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What are the risky behaviors drivers engage in -- despite knowing they’re dangerous?

According to a recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drivers who were involved in crashes within the last two years are more likely to engage in risky driving behavior, despite being aware of the consequences. “The frequency of drivers in the United States engaging in improper behavior is too high. While...

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How does California's dram shop law work?

Drunk drivers injure and kill thousands of people across California each year. According to state crash data, nearly a third of all statewide traffic fatalities involved a drunk driver. In most states, bars, liquor stores, restaurants and other establishments can be held accountable when they serve minors or impaired people who then cause someone's injury...

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How to stay safe when riding a bicycle

Bicycle sales have risen sharply amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Bloomberg. With California gyms and fitness clubs currently closed, many people are turning to cycling to maintain their fitness and stay healthy. Moreover, children who are out of school and won't be attending any extracurricular events are cycling more often around their neighborhoods. Commuters may...

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California's average speed up 30% during lockdown

California residents have been urged to stay home as much as possible due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Under Executive Order N-33-20, issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, only essential businesses will remain open until life gets back to normal. As a result of this statewide shutdown, California roads are far less congested, though some areas around...

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What happens when you file a personal injury lawsuit?

For most people, the possibility of filing a car accident lawsuit isn't top of mind. It’s a rather foreign process for those who have never done it before. Injuries caused by negligence can come without warning, however. The attorneys at Clancy & Diaz often represent clients who were hurt in traffic collisions, slip and fall...

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Pedestrian collisions exceed California's 2018 estimate

States are required to establish yearly traffic fatality and injury targets in order to receive funding from the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program. This includes setting targets for pedestrian collisions. The funding is used for safety-related projects such as infrastructure improvement. Eighteen states have set targets for "non-motorized user" fatalities and injuries in 2018, including...

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App shows how many distracted drivers at any given time

For more than a decade, California law (Section 23123) has prohibited drivers from using cellphones to talk or engage in text-based communication on public roads. Drivers are only allowed to use cellphones that are connected to hands-free devices or for emergency purposes. Drivers who are caught violating this law could face a $20 fine for a...

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New study finds an increase in drivers high on marijuana

Marijuana has been legal in the state of California for about two years now. With the growing number of people using it recreationally and for medical reasons, there is also a growing concern about people driving high. Like alcohol and other drugs, marijuana can impair drivers' judgment, motor coordination, and reaction time. According to the...

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Bay Area traffic congestion is among the worst in the world. Here are the crash risks you should be aware of.

Bay Area commuters know highway traffic congestion all too well. In fact, the recent Urban Mobility Report released by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute found that commuters in the San Francisco-Oakland area spent more than 103 hours in traffic in 2017. This places the Bay Area the second-worst in the nation when it comes to...

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