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Roseville Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

Left-turn accidents are common and deadly for motorcyclists

Riding a motorcycle has its perks, including good gas mileage and the feeling of freedom as you cruise down the highway. But there are also significant risks that motorcyclists face. Among the most serious hazards motorcyclists face are negligent and inattentive drivers.

Here in California, good weather allows riders to use their motorcycles at all times of year. Because of this, it would be logical to conclude that drivers of cars and trucks would be used to seeing and sharing the road with motorcyclists. Unfortunately, this isn't the case. Drivers often end up causing serious accidents because they fail to notice a motorcyclist or misjudge his speed and proximity.

Two seconds of driving distraction more dangerous than you think

One of our posts last week focused on the fact that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Texting, cellphone conversations and other driving distractions are increasingly becoming a problem on roads in California and across the United States. This is, in part, because those who choose to engage in distracted driving vastly overestimate their ability to do so safely.

Let's say that you have a rule that you'll only look at your phone to see who called or texted (you won't respond while driving). Glancing at your phone will probably take about two seconds. That is normally an insignificant amount of time, but behind the wheel, it's dangerous. At 70 miles per hour, your car would have traveled about 200 feet. Moreover, recent research shows that a two-second glance away from the road is actually longer than two seconds, because it takes time for your eyes to readjust to the road and to reassess the traffic conditions.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month observed in California

Distracted driving remains one of the most prevalent hazards on U.S. roads today. That includes here in California, which has some of the country's most comprehensive laws against cellphone use behind the wheel.

Although distracted driving education and enforcement is a year-round priority, you may be especially aware of efforts this month. April has been dubbed Distracted Driving awareness month. Efforts include increased enforcement by the California Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies.

General Motors may already be parsing new recall decisions

The record number of automotive recalls last year affected millions of Americans across the country, including here in California. While numerous companies issued recalls, the most prominent example of automotive defects last year was provided by General Motors. Revelations that GM knew about and covered up its deadly ignition-switch defect for more than a decade have caused many Americans to drop any GM brand loyalty they may have had.

General Motors has assured both the government and the public that its recall policies and practices will be much improved going forward. Yet according to recent news reports, GM again seems to be prioritizing profits over safety.

Congressman wants railroad crossings investigated

In our last two posts, we discussed concern over the recent increase in the number of pedestrians and bicyclists being hit by commuter trains in California.

Because it is believed that many of the accident victims were distracted by cellphones and other gadgets when they were hit, Sacramento Regional Transit recently launched a campaign warning pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to pay closer attention around the tracks.

See Tracks? Think Train! RT launches new safety campaign (2 of 2)

Welcome back. As we discussed in our last post, safety officials are concerned about the rising number of pedestrians and bicyclists that are being hit by commuter trains in California, especially in the Sacramento area.

Because it is believed that distraction contributed to many of these incidents, the Sacramento Regional Transit launched a campaign this month that attempts to warn pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to pay attention instead of being focused on their cellphones and other distractions.

See Tracks? Think Train! RT launches new safety campaign (1 of 2)

California safety officials are warning that there is a problem with distracted drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists being hit by commuter trains in Sacramento and many other parts of the state.

According to the rail safety group Operation Lifesaver, there were 154 people hit by trains in California last year, resulting in 101 deaths and 53 injuries.

David Crosby strikes and injures a jogger in California

David Crosby, who rose to fame as part of the group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, was involved in an accident in California. While driving his car, he ran into a man who had gone out for a jog. The incident happened in Santa Ynez, California, and Crosby was close to his home at the time.

According to the California Highway Patrol, speed was not a factor in the crash. Though the speed limit was 55, the musician was only going about 50 miles per hour.

Graco faces major fines for delaying car seat recall

You may remember Graco’s massive recall last year of nearly 2 million car seats because of a potentially defective buckle that could make it difficult for a child to be removed from his or her seat in an emergency situation. If not, we discussed it in this post.

At first, the global child-products maker fought regulators on the issue, claiming that the buckles didn’t need to be recalled. But Graco finally gave in to regulators’ demands to remedy the situation and what resulted was the largest ever recall of car seats.

Cellphones not the only cause of distracted driving

A new study suggests that while teen drivers understand the dangerous distraction that using a cellphone to talk or text while driving poses, they might need more reminders about other forms of distractions while driving.

The study was discussed at the recent Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium, which included both educators and transportation professionals from five universities.

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