Recent Posts in Distracted Driving Category

  • What are the dangers you can face during Spring Break?

    Staying Safe During Spring Break There are many issues a spring breaker could run into in their week of bliss. The following highlights the biggest dangers, and explains effective methods for minimizing the danger you’ll face while on Spring Break. Auto Accidents A new study by Science Daily shows that in warm climate, spring break “hot spots,” automobile accidents dramatically increase. This ...
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  • Reading iPhone Maps While Driving: Is it Ok?

    Legally speaking, yes, a Californian is legally protected when they reach down and glance at their smartphones while driving in order to double check the directions to a friends house. Or a better way of phrasing that: so far, in the state of California, using the map function on smartphones while driving is legally permissible. A recent court ruling by California’s 5th district court of appeals ...
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  • Comparative vs. Contributory Negligence

    When a personal injury lawsuit involves negligence, it is common for fault to be shared to some extent by both parties. For example, take a car and motorcycle accident where the motorcyclist suffers injury to the head or neck. The driver would be considered negligent if they were speeding; however, if the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet, they could be deemed negligent too, and partially ...
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  • National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 19-25)

    October 19-25 is National Teen Driver Safety Week , the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s safety campaign for teen drivers. Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of death for youth ages 14 to 18 in the United States. Statistics show that almost half of teens involved in car crashes die. However, a recent survey shows that only 25 percent of parents have a serious ...
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  • Adults Texting while Driving more than Teens

    It’s well known that texting while driving is a quickly-growing problem that endangers all involved. Most people associate texting and driving with teenagers-however, recent statistics have shown that more adults than children admit to texting while driving. According to a recent survey by AT&T, about half of adults admit to texting while driving, compared with 43 percent of teen surveyed. What’s ...
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  • The Increased Crash Rate for Elders Driving with Pets

    A new study has found that there is an increased risk for car crash for senior drivers who regularly take a pet in the car. The study, which was performed by researchers at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, found that the crash risk for drivers who always drove with their pets was twice as high as that of drivers who never drove with a pet. Crash rates for those who sometimes or rarely ...
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  • Stricter Enforcement for Texting-While-Driving

    Americans Request on Stricter Enforcement for Text-While-Driving 71 percent of teens admit to composing text messages while driving, and 78 percent admit to reading text messages while driving. Doing other activities such as texting while driving, referred to as “distracted driving” by the U.S. Department of Transportation, has become an epidemic in recent years. In 2012 alone, 3,328 people were ...
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  • Don't Use That Cell Phone!

    What do you have to say that can’t wait until you are out of your vehicle? Do yourself and others on the road a favor and wait until you are at your final destination to use your cell phone. Driving on New Jersey roads is dangerous enough without the added risk of cell phone usage. According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, 25 percent of all car accidents are caused by ...
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  • Pedestrian Accidents

    Today, more people are turning to walking as their primary mode of transportation. Unfortunately, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 5,000 pedestrians die every year after being hit by a motor vehicle and almost 80,000 more suffer injury due to accidents with a car, truck or motorcycle. Many of these accidents are avoidable and caused by driver ...
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  • Motorcycle Accident, Am I At Fault?

    Drivers of motorcycles are at a higher risk of injury and death than those of passenger vehicles. They must take extra care and precautions to ensure that they are visible to other motorists. More often than not, motorcycle accidents happen when the driver of another vehicle does not recognize the motorcyclist as an oncoming vehicle. The vast majority of accidents between a motorcycle and another ...
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  • Distracted Driving Can Kill You!

    In the time it takes you to make one phone call from behind the wheel of your vehicle, someone could be killed. Driving a vehicle in California is a privilege, not a right. If you have the privilege of driving a vehicle, you also have the responsibility to pay attention and stay focused when driving. However, today, too many people allow themselves to get distracted when driving, and more often, ...
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  • Distracted Driving: Calling While Driving Accident

    Cell phone usage while driving is a common occurrence even though there are laws prohibiting it. You often see people, not only talking, but texting as well. When you are concentrating on something other than driving, your negligent distraction can cause negative and possibly deadly consequences. California Vehicle Code Section 23123(a) states, “A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using ...
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    HIGH SPEED REAR END COLLISION – CATASTROPHIC BRAIN INJURY

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    DELIVERY TRUCK ACCIDENT – AMPUTATION & BRAIN INJURY

    National package delivery truck driver veered from his lane of traffic to on-coming lane and hit head on, drove up, and over ...

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    MOTORCYCLIST STRUCK BY VAN—SEVERE LOWER LEG INJURY

    A school van turned left in front of a motorcyclist, nearly taking off his lower left leg. The accident resulted in a serious ...