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Distracted driving is hard to get past

Distracted driving is a habit that many people in California and elsewhere may engage in. Despite the dangers of doing so, employers may still demand that employees be connected at all times, which may make it hard to put down the phone. This was one of the takeaways from the 2019 Travelers Risk Index. The survey asked roughly 2,000 people to share their thoughts about distracted driving. Among those who took part, 44 percent said that texting or emailing was a common cause of distracted driving.

Tips for interacting with drunk drivers

California motorists hope that they don't have to encounter a drunk driver. However, it is important to know what to do when in close proximity to one. The signs of impaired driving include braking for no reason, failing to stop at traffic lights or signs and driving in the center of the road. Those who are impaired may also drive on the wrong side of the road.

Car accident liability and damages

Many drivers in California will be involved in an accident at some point during their lives. Crashes can be costly, especially if the collision results in injuries requiring extensive medical treatment. Before making a claim for damages related to a car accident, it's important to understand how fault and the extent of damages are determined.

New study shows how distracting dashboard gadgets can be

Infotainment systems are a relatively new technology on vehicles, but drivers in California should be aware of their dangers. A AAA study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Utah, shows that the various features on infotainment systems are often irrelevant to driving and can only increase drivers' inattention.

6 tips to remember when you are out on your motorcycle

Motorcycle safety is a priority for anyone who heads out on one of these bikes. Whether you are a new rider or have been riding for years, taking a few minutes to brush up on some safety tips can help you make it to your destination.

Preventing and dealing with road rage

Defusing road rage is often very important when driving on the roads of California. The following are just a few tips that all motorists should remember. When cut off by others, drivers must remain calm. There are various ways of doing this, such as listening to music (which is proven to relieve stress) and reasoning with one's self that being angry will not make one get home sooner.

Brake Safety Week finds nearly 5,000 trucks with violations

Truckers in California may remember that the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance held its annual Brake Safety Week back in September. The results of that inspection spree have been released. A total of 35,080 commercial vehicles in the U.S. and Canada were stopped for inspection, and among those, 4,955 were placed out of service.

Decoding Halloween driving dangers

AAA has a few warnings for San Francisco partygoers who are out on Halloween night. There are often a few spooks that can be found on the road during Halloween, and they're usually in the form of drunk drivers. The hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. are considered the most dangerous times to be on the road on Halloween night. National statistics reveal that about 44 percent of accidents that occur during this time period involve someone who has been drinking and driving.

Reducing traffic injury risks with rural roundabouts

Busy interactions in rural parts of California are sometimes managed with stop signs. In one area like this, a fatal accident motivated officials to clear away excess growth and post signs telling drivers about the upcoming stop sign. Unfortunately, it's a step that didn't prevent a pair of additional accidents from occurring in the same spot. It was ultimately the decision to replace stop signs at the intersection with a rural roundabout, which forces traffic to flow around an island in one direction, that made a noticeable difference.

Teen drivers become less safe after obtaining their licenses

In July, the National Institutes for Health published the results of a study regarding the driving behaviors of teens before and after they obtain their licenses. Teen drivers in California, as well as their parents, may be surprised to learn about the conclusions. It turns out that teens are eight times more likely to be in a crash during the first three months of driving alone than in the three months preceding it.

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