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New distracted driving laws for 2017

It is now common knowledge that distracted driving is currently one of the single greatest hazards for people on public roads. While there are many things that distract people from focusing completely on the task of driving, research has shown that mobile device and smart phone usage is one of the most prevalent sources of distraction.

Steps to take if you're injured in a car crash

Getting into a car crash is hardly something anyone can truly be prepared for. These accidents can be devastating, especially if you become injured as a result of the crash. Dealing with an injury after an accident occurs can be particularly stressful; it could lead to extensive medical costs, lost wages due to missing work, property loss, an inability to keep up with household responsibilities and emotional trauma.

What circumstances put teen drivers at risk for car accidents?

Teenagers between the ages of 16-19 have the highest average crash and traffic violation rate over any other age group of drivers. There are more rules and regulations for young drivers and with good reason. The state of California bans the use of cellphones for anyone under the age of 18; even in hands-free mode. Cellphones are a known distraction for all drivers, since teenagers are less experienced drivers they tend to gain a false sense of confidence behind the wheel (feeling invincible) which makes them more susceptible to give into distractions.

Driving while buzzed: Marijuana and safety

California is poised to legalize marijuana in a few days, with polls showing a strong majority favoring Proposition 64. So it's time to ponder the impact of legalization on highway safety.

New technology helps drivers avoid accidents

California residents may be interested to know that according to a projection from the U.S. Census Bureau, there will be roughly 54 million people in America who are 70 and older. Of those in that age group, 80 percent are expected to be licensed drivers, and that number could be even higher if car safety technology continues to evolve.

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