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Proposed SAFER California Streets Package Aims to Curb Rising Roadway Fatalities

On January 24, 2024, California State Senator Scott Wiener introduced the Speeding and Fatality Emergency Reduction on California Streets (SAFER California Streets) Package. This innovative package, comprising Senate Bills 960 and 961, aims to address the alarming increase in fatal car accidents. The rise in roadway fatalities since 2020 has prompted this urgent action to...

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Breaking Down California's New Traffic Laws for 2024

Here's what Bay Area drivers need to know. Car accidents are a major concern in California due to congested roadways, various terrain, and human error. To help address roadway safety concerns throughout the state, California officials are ringing in the new year with new traffic laws. Want to know what's in store for 2024 in...

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Drive Sober: December Marks Impaired Driving Awareness Month

Drunk driving crashes in California spike over the winter holidays. Festive gatherings for winter holidays and alcohol can be a lethal mix, leading some to make the reckless decision to drive under the influence. In December 2021 alone, 1,013 fatalities resulted from drunk driving crashes. With more than 21 million instances of drunk driving on...

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California Greenlights Speed Cameras in Effort to Improve Road Safety

Speeding is a leading cause of car accidents in the state. In an effort to reduce the number of car accidents caused by speeding and reckless drivers, California officials recently announced that speed cameras will be installed at busy intersections in six cities statewide as part of the new traffic enforcement pilot program. "The federal...

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How Long After An Accident Can Whiplash Symptoms Appear?

Whiplash symptoms commonly occur due to rear-end accidents and frontal collisions. The sudden and violent movement of the head during a collision can lead to hyperextension (backward motion) followed by hyperflexion (forward motion) of the neck. This causes strain and injury to the soft tissues, muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the neck. Whiplash may not...

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Fatal Crashes are Far Too Common on Highway 4

Highway 4 is the longest highway in Contra Costa County. It runs 37 miles both ways from I-80 near Hercules in the west to the border of San Joaquin County on the east. It’s a highway filled with “dangerous turns, steep bumps, tight lanes” – and a problem with speeding that has led to a...

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Signs of a Broken Wrist After a Car Accident

Crashes have the potential to cause serious hand and wrist injuries. Many people who are involved in car accidents suffer wrist fractures. These injuries can have a significant impact on a person's daily life and ability to work. The wrist is a complex joint consisting of eight small bones called carpal bones. These bones, arranged...

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Caltrans' 5-Year Progress Report Reveals Strides in Supporting Walking and Biking

Still, it only takes one negligent driver to cause a devastating accident. As California's population continues to grow and embraces a fast-paced lifestyle, motorized transportation has emerged as the dominant mode of getting around. However, it is crucial to acknowledge the significance of walking and biking as popular means of transportation. Unfortunately, pedestrians and cyclists...

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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in California

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is observed in May In the Bay Area and throughout Northern California, the love of motorcycle riding knows no bounds. With our sunny skies and picturesque routes, it’s no wonder that thousands of motorcyclists hit the road every year. However, as exhilarating as motorcycle riding can be, the roads here also...

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