When you become a parent, a whole new world of worry opens up that you had likely never imagined before. Unfortunately, there are many things you can't control that could affect your child's safety. Consequently, when there is a way you can take action to protect your children, it will likely help put you at ease.
For many of us, uncomfortable situations involving drinking and driving happen all too often. Maybe your designated driver decides to enjoy a few cocktails, but insists he or she is able to drive safely. Perhaps a friend tries to convince you to have a drink or two when you know you need to drive home later.
Last week, the heavy rainfall in San Diego led to a sharp increase in the number of auto accidents in the city. In all, there were 182 motor vehicle accidents in the county, according to the California Highway Patrol. On a clear day, the CHP usually sees between 100 and 170 car crashes.
Every day, many people in San Diego and across the United States suffer injuries that require them to see a doctor and may result in large medical bills.
In a recent article on our website entitled "Brain injuries: The mystery and uncertainty surrounding them," we discussed some of the common causes of brain injuries as well as symptoms that may signify that an individual has suffered a brain injury. We also briefly discussed some of the side effects that may result from an injury to the brain, a topic that's worth expanding upon.
Stores are starting to set up displays with backpacks, pencils, notebooks and other back to school essentials. With the return to school just around the corner, parents may be discussing how the kids will get to and from class. For some, a carpool may work best.
From switching the music station on the radio to passing snacks to children in the backseat, distracted driving can take on many different forms. In recent years, cellphone use has received a large deal of media coverage. There is no question that the use of a Smartphone while driving greatly increases the risk of involvement in a car accident, yet people continue to make the choice to pull out their phones and send a text or upload a photo while driving.
Obscene gestures, getting cut off in traffic or having difficulties merging into another lane on the freeway are all instances that can leave a driver frustrated and angry. However, as angry as you may get it is best to avoid engaging in road rage on California roadways.
The issue of driver distraction is a big one in California and the rest of the country. Nearly every state has some sort of law on the books aimed at curbing cellphone use. The scope of restrictions may vary, but the focus tends to be on limiting cellphone chatting or texting.
Claims about the zeitgeist - the spirit of the times - are easy to overdo.