How California’s State Laws Compare to Others in the Nation

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How California's State Laws Compare to Others in the Nation

After a resurgence in U.S. traffic deaths — up to 100 lives per day — a major auto safety advocacy group issued a report card last month identifying the states doing the most and least to improve highway safety. For Californians, the news was largely good: The Golden State was one of six states ranked…

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These Technologies Might Curb Distracted Driving

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National statistics reveal that car crashes with serious injury and death are rising. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 3,477 road deaths from distracted driving in 2015 alone, with 391,000 injuries. Many experts believe the increase is due in part to driver distraction by smartphones and other electronic devices. What is the solution? Some…

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Fatigue Driving Becomes Hot Topic After California Bus Crash Investigation

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It appears that driver fatigue among commercial vehicle drivers is becoming a grave concern in California. A fatal bus crash in California’s Central Valley in August 2016 was caused by a ‘severely sleep-deprived driver’ and a bus company with an abysmal safety record, according to federal investigators in a report released November 13. This is…

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Spontaneously Shattering Sunroofs a Growing, Dangerous Menace

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Sun Roof Defect

Two United States senators last month put pressure on auto manufacturers to provide answers and transparency about injuries that have resulted from sunroofs that shatter for no apparent reason. A letter to CEOs of auto manufacturers that make products for the U.S. market was sent by Senators Richard Blumenthal, of Connecticut, and Edward Markey, of…

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The Alarming Increase in Pedestrian Deaths in Los Angeles

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Traffic deaths generally, and pedestrian deaths specifically, increased at a rapid rate in Los Angeles in 2016. This was despite the efforts by Mayor Eric Garcetti to reduce them, with his 260 people died in traffic accidents on Los Angeles streets. This represented a 43% increase over 2015. And it appears that the rising numbers…

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Motorists and Back-to-School Safety

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Southern California Vehicle Accident Attorney

The 2017-2018 school year is about to begin in Orange County. Classes start August 14th for schools in the Santa Ana Unified School District. Capistrano Unified begins August 22nd, and Garden Grove Unified begins August 30th. It will be a busy couple of weeks, to be sure, and not just for students and their parents….

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What to Expect After a Car Accident

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Being involved in a car accident is not as improbable as you might think. There were 36,664 collisions in Orange County last year. In Los Angeles County, there were four times as many. You are almost guaranteed to get into a wreck if you live in Southern California long enough. With odds like this, drivers…

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Vehicle Accidents Caused by Faulty Parts

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California Lemon Law Attorney

“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” Automobiles did not exist when this proverb first came into use. But now, in an age when passenger vehicles contain approximately 30,000 parts, the saying is certainly pertinent. A vehicle that functions perfectly in all other respects can be extremely dangerous if it was manufactured…

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