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Study shows accident risk declines after eye surgery

People in California who want to find ways to improve their safety on the road might often think about laws that could be created or stronger penalties for those who break those laws. These actions often some means of guiding drivers to the behaviors that are desired and away from the behaviors that are not. There are, however, other avenues to reducing the risk of an accident on the road that may actually be related to caring for one's health.

New state law loosens safety requirements

Many people in California have witnessed firsthand the amazing influx of electric scooters in their local areas. These new modes of transportation may look fun and inviting to many but they may also be somewhat dangerous, especially in the event of an accident. Just like riding a motorcycle, a bicycle, a skateboard or a non-motorized scooter, a person is always at a grave risk for a head injury if they crash for whatever reason.

Selfies: A form of distracted driving

If you use your phone while driving in Los Angeles, you are not alone. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 660,000 motorists use their cellphones at any given moment of the day. Although talking or texting on a cellphone while driving is prohibited in California, it still occurs. It does not stop there, however. Drivers who take selfies while behind the wheel may cause a catastrophic car accident, putting their lives and the lives of others at risk.

What can bicyclists can do to make bike riding safer?

Bicyclists who want to enjoy the beautiful California weather should not have to worry about ending up in a hospital due to a serious traffic accident. One of the keys to safe bike riding is to maintain full control of the bicycle and not allow an unexpected problem to suddenly cause a bike riding disaster. Fortunately, you can take simple steps before you mount your bike that can help make your next bike ride safer.

Group seeks to create stigma around distracted driving

For several decades now, numerous campaigns against drinking and driving have been launched in California. These awareness efforts have focused on trying to reduce the number of accidents caused by drunk drivers in part by conjuring up very negative images in people's minds when they hear the term "drunk driver". The path to effectiveness here is to make people think negatively of those who choose to drive when they are drunk.

Truck tire blow out leads to tragic accident

California residents are very used to seeing large tractor trailers carrying a wide range of goods around their state and from their state to other parts of the country. Produce is one crop commonly carried by these big rigs given California's importance in feeding the nation. As important as semi trucks are to commerce, they are also potentially very dangerous when not properly maintained or when involved in accidents.

Drinking water may ease driver fatigue

There are many things that go into helping drivers in California operate their vehicles safely. From defensive driving tactics to obeying the laws of the road and more, every driver in vehicles small and large has an obligation to themselves, their passengers and people in other vehicles to drive responsibly. This includes avoiding driving when overly tired. Fatigue is a known problem for truckers but can affect any driver.

Pedestrian safety tips as days get shorter

California may have a lovely moderate climate from a temperature perspective but that does not take away the reality that the days get shorter as autumn approaches. The additional hours of dusk and dark time can be challenging for people who still want to enjoy being outside and active. As Labor Day approaches, now is a good time to get a refresher on some of the things pedestrians and even bicyclists can do to stay safe.

The potential dangers of airbags

When consumers in California purchase new or new-to-them vehicles after carefully evaluating the safety features offered, they should be able to trust that those features will in fact keep them and their loved ones safe. Unfortunately, one of the most common features on cars today that is designed solely to prevent or minimize injuries to people during accidents may actually harm them. In some cases, people have even been killed by them. These features are airbags.

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