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July 2018 Archives

Are bicyclists at higher risk of injury in summer?

There are few pleasures in life greater than riding your bike on a beautiful day and enjoying the gorgeous weather. When summertime arrives, many bicyclists will be doing exactly that, but are you more vulnerable to biking-related injuries in the summertime? There are a few reasons to believe that the answer is yes. Whether your skill level is that of a professional or a hobbyist, you should be careful.

Study shows female drivers more likely to be distracted

A study published in Risk Analysis: An International Journal relates some things about distracted driving that may be of interest to California residents. Researchers found that women are more likely than men to use their phones while driving. In addition, the study shows that the more experienced the driver, the less likely it is that he or she will use their phone.

Car and trucks associated with the most injuries after a crash

The good news is that most of the new cars available for drivers in California include high-tech features designed to improve safety and minimize injuries in the event of an accident. However, certain cars and trucks offer more crash protection than others, according to insurance loss statistics reported by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI).

Travelers warns about summertime distracted driving

The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of a leading provider of property casualty insurance, hosted an event called Every Second Matters™ back in June to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. The institute used new research data to show that the issue becomes more prominent in the summer, so California residents who are planning to take road trips soon should take note.

Businesses responsible for avoiding on-premises injuries

When people in California go out to shop at a mall, visit the laundromat or watch a movie, they rarely expect to encounter severe hazards along the way. However, when business owners do not maintain their properties, dangers could lurk for unsuspecting consumers. In fact, many people have been seriously injured in slip-and-fall accidents caused by hazardous conditions in places that people might expect to be safe and well-kept. Business owners with premises open to the public have a responsibility to keep their properties safe for visitors and guests.

Driver and pedestrian distraction causing increase in fatalities

In California and the rest of the U.S., pedestrian fatalities have sharply increased over the past decade even though cars have become safer. Experts attribute this increase in pedestrian deaths to the problem of driver distraction.