December 22, 2016
Drinking and driving is at an all time high during the holiday season. Obviously if you are drinking you should not drive at all, but many people make the mistake of having a drink or two and think they’re fine to drive since they are not “legally” drunk. This assumption and misperception can however have a very high cost.
November 15, 2016
In the mobile world we live in today, it’s impossible not to hear about the dangers of using a cell phone or texting while driving. What you might not know is the level of danger involved when walking and texting and the staggering increase of related personal injury accidents.
Pedestrian accidents are often caused due to a decreased level of attentiveness happening while walking and using cell phones. Pedestrians actually do not always have the right-of-way and they have a duty and obligation to pay attention and watch where they are walking.
November 10, 2016
California’s recent legalization of marijuana poses many questions and concerns regarding driver safety. There are many arguments, both pro and con on this controversial issue, but some of the biggest and most glaring concerns are how marijuana actually affects a driver’s ability to drive safely.
October 10, 2016
The attention focused on distracted driving has raised public awareness about the dangers of attempting to multi-task while operating a motor vehicle. While traditional distractions like chatting with passengers, adjusting the radio, reading a newspaper, and grooming continue to be a problem, most government safety campaigns have focused on the dangers posed by electronic devices like cell phones. Certainly, these types of distractions justify the attention garnered by government regulators and media sources, but parents face a serious distraction that receives much less attention – their kids sitting in the backseat.
October 3, 2016
The unique physical characteristics of an 18-wheeler render certain driving maneuvers that would be considered routine in a passenger car as almost too dangerous to attempt in most situations. Large commercial trucks can have a gross vehicle weight of up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded and operating on the interstate highway system. Their length can reach 65 or 75 feet depending on the trailer connection. Given the massive weight and length of these vehicles, U-turns typically cannot be executed without creating a high risk of a collision.