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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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Are Regulators Doing Enough to Prevent Deadly Crashes?

According to Consumer Reports (CR), Heidi King, top U.S. auto industry regulator, recently departed her position, and she did so at a time when the traffic fatality rate remains stubbornly high. King was initially nominated by President Donald Trump to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), though she was never given the green light...

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Critics of E-Scooters demand regulation of the rentable rides blamed for 8 deaths, crashes, litter

An easy ride or a biblical plague supported by elites that jeopardizes public safety? A plague of biblical irritations is how many people in California are seeing the use and the supposedly accepted practice of discarding of the temporary transport known as electric scooters — or e-scooters. Here’s How It Works Companies provide smartphone apps...

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