Despite the well-known dangers of distracted driving, it continues to be a problem that threatens the health and safety of every California driver. Drivers who are distracted while operating a moving vehicle often display some of the same behaviors as drunk drivers, and studies show that this type of irresponsible behavior is not going away.
When the New Year begins, California will be the only state in which lane-splitting is legal. Lane splitting is when you ride your motorcycle between lanes of traffic, particularly when other vehicles are stopped or roads are congested.
Even though many laws already exist in California prohibiting the use of cellphones while behind the wheel, many drivers in the Golden State don't appear to be getting the message.
Quite simply, every time you get behind the wheel you risk being in an accident. While you may try to be a safe and conscientious driver, you cannot control when others decide to drink and drive or run a stop sign - thus putting your life in danger.
As you get together with family and friends for backyard BBQs and awe-inspiring fireworks shows this Independence Day, please drive carefully, especially considering the Fourth of July weekend is typically one of the most dangerous times to be on the road.
Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a 60-page report outlining its recommendation that collision avoidance systems come standard on all new automobiles - both commercial and passenger vehicles.
Being injured in a car wreck is often a tragic and difficult experience. Not only must you focus on the treatment of your injuries, but you may also be left unable to work and with mountains of medical debt.
Being involved in a car accident is a serious matter, whether you are in another car, riding a bike or simply a pedestrian. In fact, car crashes often result in severe injuries and mountains of medical debt.
High speed car accidents occur often on our San Diego freeways. On July 3, 2014, a fatal car accident claimed the life of a 60-year-old Oceanside resident. Alicia Rodriguez Banuelos was killed when the vehicle she was travelling in was involved in a collision on South Bound 805 in San Diego. Ms. Banuelos died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries sustained in the accident. Vehicle accidents such as this are often fatal due to the high speed at which the vehicles involved are travelling.
All too often, San Diego parents receive the horrific news that their child was killed in a car accident. On April 17, 2014, the parents of 14 year old Dana Jean Morofski received that terrible information. This child lost her life in a chain reaction of car accidents on South Mission Road, in Fallbrook, California. She was in the front passenger seat of a Honda Civic. For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of the Honda. The vehicle crossed the double yellow lines of the roadway and struck an on coming Nissan Titan truck. The Honda then spun sideways into the southbound lane and was struck on the passenger side by a Toyota pick-up truck.