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Motorcycle lane-splitting accident causes questions

As we discussed in our last post, motorcyclists across California widely believe the practice of lane splitting with other vehicles is safe. As the practice is not expressly forbidden, the understanding is that motorcyclists are allowed to split lanes with other drivers on the road.

Study discusses safety of lane-splitting motorcyclists in CA

One of the benefits of riding a motorcycle in California is the ability to zip in between lanes of cars to get to your destination faster. In San Diego and across the state, motorcyclists can split lanes with other drivers when traffic is moving slowly.

The dangers of drowsy driving: What can you do to avoid a crash?

In our last two posts, we have talked about the people most likely to be involved in a drowsy driving crash and how your driving worsens when you haven’t had enough sleep. The news isn’t all bad, though. There are some things you can do to help prevent a fatigued driving accident in California.

The dangers of drowsy driving: Who is most at risk?

If you’ve had a few cocktails, you will probably think twice before getting behind the wheel. But what if you’ve only gotten four hours of sleep the night before? Or you’ve worked 65 hours in one week? Or you just started taking a new medication with drowsiness as a side effect?

Drugged driving problem not just about marijuana

We all know that driving under the influence of alcohol is dangerous. Similarly, most people understand that you should not get behind the wheel if you are under the influence of marijuana. A growing, but likely less understood problem, in California is the threat of drugged drivers who are under the influence of other substances, including prescription medications.

Protecting man’s best friend when riding in a car

We all take precautions when we’re driving. You never know when a negligent motorist is going to crash into your vehicle, so we make sure we’re safe. We buckle our seatbelt. We make sure our kids are properly secured in a car seat or booster seat. We avoid dangerous distractions while behind the wheel, like cellphones.

Part II: Back to school safety tips for parents and other drivers

As we discussed in our last post, it is a wise idea for parents to talk to their children about road safety before they head back to school for the year. Children are not the only ones who can benefit from some safety tips, however. Before getting behind the wheel during this back to school season, you may want to refresh your memory about driving safety in and around school zones.

Part I: Back to school safety tips for children

It’s that time of year again. Kids are gathering their new school supplies and heading back to class for another school year. With the excitement of going back to school, it can be easy to overlook some common safety hazards that accompany this time of year. Before your kids get into dangerous habits, take some time to talk to them about staying safe when they are going to and from school each day.

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