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Tips for Avoiding a San Jose Pedestrian Accident

May 20th, 2015 by

San Jose Pedestrian Accidents: Increasing Fatalities There were 339 pedestrian injuries and 12 pedestrian fatalities in San Jose in 2012 (SWITRS). The number of fatalities almost doubled in 2013 and the San Jose Police Department cited that the majority of pedestrian accident fatalities were due to alcohol or drug use by either the pedestrian or Read More »

Orange County Pedestrian Accidents

May 14th, 2015 by

Orange County Pedestrian Accidents Pedestrian accidents are not uncommon in California. In fact, the state of California accounted for about 17 percent of pedestrian accidents in the United States in 2012 (NHTSA 2012). Southern California itself accounts for more than half of California pedestrian accidents. In Orange County there were 47 pedestrian fatalities, and 864 Read More »

Top Causes and Locations of San Francisco Pedestrian Accidents

May 14th, 2015 by

Top 3 Causes of San Francisco Pedestrian Accidents According to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) in 2011, San Francisco saw about 861 pedestrian accidents which resulted in injuries or fatalities. Motorists were at fault 68 percent of the time, and pedestrians were at fault 32 percent of the time. These are the top 3 Read More »

Ford Power Steering Recall Affects 487,301 Vehicles

May 13th, 2015 by

Ford Power Steering Recall Ford Motor Company is recalling 487,301 vehicles due to the possibility of the loss of power steering assist. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that snow or water containing road salt or other contaminants may corrode attachment bolts within the electric power steering gear motor. If the bolts corrode, the Read More »

Chicago Police Brutality Victims Receive Justice

May 12th, 2015 by

Victims of police abuse in Chicago during the 1970’s and 1980’s will soon be receiving an apology. On May 6th 2015 the City of Chicago decided to pay $5.5 million in reparations to victims of torture and abuse brought on by the notorious group of officers called the “Midnight Crew” in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Read More »

Los Angeles Pedestrian Safety Tips

May 5th, 2015 by

Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Facts The city of Los Angeles, which is known for gridlock traffic, has been promoting alternative routes of transportation such as riding a bike or walking. While those alternatives are environmentally friendly, new safety risks arise. In 2012 there were 5,094 pedestrians injured, and 203 pedestrians killed in accidents throughout Los Angeles. Read More »

Teen Driving Safety Tips

April 29th, 2015 by

Teen Driving Safety: Accident Factors Teen drivers are at a higher risk of accidents than adults. Teen drivers are new drivers. They may not know how to handle certain situations, and engage in risky or distracted driving. The following mistakes are commonly made by teenage drivers according to DMV.org. These mistakes, along with other factors Read More »

California Teen Driving Laws

April 22nd, 2015 by

California Teen Driving Laws In California, at the age of 15 and 6 months teens are allowed to apply for a drivers permit. After 6 months of practice and a test, they can obtain a driver’s license. However, driver supervision should not stop, even if a license is granted. Teen drivers, especially those who have had their license Read More »

Signs That You Were Injured in a Car Accident

April 16th, 2015 by

Injuries sustained in a car accident aren’t always apparent. There isn’t always a correlation between the severity of an accident and the seriousness of an injury. Even though you may feel like you are walking away injury free, it’s important to seek medical attention. Internal injuries or those related to the brain may become present Read More »

Defective Airbag Toyota Recall

April 9th, 2015 by

Defective Airbag Toyota Recall Toyota has announced the voluntary recall of approximately 4,971 units of passenger airbags. According to the National Safety Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) the vehicles are being recalled due to a defect in the Occupancy Classification System (OCS) that activates or disables the air bag. In the event of a car crash Read More »

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