The terrible imbalance of power on our highways

Nothing gives a driver the chills like the shadow of a large commercial vehicle blocking out the sun. You know your chances of surviving a truck-altercation are slim. Here are the statistics Nearly five percent of all highway vehicles are commercial in nature. While you in your car are carefully transporting people, these are other… read more

Rabies stalks Northern California

Many people have the sense afoot that rabies is a thing of the past, a storybook disease like smallpox or leprosy. But as a recent case from Calaveras County shows, rabies is alive and well in our region, and people need to take it very seriously. In the month of November alone, seven persons had… read more

Which car makes and models have the highest fatality rates?

Every year the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety lists which vehicles were involved in the most fatal crashes. Before reading you should know several things: Cars are actually safer today than ever. It’s not always the car’s fault – by design or performance — that the accident proves fatal. These numbers reflect fatalities from years… read more