If you have ever been involved in a motor accident, you appreciate the confusion that immediately follows. You might end up making the wrong decisions in a daze and this could lead to legal problems. With so many accidents happening on U.S roadways every motorist needs to know how to react immediately after an accident. […]read more
Like dozens of other states, California has enacted legislation that prohibits drivers from texting behind the wheel. Of course, as is often the case, the legislation tends to lag behind the technology. While texting is still incredibly commonplace, other types of mobile device use are arguably just as dangerous. But, anti-texting legislation is not always […]read more
The America’s Cup is a historic yachting competition that goes all the way back to 1851. The one-on-one boat race pits two yacht clubs against each other; and the winner obtains the oldest active trophy in international sport, the America’s Cup. San Francisco is playing host of the latest edition of the competition. However, late […]read more
Maintaining independence is one of the most important parts of keeping up a good quality of life as people get older. For a lot of elderly people in California, having a driver’s license means the difference between being able to run errands or attend social engagements on their own and having to rely on their […]read more
The CDC has released a new study showing nearly 1 in 3 motorists are engaged in talking or texting on their phones while driving, exceeding rates found in similar European studies. Motor vehicle accidents are significantly more likely to occur when drivers engage in such behaviors, distracting them to such an extent that their reaction […]read more
In our last post, we talked about how our city of San Francisco is taking steps to improve pedestrian safety by better enforcing sensitive pedestrian areas. The increased presence of police officers will deter motor vehicles from travelling at unsafe speeds, and make them less likely to make a risky driving decision. However, what is […]read more
Obviously, one of the greatest features of hybrid and electric vehicles is that it is a green vehicle, producing little or no harmful emissions. To do this, many of these vehicles lack an internal combustion engine (or only use one at higher speeds). As a result, these vehicles are very quiet at lower speeds — […]read more
With the holiday season coming to a close and the New Year right around the corner, California drivers are wrapping up a busy time of road trips and shopping runs. However, what many San Francisco residents may not know is that a massive swath of new laws will take effect starting in 2013; many of […]read more
You may think that a “black box” device is a piece of equipment exclusively used by airplanes; but since 1999, certain motor vehicles have had black boxes installed to monitor the vehicle prior to an accident. The black box reveals important information to car accident investigators as to how fast the vehicle was going, what […]read more
The Governors Highway Safety Association is a nonprofit organization that represents the highway safety offices in U.S. states and territories. One of its key purposes is to conduct studies and make recommendations on ways to improve safety for motorists throughout the United States. During its recent annual meeting, the GHSA decided to focus on two […]read more
Driving while intoxicated is one of the most common causes of serious and fatal car accidents in California. Sadly, it is also one of the most preventable. Hundreds of lives could be saved in California every year if drivers would take responsibility and refuse to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. This summer, California […]read more
With over 24 million licensed drivers in the state, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has been working hard to identify ways to reduce car accident rates. In part, they are doing this by taking steps to address the risks that come with a large population of aging drivers. Napa County’s older population actually ranks […]read more
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