While California has among the nation’s best highway safety laws when it comes to protecting people, its laws governing teen drivers need to be toughened, a report by the Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety, a nonpartisan watchdog group has found. According to a report in The Sacramento Bee, the advocacy group that studies that effectiveness of laws that are aimed at curbing distracted driving and seatbelt use, found that California did well in 10 out of 16 areas studied, notably when it comes to restrictions on DUI drivers, child protection and seat belt requirements. However, the state faltered when it came to laws involving teen drivers and on ignition locks to deter drunk driving. …Read the rest »
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Car Accidents - Bisnar Chase Blog
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The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) recently held a press conference to announce that hit-and-run fatalities in the city have been continuously increasing in the city and has skyrocketed 69% over the last five years. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, LAPD’s Chief Michel Moore said more than 236 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2019. He called on every driver in the city to “exercise heightened awareness and responsibility in the event of a car accident.” …Read the rest »
The New Year is just around the corner, and this means there are a number of new laws that will take effect, come Jan. 1. There are a few laws that will particularly affect drivers in California. Here are some new laws that will affect motorists and vehicle owners in the Golden State. …Read the rest »
Four major California cities, including the state’s capital, made it to the national “top 10” list of cities with the most aggressive drivers during the holidays, compiled by GasBuddy, a website that allows the public to search for real-time gas prices. The list has Sacramento in fourth place, San Francisco in fifth place and Los Angeles in San Diego in sixth and seventh places. In the top three spots were Atlanta, Nashville and Birmingham, Alabama. …Read the rest »
Montgomery County in Maryland is looking into camera technology that can be used to catch distracted drivers. According to a WAMU news report, a bill that is making its way to state legislature would allow the county to deploy automated cameras to catch distracted drivers and issue tickets. If allowed by the state, the county would then have to vote to use the technology. In fact, it would become one of the first municipalities in the United States to do so. …Read the rest »
If you’re traveling for Thanksgiving this weekend, it is important that you take adequate precautions to make sure you and your family members are safe. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, about 3.7 million Southern Californians are expected to take a car trip longer than 50 miles during the long weekend. And they’ll only be among the 55.3 million nationally who are traveling for the holiday. …Read the rest »
Nestle, the manufacturer of cereals, coffee, ice cream and other treats, has announced that it is recalling some of its signature ready-to-bake Toll House Cookie Dough products because of the possible presence of food-grade rubber pieces. According to an NPR news report, Nestle USA says that the recall is voluntary and only affects products distributed throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Millennials often get a bad rap when it comes to distracted driving. But, a recent Liberty Mutual Insurance survey shows that Baby Boomers don’t have the high ground on that issue either. The survey of course showed that millennials are the age group most likely to admit they have used a phone while driving, at 86%. Gen X was next at 72%. …Read the rest »
More than 50,000 buses are being recalled nationwide by the U.S. Department of Transportation after concerns have been raised about the seats not having sufficient padding to protect children in the event of a bus accident. According to a news report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that the seats may have been made with styrene blocks that might not provide enough impact absorption in certain specific areas around the steel seat frame of the back support. NHTSA also said that as such, the buses don’t comply with federal safety standards, particularly those regarding school bus passenger seating and crash protection. …Read the rest »
Helen Hunt, the star of “Mad About You” and Oscar-winning actress, was admitted to the hospital after a car accident at an intersection in Los Angeles. According to TMZ.com, Hunt, 56, was hospitalized after the black SUV in which she was traveling crashed into another vehicle. The impact from the collision, which occurred the afternoon of Oct. 16, knocked the SUV onto its side. Footage of the collision obtained by TMZ shows a white car hitting Hunt’s vehicle from the right as the SUV was traveling on a straight path across the intersection. …Read the rest »