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August 2014 Archives

Where does Sacramento rank on the list of best, worst drivers?

Every year, people across the U.S. eagerly await the publication of various reports ranking everything from graduate schools and hospitals to cars and retirement destinations. While this is certainly understandable, there is one report that perhaps doesn't receive quite as much press, but which provides a very comprehensive look at traffic safety here in the U.S.

Ride-sharing drivers in CA to be subject to insurance minimums

The private transportation industry has undergone something of a dramatic transformation over the last several years thanks to the advent of ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft. Gone are the days of arranging a ride in advance or waiting for a taxi company to send a vehicle your way, and in are the days of instantly locating a ride with just a few swipes of your finger.

California highway patrol launches distracted driving campaigns

With Labor Day weekend upon us, the summer months are officially coming to an end for California residents. What that means is that thousands of kids in the state will be returning to school and drivers will once again need to exercise heightened caution within school zones.

Placer County bus accident leaves 2 children hurt

There is no question that school buses play an important role in transporting children throughout Placer County, California. Unfortunately, as is the case with any other motor vehicle on the road, there is the possibility that a school bus could be involved in a collision with another automobile. This was the case earlier this month in a Sacramento area community.

Sacramento hopes speed reduction will improve pedestrian safety

Many people in Sacramento, California, spend time walking. While in some cases it is for exercise, in other situations it is simply a mode of transportation. Whatever the reason someone sets out on foot, the dangers for the pedestrians are the same. As a result of the lack of protection most pedestrians have, individuals who are struck by a car while walking could be seriously hurt with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries or broken bones. In the very worst cases a pedestrian could suffer such serious injuries that they die.

Car accident causes 1 death, 1 injury in California

When people suffer injuries in accidents, they may face a wide range of problems. Victims of car accidents might struggle to overcome their physical injuries, for instance, and they might also be forced to quit working for a time while they heal. Monetary relief, which can be awarded in appropriate circumstances, may help these individuals (or the families of deceased victims) to recover from their losses following a car accident.

We help California families hold drunk drivers responsible

In the state of California, it is illegal to drive a vehicle while impaired by drugs or alcohol. Even so, there are many people who continue to drive impaired on the state's roads and highways, putting the public at risk. Unfortunately, it is only a matter of time before these people cause an accident.

Truck accident in South El Monte leaves 13 injured, 1 dead

Investigators are still looking into the deadly chain-reaction crash that occurred along the 60 Freeway just recently. Some of our Placer County readers may have heard about the crash that injured at least 13 people and killed a 5-year-old girl. And depending on what investigators find out about the crash, it's possible that the accident victims may be entitled to compensation.

Important dog bite facts Californians should know

Dogs. Often considered to be man's best friend, these muscular, four-legged animals can quickly turn into man's worst nightmare given the right -- or wrong -- circumstances. While a number of breeds are considered more aggressive or dangerous than others -- pit bulls and rottweilers taking the top two slots -- any breed of dog can bite a human. Knowing your risks though may help you avoid a potentially fatal encounter though down the road.

Tech savvy to tech safety: new software could prevent accidents

It may sound like science fiction, but several tech-savvy individuals insist that they can not only predict when and where an accident may take place, but get that information to emergency services before the crash even happens. They say with the help of their analytics software, this could become a reality across the nation.

Wrong-way car accident in California results in 1 death

One individual was killed in a recent wrong-way vehicle accident in California. The family members of the victim naturally could be distraught and even angry about the car accident. They have the right to pursue answers regarding the cause of the crash and to seek justice.

Traffic safety advocates challenge FedEx business model

FedEx is a business. There is no question about that. It's logo is well-known; its services are largely appreciated here in Roseville, other areas in California and beyond. A business, especially one that employs drivers and puts large trucks on the road, must put safety before success.

Car accident leads to 2 injuries, 2 deaths in California

Two cars recently crashed into one another in California, leaving two individuals injured and two others dead. The accident happened on a Saturday afternoon, according to police. This type of car accident can easily cause pain and suffering for the families of those who die as well as those who are injured in such a crash.

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