A previous post on this blog discussed how many victims of bicycle accidents are minor children, which is not surprising since the bicycle is one of the best ways for Costa Mesa children under 16 or so to get around independently.
Here in California, driving remains more of a necessity than a choice if you want to get anywhere. Major cities may have public transportation, but since there are many spread-out areas of the state, you may not be able to take advantage of other means of travel.
It may be a common perception that Los Angeles residents, at least those who are out in the professional world, feel like they have to text and drive in order to keep their jobs or, at a minimum, stay on the cutting edge in their professional lives.
A wrong way accident in the greater Los Angeles area left two people, a mother and her daughter, dead. Additionally, another man is in the hospital recovering from injuries that authorities describes as major.
Especially in a state like California that loves technology, cars that have systems built in which can help drivers do a lot of basic safety tasks, like brake or maintain a steady cruising speed, are all the rage. These vehicles are in theory supposed to help drivers avoid accidents and, as an added bonus, conserve energy by preventing fluctuations in speed and jerky starts and stops.
Few other roadways in the country receive as much attention and traffic as California's Pacific Coast Highway. Referred to as the PCH by locals, this highway offers some of the most beautiful views in the country.
While distracted driving happens throughout the year, a recent study suggests that it is more common for people to drive distracted during the summer months. Specifically, the study found that, relative to other months, the frequency of distracted driving increases by 10 percent during June, July and August.
If you have lived in California for any length of time, you have probably driven or ridden the Pacific Coast Highway. Parts of the highway offer you beautiful views and windy roads. You may even find a place to stop and admire the scenery.