Road safety experts have identified a new type of dangerous distraction that is affecting motorists these days – videoconferencing. According to an NBC news report, with the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are working from home away from our office desks and connecting with colleagues via Zoom or other types of videoconferencing platforms. Experts say that as millions of Americans spend hours at a time in videoconferences and then jump in their car, many are struggling to maintain their concentration. …Read the rest »
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Car Accidents - Bisnar Chase Blog
Car Accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries in California today, and they are preventable in almost all circumstances. Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys blogs about car accidents that happen in Southern California as a way to maintain awareness about the dangers of car crashes and hopefully prevent injuries or deaths from happening in the future.
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The coronavirus pandemic did not just put our lives on hold, but it also emptied out our roadways due to statewide lockdowns. However, pretty soon, as case rates drop and vaccinations increase, Californians will start commuting to work again after more than a year of being cooped up indoors. The Los Angeles Times reports that legislators in California and across the country are introducing a number of bills to curb speed and enhance road safety for all users. …Read the rest »
Excessive speed was the main cause of a car accident in the Palos Verdes area that left golfer Tiger Woods with severe injuries back in February, according to a determination made by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a news conference that Woods’ SUV was traveling between 84 and 87 mph – nearly twice the posted speed limit when it struck a raised median. …Read the rest »
April is observed as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This year, it comes just two months before California Assembly Bill 47 takes effect. This new law will make distracted driving a more serious offense. Existing law provides an exemption for using a cell phone while driving if the device is designed to be used hands-free, for example, with a Bluetooth device. However, starting July 1, if a driver receives a second violation within 36 months for using a handheld cell phone or texting while driving, they will be fined, and it will add a point to their driver’s record. …Read the rest »
An underage teen in Florida who was driving a Tesla without a driver’s license or the owner’s permission got creative when she was stopped by police. According to an Electrek news report, officials said she decided to get into the back seat and claim that the Tesla was self-driving. The incident occurred near Daytona Beach where a law enforcement officer pulled over a Tesla Model Y that was driving on the wrong side of the road. …Read the rest »
Motor vehicle deaths have increased by 8% in 2020 in spite of fewer people on the roads due to COVID-19 lockdowns, according to a report released by the National Safety Council (NSC). Officials with the nonprofit told ABC News that the wide-open roads appear to have given drivers an open invitation to engage in reckless driving. NSC, which focuses on promoting safety in the United States, said in its report that in spite of a 13% decrease in miles driven in 2020, the estimated rate of death on roads last year spiked 24% over the previous 12-month period. …Read the rest »
Young drivers who use hand-held cellphones while driving to text, talk or post on social media also exhibit other risky behaviors behind the wheel, according to a new study. Researchers from Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Center for Software, say talking or texting on a smartphone while driving correlates with a whole range of dangerous driving practices for many young, novice drivers – from driving while intoxicated to speeding, running red lights and passing other vehicles in an unsafe manner. …Read the rest »
While golfing legend Tiger Woods has told officials he doesn’t remember the rollover crash in Palos Verdes that left him hospitalized with serious leg injuries, investigators hope that the electronic data recorder or “black box” they have recovered from the SUV Woods was driving, can help provide valuable information about how the crash occurred. The Genesis GV80, like most modern trucks and cars, was equipped with an electronic data recorder and computer hardware to serve as a digital witness of sorts, the Los Angeles Times reports. …Read the rest »
A little-known luxury SUV that was loaned to Tiger Woods for a sponsored tournament in Southern California may have saved his life. According to a report in the Daily Mail, the legendary golfer was driving a Genesis GV80. Woods lost control of the SUV when he was driving in the Palos Verdes area the morning of Feb. 23. The vehicle rolled over leaving the 45-year-old Woods with a shattered right shinbone and calf bone. He underwent elaborate leg surgery the same day and is said to be recovering. …Read the rest »
Golfing legend Tiger Woods is undergoing surgery after suffering multiple leg injuries in a rollover crash in Palos Verdes the morning of Feb. 23. According to a KTLA news report, Woods was the lone occupant in the SUV when it crashed in the area of Hawthorne Boulevard and Blackhorse Road on the border of Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates. …Read the rest »