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What are the rules in crosswalks?

California drivers face many road hazards, perhaps the biggest being other drivers. Those who drink and drive, text while driving and speed in areas they shouldn’t cause billions of dollars in damages, medical care and emergency expenses every year. Drivers should understand that they are taking their lives in their own hands whenever they are behind the wheel. Perhaps pedestrians need to understand the risks as well.

Motorcyclist killed in head-on collision

Many people in Southern California love the freedom of riding a motorcycle and the pleasant and temperate weather makes that a viable option for them all year long. Unfortunately there can be a great risk in riding a motorcycle among other vehicles due to the inherent lack of protection around a rider. When other drivers make negligent and dangerous choices, the risk can only increase.

What is the speed limit on California roads?

When you study to take your driver’s exam in California, you memorize the rules of the road, including speed limits in school zones, neighborhoods and highways. Several years later, some of the limits have become ingrained, while others you may not remember at all. There may also be new laws and changes since you initially learned to drive.

What’s the big deal about hydroplaning?

A driver who successfully commutes in the rain may tend to downplay the dangers of hydroplaning. In fact, you may have already experienced a few seconds of hydroplaning and come out fine on the other side. But the hazards are real, and like any dangerous road condition, can cause accidents that result in injuries and death.

What issues do self-driving car makers face?

If you are a resident of California, you may well have seen a self-driving vehicle somewhere on the road in the last couple of years. Certainly the state is one of the key places from where the development of these vehicles is being led. However, you may have your concerns about how safe these cars really are and what issues might be experienced by the companies working to develop and further the technology used in them.

Understanding whiplash from a car crash

Some people in California might be quick to dismiss the concept of whiplash as a serious injury but they should not do this. Whiplash is a real injury that impacts many people and can cause serious pain and reduced functioning. Understanding it is important as it can happen as the result of even a relatively minor accident.

Highlighting the risks posed by eating while driving

You have likely heard enough horror stories told by people in Los Angeles to avoid even considering getting behind the wheel after having been drinking. That same might true of texting or talking on your cell phone while driving. Yet our team here at Pheffer Law can attest to the fact that there are several other distractions that can make you or others dangerous while behind the wheel. What is more, these forms of distraction may present an even greater threat given that they are activities that most would view as being mundane and harmless. 

Preventing a car accident: proactive steps

In today's fast-paced world, it is rare to go even a few moments without a distraction. However, the constant use of cell phones and other distracting activities have in part led to an unsettling increase in car accidents across the nation. Most Los Angeles drivers understand the consequences of driving while sidetracked, but there are other preventative steps ones can take to avoid a catastrophic wreck altogether.

Preventing a car accident this summer, the right way

Most California drivers have heard it all before: wear a seatbelt, stay away from cell phones and pay attention when operating a vehicle. Yet when many jump behind the wheel, safety precautions often fly out the window. While a number of distractions have long been a threat on America's roads, some safety tips and current discussions on new technologies can give insight on preventing crashes in the future. 

Important tips after a vehicle crash

California residents know that there is always the chance of being involved in a motor vehicle accident when they get into their cars. Fortunately many such accidents are minor but that does not mean that people should avoid taking certain steps after they happen. It is always important for motorists to protect themselves at every step of the way.

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