What Should You Know About Lane Splitting In California?
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Monday, October 3, 2016
With the passage of state Assembly Bill 51, Californian motorcyclists can now legally share the lane with other vehicles when passing. The contentious bill allows motorcyclists to lane split, which is also known as white-lining or lane sharing. Now that lane splitting is exiting the legal gray area, it is up to all of us to make […]
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Sunday, October 2, 2016
Uber began testing autonomous cars on the streets of Pittsburgh in mid-September, as we discussed in an earlier blog. Safety experts, however, worry that these trial runs were launched to the public prematurely. Autonomous cars have problems driving in bad weather, identifying bridges or obstacles, or distinguishing between similar objects – such as the cloudy […]
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Automobile manufacturers must comply with a number of safety inspections for vehicles they bring to market, including small SUVs. These standards help to protect drivers from severe injury in an accident, but what about the passengers? A recent crash test of seven small SUVs was conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The […]
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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Many people claim that driverless cars are our future and that the technology will reduce accidents by eliminating human error. Others feel vehicles without a driver open us up to a host of safety issues and potential hazards. One thing about driverless cars is clear: They are here today and being tested on the roads […]
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Accidents happen every day in Los Angeles and throughout the San Fernando Valley. All collisions can be potential disasters for the parties involved, but accidents between a car and pedestrian are among the most severe. Back in May, the Los Angeles Daily News reported that pedestrian collisions were on the rise. According to Los Angeles Police […]
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Sunday, September 18, 2016
Most people understand that texting, checking social media or using phone apps while driving is dangerous. Yet many of us find ourselves doing it, whether we admit it or not. Why do we feel compelled to respond to every notification ping from our phones? As it turns out, science can help to explain our temporary […]
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Most of the animal bites suffered in the United States today are from domestic animals. Dogs cause more injuries, but infections occur in more cat bites. According to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, dog bites become infected about 1 percent of the time and cat bites become infected between 5 to 10 […]
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Monday, September 12, 2016
After a dog bite or attack from another animal, the most important thing to do is to seek medical attention. Even if the bite seems minor, failure to treat the wound could result in serious infection. Additionally, California law requires that you report the incident to the city or county authorities. To do so effectively, you […]
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016
With around 5 percent of people age 65 or older living in nursing homes, it’s important to reduce the number of falls that take place to prevent injury, disability and death. Ten to 20 percent of falls result in serious injuries, with 2 to 6 percent resulting in fractures. Patients who suffer these injuries often […]
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Sunday, September 4, 2016
Newly released data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports a 7.2 percent increase in automobile accident deaths nationwide from 2014 to 2015. In total numbers, this is 32,744 in 2014 and 35,092 in 2015. This may not seem like much, but it is a more alarming when you consider that the last […]
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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Nobody walks in L.A. – but they do bike. Bike ridership increased 7.5 percent in Los Angeles from 2011 to 2013, including more than 20,000 commuters. Some of this increase has been attributed to additional bike lanes, which eases the ride on many busy streets. This increase of bicycles should also come with a decrease […]
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Saturday, August 27, 2016
Automobile manufacturers are in a race to bring the first self-driving cars to the public market. Uber, the popular ride-hailing company, may have helped to accelerate this process, as they will start using autonomous cars in Pittsburgh within a matter of weeks. Although to start the vehicles will have an Uber employee inside, is the […]
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
From 2000 to 2013, the United States reduced car accident deaths by 31 percent. While this figure is impressive, our country still is falling behind when it comes to prevention of these tragic accidents. In 2013, compared to 19 other high-income countries, the U.S. still has the highest rate of car crash deaths, at a […]
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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Heavy traffic is something that many drivers here in the Los Angeles area are all too familiar with. When in heavy traffic, a driver may feel helpless and that what they do behind the wheel really doesn’t have much of an effect on the situation. However, how drivers act can be incredibly impactful in heavy […]
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Sunday, August 14, 2016
Although devastating, it is not shocking that car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers ages 15 to 20 in the United States. It also is not surprising that many of these deaths were caused by distracted driving, which can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. Parents like to believe that their […]
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Friday, August 5, 2016
What should you do in the immediate aftermath of a car accident? IT seems like a simple question with an obvious answer (or answers), right? But in fact, when you are actually in that moment, it can be a very chaotic and stressful time. So much so, that an average person who may have an […]
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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Nearly as long as there have been cars, there have been ways for drivers to get distracted from their task. But as recently as a few decades ago, phones were not an issue. Then, the first car phones became available. Today, of course, nearly everyone carries a cellphone with them when they drive. These devices […]
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Sunday, July 24, 2016
For many cellphone app-based game enthusiasts, the new game Pokemon Go is the latest fun diversion. For the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the game is just another way for motorists to take their focus off the road, where it belongs. If you have not yet heard of Pokemon Go, it is an app based […]
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The city of Los Angeles recently took a small step toward making the roads safer for bicycle riders. Officials recently celebrated the addition of four bicycle traffic lights in the downtown area. The lights hang alongside the regular traffic lights, and also use red, yellow and green lights to control bike traffic. At a ribbon-cutting […]
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Back in April, we discussed a study of lane splitting by the University of California – Berkeley. As readers may recall, the study concluded that lane splitting, or the practice of motorcyclists riding between lanes of four-wheeled traffic on the highway, does not raise the risk of a collision. As Californians know, lane splitting is […]
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