If you suffered injuries in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you may assume that a cellphone was involved in some capacity. In reality, there are many different types of distraction, and they all pose a deadly threat to every other driver and passenger on California roads.
Unfortunately, not all drivers are safe when they get behind the wheel. Even though motorists in California are aware of the rules of the road and what it takes to be a safe driver, various types of negligence and recklessness can occur. One serious type of reckless behavior is drunk driving. Such a situation does not only generate risks for the driver and his or her passengers but it also creates many serious dangers for other travelers on the roadways.
Residents in Costa Mesa unfortunately encounter automobile accidents rather frequently. Whether it is a minor fender-bender during rush hour traffic or a severe crash caused by a negligent driver, it is important that motorists pass accident sites with much caution. In some cases, travelers might encounter vehicles pulled off to the side of the road because they have car trouble. Even though this is not an accident site, it is still critical to use caution. The failure to do so could result in a serious and unexpected collision.
To knowingly participate in behavior known to be both dangerous and illegal seems foolish in the extreme. And yet, despite years of public campaigns and state legislations, motorists from California to Connecticut continue to drive distracted.
Tragedy struck multiple families last week when a car collided with a bus in Anaheim, California near Disneyland, killing one and injuring 14. The crash happened on Harbor Boulevard just north of Ball Road, causing road closures to both Ball Road and Vermont Avenue for hours after the crash. The crash occurred at approximately 11:15am, and kept the roads closed until nearly 4pm.
By now, most adults in Orange County are probably aware that on Nov. 8, voters in California passed Proposition 64, which legalized marijuana for recreational use. While the full effects of this in the years to come may be uncertain, some people are concerned about what this could mean when it comes to auto accidents. State legislator Tom Lackey has those concerns, and is now trying to pass a law that would allow police officers to use roadside machines to test whether drivers are under the influence of marijuana.
Mobile devices have become an integral part of many people's lives in California and elsewhere. That does not mean, however, that using them does not pose some risk, especially when a person uses them while driving. In recent years, incidents and accidents associated with distracted driving have increased substantially, and many state and federal agencies have published some grim statistics regarding cell phone use behind the wheel.
When on California roadways, not even the safest drivers are immune from encountering a drunk driver and its accompanying consequences. With any motor vehicle accident, including those involving a drunk driver, there is the potential for serious injuries and fatalities. Along with that are the inevitable challenges surviving family members have to confront after the loss of a loved one. Because of this, after a fatal car accident it is important to have advice from an attorney to determine what steps need to be taken next in hopes of recovering damages suffered.
People should always make safety a top priority when they get in the driver's seat of an automobile. Part of driving safely involves adhering to all traffic laws, including those related to traffic control devices. However, safe driving also requires people to operate their vehicles at appropriate speeds for the particular road conditions. This may mean slowing down to a speed that is below the limit under certain circumstances.
Huntington Beach is a popular destination with numerous bars and restaurants along its well-known Main Street. Many of the people who flock to Main Street have begun to utilize rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft to avoid drinking and driving. However, using these services has presented a new set of safety challenges for the Huntington Beach police.