Pedestrian Fatalities Continue to Occur at Record Rates*This post was originally published on March 28, 2018. It has been updated to include new information. Despite the efforts of policymakers, safety advocates and law enforcement in recent years,...

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What Are the Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?*This post was originally published on August 27, 2018. It has been updated to include new information. Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation, and the use of motorcycles on...

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Mobile Workforce Drives 1,200 Distracted Miles a YearBy now, we know well the dangers of distracted driving. The detrimental effects of being distracted behind the wheel are well documented, and smartphone use tops the list of distractions,...

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Young Drivers in Riverside County at Higher Risk for Fatal AccidentsIn 2017, there were 55 fatal collisions in Riverside County involving victims between the ages of 16 and 25. And this year’s traffic fatalities involving young drivers are already nearing...

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Top Causes of Car Accidents in the U.S.More than 32,000 people are killed and another 2 million are injured in motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. Unfortunately, the fatality rate for car accidents in the U.S. was...

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New Study Shows Most Drivers are Distracted on the RoadsDistracted driving is dangerous. Over and over, studies show how just a few seconds spent looking at your phone instead of the road can result in a devastating accident. But...

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Why Punish Distracted Drivers?All distracted driving is illegal if it is a wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. But what acts should be specified as illegal? Will a person wearing an...

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Trucking Company Settles Drowsy Driving Claim for $9 MillionA trucking company has agreed to a $9 million settlement over claims that its driver was using his cell phone, then fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into another...

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Smartphone Use Behind the Wheel Much Deadlier Than the Data ShowsCrash data shows smartphones were a factor in just over 1% of traffic fatalities in 2015. But other evidence points toward distracted driving as a leading cause of traffic-related deaths,...

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How Do You Prove a Driver was Distracted?Distracted driving is estimated to cause nearly one in every five auto accidents. These accidents result in 9 deaths and 1,000 injuries each year in the U.S., according to the...

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Is Answering Your Ringing Phone While Driving More Dangerous than Texting?You know that using your mobile device while driving is dangerous, but did you know that locating and reaching for a ringing phone might actually be even more dangerous? Research...

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Inattention Behind the Wheel Could Be Causing Many AccidentsIf you’ve ever let your mind wander while you were driving, you aren’t alone: a new study shows a majority of drivers reported doing so, leading researchers to believe that...

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Pedestrian Safety Month Draws Attention to Traffic SafetySeptember is Pedestrian Safety Month, and with summer winding down, and many tourists and snowbirds returning to the area, it’s a great time to revisit traffic safety. The Coachella Valley...

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Is Distraction Responsible for Spike in Pedestrian Deaths?Distraction is a significant contributor to the increase in pedestrian deaths nationwide. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, the U.S. has experienced an 11% increase in pedestrian fatalities from...

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Is Driving with Kids More Distracting than Texting while Driving?By now, we all know how dangerous texting and driving is—but could driving with kids be just as dangerous? The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that child passengers can...

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Statistics Show Sharp Increase in High Desert Fatal CrashesHigh Desert fatal crashes are on an upward trend, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Statistics from both entities show a sharp...

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