For most of us, we cannot get through the day without the convenience of consumer products. Whether it is a motor vehicle, household item, tool or any other type of consumer good, these items are used to make things easier. Unfortunately, consumer products can fail or be defective. And because of these defects, the consumer could suffer much harm.
In California, residents throughout the state rely on motor vehicles to get around. Whether it is a personal vehicle or a form of public transportation, a wide variety of vehicles share the roadways. While it is possible to get to and from locations without issue, a motorist could also be faced with a negligent driver. In most cases, the effects of a negligent driver are unavoidable; thus, resulting in a serious or fatal automobile collision.
There are many bicyclists on the road in California. With the agreeable climate and the benefits to being a biker, this is no surprise. What is also unsurprising is the number of bicyclists who are losing their lives in a crash with a motor vehicle. Given the number of drivers who are not paying strict attention to the road, this is a growing problem. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of riders who died in a crash rose by 10 percent in the last year. The final numbers are expected to be the worst in more than three decades. Those who were injured or lost a loved one in a fatal bike accident should be cognizant of these statistics as it can be important when considering a legal filing for compensation.
When researchers assess driver behaviors and study statistics to determine the safest and most dangerous areas in the United States, there are many factors that are considered. To be as accurate as possible, the numbers must be quantified after they have been accrued. With that, it is a worrisome result when a new study said California is among the worst when it comes to safe driving.