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Choosing Safe Halloween Costumes For Your Kids

Halloween falls on October 31, but the costume planning and costume selection process may take days, weeks or even months. It can certainly be a lot of fun seeing your children get excited and creative about costumes, and there are many opportunities for bonding and making memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

Law to prevent truck accidents challenged by Congress

California state law currently recognizes the risk of having a fatigued driver in a large commercial truck by requiring more rest periods for drivers than under federal law. However, two of California's representatives to the U.S. House are looking to overturn any state's ability to enhance roadway safety with more breaks than are federally mandated.

The High Incidence Of California Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are a distressing and prevalent issue in California. Across the nation, pedestrian deaths represent nearly 15 percent of automobile accident fatalities, and California leads the nation in this horrifying statistic. In 2015, the number of pedestrian deaths in traffic accidents in California was at 23 percent.

Higher highway speed limits could mean more fatalities

Like lots of motorists anywhere, many California drivers may find themselves speeding over highway limits either intentionally or due to not paying attention to speedometers. They may not realize that the faster they go, the more likely they'll be involved in a fatal car accident.

3 important bicycle safety tips

Riding your bike comes with plenty of benefits. Whether you ride on the weekend for exercise or you use it to commute to work every day, you can get in shape, save money and fight pollution. Despite these advantages of cycling, you face unique risks when sharing the road with motorists. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were approximately 467,000 injured bicyclists in 2015. 

CVSA International Road check safety blitz gets underway

Truck drivers in California and around the country can expect more scrutiny between June 6 and June 8 as law enforcement agencies take part in the annual International Road check safety blitz conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. The nonprofit organization says that the goal of the effort is to protect road users and prevent truck accidents by encouraging compliance with and enforcing federal safety regulations.

Traffic fatality rates for vehicles

Motorists in California may be interested to know that SUVs and pickup trucks both have vehicle fatality rates that are better than the industry average, according to a recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The results of the study showed that the overall driver fatality rate for all passenger vehicles was 30 per million registrations for models dated from 2011 to 2014.

Sleep apnea a factor in truck driver accidents

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear a case by a truck driver who alleged that one of his carriers impeded against his rights by forcing him to undergo sleep apnea tests is sending waves throughout the trucking industry. The decision may lead to more screening requirements in California to determine if drivers suffer from the condition.

Poor urban design blamed for spike in pedestrian deaths

California is known for having heavy traffic, and pedestrians face an increasingly dangerous environment. A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association showed that pedestrian deaths from traffic accidents around the country rose 11 percent in 2016 compared to 2015. This spike in fatalities exacerbates the dangerous trend that produced a 12 percent increase in fatal pedestrian accidents between 2006 and 2015.