Vehicle deaths decreased slightly in 2017 but were still much higher than in 2015, according to research from the National Safety Council. They estimated that fatalities associated with vehicle accidents topped 40,000 for the second year in a row. These estimates are not official federal figures that are collected after an analysis of accidents which…

Ever been tempted to try out a new driving tactic after watching a new move with reckless behavior? Maybe you were just trying things out to be funny for your movie-going friend, but reckless behavior after seeing it in movies could actually increase your chances of a ticket- or worse. Evidence suggests that you may…

There are so many different types of vehicle accidents and all carry the possibility for devastation and significant consequences for those who are hurt. A rear end shunt collision occurs when one vehicle strikes another from behind and forces that first vehicle forward. This could lead to a catastrophic collision with multiple vehicles and a…

A California Highway Patrol officer shared that an early morning crash in Fallbrook killed one and sent three other victims to the hospital. Although the California Highway Patrol is still carrying out their investigation of what caused this Fallbrook area crash, officers believe that alcohol or drugs may have contributed to the collision. A 19-year-old…

If you’ve recently been hurt in a serious vehicle accident in California, filing an insurance claim is probably at the top of your list. Your first instinct may be to contact your own insurance carrier to report the crash. If you don’t believe you were at fault for the accident, however, you need to contact…

Fatalities on California roadways have garnered increasing attention from legislators, regulators and safety advocates who are looking for ways to cut down on lost life due to preventable vehicle accidents. A minor was recently killed in an I-15 crash in San Diego. That San Diego fatal accident has regulators wondering if there are better ways…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported in 2017 that for police-reported crashes, drowsy driving appeared to be a factor over just 1% of incidents. However, a recent analysis of more than 700 crashes conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that drowsiness was a factor in nearly 10% of vehicle crashes and…

Wrong way drivers on freeways across California will soon be seeing plenty of red reflectors. A number of different fatal crashes have prompted Caltrans and safety advocates to think of ways to alert drivers that they are going in the wrong direction. Red plastic reflectors that are aimed in the wrong direction will be posted…

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