By | March 9th, 2017

Sleep is a powerful drive that can overtake anyone. When you go to bed, there is no conscious decision to fall asleep. Instead, you wait until sleep overtakes you. The body simply “switches off” the conscious mind without your “permission.” This is what makes drowsy driving so dangerous. No matter how hard you fight it, your conscious mind will turn off, and at that point, your car is moving 65 mph down the highway without a driver. If you attempt various tricks to stay awake such as loud music and.

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By | March 9th, 2017

Whether you drive a car or ride a motorcycle, driving/riding defensively is the key to avoiding a crash caused by other people. The proliferation of tech gadgets has made distracted driving as big a danger to public safety as drunk driving. Although distracted and drunk driving are vastly different, both cause serious driver impairment. Spotting a distracted driver is as simple as looking for a cell phone held close to the driver’s head. However, other gadgets are kept out of sight such as dashboard mounted devices or when they’re held.

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By | March 2nd, 2017

Every year, thousands of Americans sustain eye injuries in a car accident. One of them is retinal detachment. What is Retinal Detachment? According to the Mayo Clinic, a retinal detachment describes an emergency situation in which the thin layer of tissue (the retina) at the back of the eye pulls away from its normal position. The detachment separates the retina cells from the layer of blood vessels that are responsible for providing oxygen and nourishment. Symptoms The condition is painless, however there are warning signs before it occurs or has advanced..

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By | February 23rd, 2017

Many Californians living in the coastal areas get little exposure to driving in snowy conditions. This lack of practice can cause problems when driving in inland areas, especially the mountains. When visiting or vacationing in these places, drive safely and avoid a car accident using these six tips: Bring Tire Chains and Know How to Use Them Even if your driving skill and car are more than up to the task of traveling¬†on snow-covered roads, sometimes chains are required. Look for “chain required” signs. The sign will show one of.

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By | February 23rd, 2017

To many drivers, speeding is a violation of the posted speed limit. However, this is a narrow definition and isn’t always technically correct. The posted speed limit applies to good driving conditions. For less ideal conditions you must follow California’s basic speed law that states you can’t drive faster than is safe for the current driving conditions. This means you will have to exercise your judgment to determine the safe speed. However, the police can cite you for violating the basic speed law if your speed is too fast according.

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By | February 16th, 2017

The roads are dangerous places for new drivers. As we mentioned previously, California Highway Patrol officers have noted that the statewide death toll led to the loss of 2,835 lives while operating a vehicle. Add to this the 159,115 injury accidents that motorists were involved in, and it is no small wonder that parents of teens worry about the crash potential when handing junior the keys to a car. The Car-buying Dilemma California parents want to keep freshly minted teen drivers safe but typically cannot afford to buy the latest.

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By | February 16th, 2017

Many people worry about their personal safety. They avoid walking in dark alleys. They look both ways before crossing the street. And they lock their doors at night. However, when using a car, many people don’t use seatbelts. It isn’t because they’re unaware of the potential danger because seatbelt safety is taught when getting a driver’s license. It could be because car accidents don’t happen every day, and people consider one an unlikely event. Here are three reasons given by people for not wearing seatbelts: I’m a Good Driver and.

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By | February 9th, 2017

Thanks to the Internet, the world is a more connected place. While this is a good thing overall, it also facilitates the spread of misconceptions. Some misconceptions are harmless while others concerning winter driving may cause a car accident. If you intend to drive in areas with snow and ice this winter, here are three winter driving myths that are best left ignored: All Season Tires Work for All Seasons The name “all season tires” only applies to areas that don’t get snow or ice over the winter. Using these.

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By | February 9th, 2017

Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous ways that two vehicles can crash. The impacts occur at high velocity because the speed of both cars add. Poorly executed passing on two lane highways often cause this type of accident. Although passing another car using the oncoming traffic lane will always be dangerous, bad passing habits increase the danger to unacceptable levels. Here are six dangerous passing practices: Passing a vehicle that’s traveling near the speed limit. Exceeding the speed limit is illegal regardless of the circumstances. The passing zones, which.

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By | January 26th, 2017

Tailgating is all-too-common on the roads today. Not only does it give you little reaction time when the car in front brakes, the car also blocks your view of the road ahead. If the vehicle in front is a truck, then your lack of visibility is compounded. Tailgating a motorcyclist threatens the person’s life. Motorcyclists can fall off their bikes on slippery pavement or when they hit a pothole. Should this happen to a motorcyclist just a few feet in front of you, you won’t have time to avoid hitting.

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