Category: Auto Accidents

Distracted Pokémon Trainers and California Pedestrian Traffic Accidents

Unless you have been disconnected from the world in the past month, chances are you are familiar with the latest craze of Pokémon Go. While Pokémon never really died out in popularity from its beginnings in the late 90’s, the newest iteration is played on smartphones and uses real world locations as settings for Pokémon battles and catch Pokémon. Its popularity is unrivaled in the world right now, dominating the smartphone gaming market with tens of millions of players around the world gluing their eyes to their screens in search for their next capture. Continue reading “Distracted Pokémon Trainers and California Pedestrian Traffic Accidents”

Rental Car Deaths Force National Law Change A Decade Later

Over a decade ago two young Santa Cruz, California women driving a rental vehicle lost their lives in a tragic car accident. On the highway, the rental car swerved over the median and collided with an 18 wheeler. The cause of the crash was not an issue of driving, but one of negligence. The car had been recalled for loss of power steering years ago but the rental company had never bothered to fix it and continued to rent it out to customers. What they did at the time was not illegal, but thanks to a new law this month, needless deaths will be avoided in the future. Continue reading “Rental Car Deaths Force National Law Change A Decade Later”

100 Deadly Days of Auto Accidents in Californian Summer

Memorial Day marked the beginning of the 100 Deadliest Days, the period when teen crash deaths historically climb. Across the nation and in California, accidents involving teen drivers spike to record highs during the summer months. Over the past 5 years, an average of 1,022 people have died each year in crashes involving teen drivers during this period, with over half of those fatalities being teenagers themselves.  This translates to roughly 10 deaths a day involving teenage drivers. In California, teen motor vehicle deaths are on an upward trend, with teen driver fatalities increasing by 26 percent from 2013 to 2014. Continue reading “100 Deadly Days of Auto Accidents in Californian Summer”

San Bernardino Trucking Lanes May Provide Safer Roads in the Future

Freight trucks mingling with passenger vehicles may be a thing of the past on San Bernardino freeways if planning officials have their way reports  ABC 7 News. With traffic expected to double on Inland Empire freeways, officials have put forward many solutions including a requirement that freight trucks use special lanes only for freight use. Such a requirement is not new to Southern California, as the recently opened Devore Interchange implemented these special trucking lanes.

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