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Nighttime Driving Hazards in California: Our Attorneys Discuss

December 21st is the shortest day of the year. And until spring arrives, many California motorists will spend more time driving in the dark. That’s why it’s important to understand the risks associated with nighttime driving and what you can do if you find yourself in a car wreck. Limited visibility, less reaction time Nighttime...

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Alcohol-Impaired Driving A Serious Risk, Even at Low Levels

Motorists are aware of the consequences of drunk driving, yet many of them do it anyway. Some may have driven impaired on numerous occasions without causing an accident or getting caught. Others may simply drive buzzed, or at a low enough blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level to pass a Breathalyzer test.  Not all drivers are the same. And...

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Hit-and-Run Car Accidents on the Rise in California

When an auto accident occurs, both drivers are required to remain at the scene until police arrive. In fact, it is required by law in California. Failure to stop can result in up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $10,000, or both, according to state law AB-2014.   Despite the consequences, many drivers...

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Truck Safety Regulations Amid California Wildfires

The wildfires tearing through California this past summer have caused enormous amounts of damage and have become the largest in state’s history. These blazes have become the norm in recent years, as our state hasn’t had a month since 2012 where there wasn’t a wildfire. California now has more firefighters deployed than at any other...

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Infotainment Systems Are Distracting, But They Don’t Have to Be

It’s a secret to no one that smartphones have embedded themselves into our culture and daily lives. Their rapid spread has encouraged other industries to incorporate mobile technology into their offerings and the auto industry is no different. So-called “infotainment systems” are appearing in many of today’s new car models, and that has raised concerns...

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Teen Driver Crashes: The 100 Deadliest Days

It’s no secret that teen drivers aren’t usually great drivers. Their lack of experience is more likely to result in an accident, and that’s why adding a teen driver to your insurance policy can increase your rate by more than 200 percent in California. Nationwide, the average increase was 152 percent. While this can be frustrating,...

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Pedestrian Accident Fatalities Continue To Rise

There were 352 pedestrian deaths in California during the first six months of 2017. This makes California the 15th highest in pedestrian fatality rates. Across the US, the number of pedestrian fatalities is nearly 6,000 for the second year in a row. Jonathan Adkins, the Executive Director for the Governors Highway Safety Administration, is disturbed...

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Distracted Driving Tops List of Dangers on California Roadways

Today's drivers simply have too many options that can take their attention away from the road. Handheld devices such as cellphones, tablets and Ipods provoke drivers' temptation to engage in distracted behavior such as texting, taking pictures, video streaming and flipping through their favorite songs. Even built-in infotainment systems pose a danger on California roadways,...

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