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August 2017 Archives

Whiplash and its consequences

Drivers and passengers in California who are in car accidents often get whiplash from the impact. The consequences from whiplash can vary from mild muscle irritation to major nerve damage. Being aware of the symptoms and treatment strategies is important to decrease the chances of long-term effects.

Marijuana and driving

Now that marijuana use is legal in California, law enforcement is struggling with ways to prove that marijuana is involved in cases of driving under the influence. The lack of appropriate road-side tests and the fact that evidence of marijuana sticks around for weeks are just some of the issues.

Steps to take in a hit and run accident

People in California who are involved in, or witness, a hit and run accident should know the steps to take to make sure damage and injuries are kept to a minimum. A hit and run often involves an unattended parked vehicle, but in more serious cases it involves either a moving vehicle, bicyclist or pedestrian.

Making mass transit safer

High numbers of California residents and visitors take some type of mass transit on a weekly, and often daily, basis. Convenience and concern for the environment have increased the role of mass transit in many communities throughout the state. Public transportation consists of buses, subways, commuter and light rail, ferries, trolleys and streetcars. In order to enhance safety, these systems must constantly be maintained and monitored to prevent catastrophes from occurring.

Texting while driving in California

The state of California has put in place a variety of driving laws to cut down on the number of accidents and fatalities on the road. According to the Federal Communications Commission, distracted drivers were responsible for just over 390,000 injuries and almost 3,500 deaths in 2015 in the United States. Because of this, California has made texting illegal for drivers of all ages, which is in addition to the law prohibiting talking while holding the phone.

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