Drivers’ Aids May Increase Distractions

A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in collaboration with Virginia Tech has found that drives who own cars with assistance technology are nearly twice as likely to engage in distracted behavior like texting, playing with the radio or not paying attention to the road. The distracted behavior

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Cellphones Lead To Thousands Of Head And Neck Injuries Annually

The warnings against distracted driving have existed since cellphones have existed. The most important change in the last decade is cellphones have morphed into “smart” handheld devices. That change has moved injuries from the driver’s seat to so many other places. Researchers at Rutgers have reviewed information from a national

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Study Shows Helmets Save Cyclists Lives

In 2017 Sacramento had the second highest cyclists’ fatality rate in the nation. In 2018 the fatality rate rose by almost 300%! A detailed study proves head injuries are the biggest reason for bike related deaths. Not a single state requires adult riders to wear helmets. Even more troubling is

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Tesla Model S Door Handle Issues

Tesla has designed its cars with many futuristic items which are attractive to its customers. However, some of those items, despite their futuristic appearance, have proven deadly. A 48 year old anesthesiologist paid the ultimate price due to the design of a retractable door handle and others need to be

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Golf Cart D. U. I. Kills One And Injures One

A Texas man was killed and a Sacramento man injured and transferred to the hospital as the result of a golf cart crash. The Placerville Office of the CHP responded and is investigating this incident. The crash happened at Apple Mountain Golf Resort in Apple Hill on the 10th fairway.

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How We Can Change Sacramento’s Deadly Driving Culture

Being number one is usually a good thing. The Sacramento region is number one among big cities in California for killing or injuring children under 15 with our cars. We also have the highest per capita rate of alcohol-involved injury crashes. The reasons for this ranking are many and include

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Local Skydiving Center In The News Again…

Another parachutist was killed in Lodi this past week. The diver who died was skydiving on a very windy day and while they likely meant to land at the skydiving center they instead landed on the adjacent and very busy Highway 99 with a tragic result. The skydiver was from

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