalk System Help?

California roads are known to have a large pedestrian population--especially in the Bay Area. San Francisco's streets are dotted with tourists and locals alike walking to and from work, lunch, or the next iconic location. But just because pedestrians rule the streets doesn't mean the streets have been designed with them in mind. California is aiming to implement hybrid crosswalks to help cut down on the number of fatal accidents that occur at midblock crossings.

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