How many driving distractions are there? You may instantly think that there have to be hundreds. You've seen people texting, taking pictures, talking to passengers, eating food, drinking coffee, dealing with kids, making phone calls and much more. Off the top of your head, you can think of a few dozen distractions right away.
Most adult motorists have had the misfortune of having been involved in a car accident at some point during their lives. If they haven't, then they know someone who has had one. Most individuals who have crashes walk away from them unscathed. There are certain types of accidents that are more likely to result in serious head or brain injuries though.
The 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) survey reveals just how popular it's becoming for individuals to take drugs and then get behind the wheel of their car. The organization's data shows that as many as 12.6 million individuals operated their vehicle while intoxicated from drugs in 2018. Those same statistics show that nearly eight million more motorists drove while drunk that same year. In case you're wondering if one type of driving is more serious than another, they're both pretty dangerous.
Have you ever pulled into the driveway to discover that you remember almost none of the drive home? Or have you ever felt surprised as you drive up to the back of a traffic jam, having to slam on the brakes and realizing you were not paying enough attention?
A San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) bus driver struck and killed a pedestrian in Redwood City during morning rush hour on Dec. 12. The crash happened at the intersection of El Camino Real and James Avenue just before 8:47 a.m. The bus driver was traveling southbound from the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stop in Daly City to the transit center in Palo Alto when the incident occurred.
While a nonpreventable disease can cause someone to develop a spinal cord injury (SCI), it's not the primary factor that leads to such a condition. The leading type of incident that causes SCIs is preventable accidents.
You've just been in a bad car wreck and you aren't sure what to do next. Well, you certainly aren't alone! There are roughly 6 million car accidents every year in the United States -- and roughly 2 million victims will end up with permanent injuries.
If you are like most people who live in California, you are aware that the state has often been a leader across the nation when it comes to pushing for tough penalties for drunk drivers. From the required use of an ignition interlock device to license revocations and more, the consequences associated with a driving under the influence conviction. Those realities, however, seem to be unable to prevent some people from making the choice to drive after consuming too much alcohol.
Many people enjoy riding scooters, while others find themselves on these vehicles because their car is in the shop or they are unable to buy another type of vehicle due to financial constraints. Scooters can be an affordable and convenient way to get around, but they can also be dangerous, especially at certain times. For example, the fall months can be very hazardous in many parts of the country due to weather and other risk factors, such as wildlife and fewer daylight hours.
Most California residents are used to seeing motorcycles on streets and freeways, but riders and drivers are not always good at sharing the road safely. Unfortunately, when accidents do occur, the risk of injury or death is far greater for motorcycle riders and passengers than it is for people in a car or truck. While the causes of motorcycle accidents vary, most crashes put riders at risk of traumatic brain injuries and other serious issues.