News reports make it appear that all cases of distracted driving are related to cell phones and texting. This is simply not the case according to the National Safety Council. Since cell phone usage accounts for just over 50% of driving distractions it is worth looking at the "rest of the story."
United claims you can fly the friendly skies however it appears that as long as you're on the ground all bets are off! In a video most of America has seen, a man with a ticket was removed after he had legally boarded a United passenger jet Sunday. Do you suppose it ever occurred to this customer the best way to get arrested was to buy a plane ticket, show up on time and board as instructed? In case you haven't heard United demanded four passengers disembark the flight they were on because United oversold the flight. After they asked for volunteers it boiled down to a lone passenger who refused to leave. The passenger who was forcibly removed by security guards was also a physician. The video is on youtube.com for all to see.
Technology advances used to be limited to computers and cell phones and these days everything seems to be impacted, including e-cigs or "vaping" with serious consequences. The reality is battery technology has finally caught up to e-cigs.
A just released study shows that California leads the nation in pedestrian deaths with an increase of 11% in the past 6 months. The study went on to reveal the shocking fact that almost 2 pedestrians per day die in the Golden State. The most disturbing aspect is the cause is known and the deaths preventable.
Distracted driving crashes are preventable. Drivers who aren't giving the road their full attention can crash into other vehicles. This can injure innocent people who were just going about their normal activities. If you were the victim of a distracted driving accident, you might have injuries. Those injuries might require medical care, time off work and other damages. You should know these basic points about distracted driving crashes if you are dealing with the aftermath of one and plan to seek compensation.
Recently a child in Southern California was injured by a piece of debris after a drone collided with a tree. That piece of debris hit the child as she was in a stroller. In another incident a small child in the United Kingdom was rendered partially blind by a drone that was being flown by a family friend and the friend lost control.
Involved parties at the scene of an accident often disagree regarding who is at fault in an accident. After such an emotional event, people should not be discussing fault without a police officer or independent witness present. Emotions are high and no one is eager to accept blame.
Kids and adults are attacked by dogs more often than most people are willing to believe. The consequences of those attacks are immediate and can be severe and even lead to death. Statistics from the Center for Disease Control suggest over 4 million people are attacked by dogs each year.
A San Francisco jury awarded $4 Million dollars to the son of a 51 year old Lori Helmer who was struck and killed by a Golden Gate Transit Bus while she was out jogging one morning. The facts of the case are clear in that Lori Helmer had a green light and a walk sign when she entered the crosswalk.
As you may know, Sacramento is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the state of California (as well as the entire country). For this reason, you may get the urge to commute to and from work on a bicycle, as opposed to using your personal vehicle or taking public transportation.
While there is no denying the benefits associated with using your bike to commute - such as the ability to save on the cost of gas - you need to remember one thing: Automobile drivers are not always friendly when traveling in close proximity to cyclists. For one reason or another, some of these drivers don't think they have to share the road with cyclists.