Safety Tips

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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July 17, 2017

Bicycle Safety Tips to Protect Your Children

Riding a bike is a great way for kids to get exercise and have fun in Southern California. But every year, approximately 300,000 children in the U.S. are taken to emergency rooms as a result of bike accident injuries. Of these, at least 10,000 end up in a hospital for several days, and some of the injuries can even be fatal.

Whether your kids are riding their bikes to school, with friends around the neighborhood, or on a family outing, safe riding practices are vital. These seven bicycle safety tips from Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie will help you and your loved ones stay safe.

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May 31, 2017

Summer Safety Tips to Avoid Personal Injury

Many of us look forward to summer all year — long days, calmer schedules and endless sunshine. For many families in Southern California, summertime means relaxing with friends and loved ones while participating in a variety of outdoor activities. Picnics, days spent at the pool or at the beach, riding bikes, camping and hiking are all popular ways in our area to get the most out of the summer season. Unfortunately, while warm weather hobbies and interests provide a fun way to spend a day or weekend, they can also result in an increase in accidents and injuries. Keep your gatherings safe and enjoyable for everyone involved this summer by following our simple summertime safety tips.  

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