November 1, 2017

Sobering Statistics About DUI Arrests During The Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for gratitude and to spend time with family, friends, and loved ones. That often means, for better or worse, drinking will be on the rise.  And where there is limited public transportation like here in Orange County, DUI arrests and accidents will no doubt increase.

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September 27, 2017

Spooky Safety Tips To Keep Your Family Safe This Halloween

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, there is often a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety. 

And these safety concerns are valid, considering the statistics. In 2014, about 6,300 pedestrian deaths and 145,000 medically consulted injuries occurred among pedestrians in motor vehicle incidents, according to Injury Facts 2016, the statistical report on unintentional injuries created by the National Safety Council.

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September 8, 2017

Sharing the Road with Bicyclists

On most roads, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as vehicles, but bikes can be hard to see. Children riding bikes create special problems for drivers because usually they are not able to properly determine traffic conditions. The most common cause of collision is a driver turning left in front of a bicyclist. 

Our experienced lawyers at Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie have put together a few safety tips to keep in mind. By exercising a little extra care and caution, drivers and pedestrians can co-exist safely on the road.

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August 24, 2017

Crash Risk Soars For Sleep-Deprived Drivers

Traffic safety officials regularly warn us of the risks of driving while drunk or distracted. But Americans still need to wake up to the dangers of getting behind the wheel when sleepy.

Did you know that drivers who have had too little sleep are no different than those who have had three or four drinks and are too drunk to drive?

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August 1, 2017

Slow Down: Back to School Means Sharing the Road

It's never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present – especially before and after school. Let’s keep everyone safe by following these great back to school driving safety tips from the National Safety Council.

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