When you are shopping, you are not expecting to suffer an injury. You are simply out buying food, clothes or other goods. Unfortunately, retail stores are not always up to par. If a store has hazardous conditions, such as an overcrowded aisle or slippery floor, you could sustain an injury while shopping.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
California motorcyclists may be interested to learn that, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 4,976 motorcycle fatalities in 2015. The number was an 8 percent increase over the previous year, where there were 4,594 fatalities. However, there were 88,000 reported motorcycle injuries in 2015, a 3 percent decrease from the previous year.