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How can I keep my teen from texting and driving?

Texting while driving is dangerous no matter the age of the driver. Teens and young adults are most likely to partake in this behavior, which can be deadly when coupled with their relative inexperience. That's why parents must emphasize the dangers of texting while driving for teens to ensure they fully understand the risk. In this case, U.S. News & World Report offers the following advice. 

Murder charge filed after fatal crash in Temecula

Westminster residents likely view their fellow motorists with a great deal of empathy, believing that everyone one the road around them does not want to be involved in an accident any more than they do. While that is most likely the case a majority of the time, there are those instances where the negligent actions of another endanger not just themselves, but everyone else on the road. When such negligence is readily apparent in an accident, victims and their families may feel justified in seeking legal action against the one who perpetrated it. 

Five teens involved in fatal Santiago Canyon crash

Teen drivers need to be given the opportunity to build experience behind the wheel. Yet in entrusting them with the chance to develop that experience, parents or others that provide them with vehicles also may need to accept the fact that their inexperience (combined with their relative lack of maturity) may make them more susceptible to causing (or being involved in) a car accident. Studies have indeed shown that teen drivers are more likely to engage in those actions that can contribute to car crashes, such as speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and driving at odd hours of the night. 

The emotional toll of a motorcycle crash

Motorcycle accidents can result in various physical hardships, such as high levels of pain and immobility due to an injury. Moreover, financial challenges are not uncommon, whether an injured motorcyclist has to miss work because of their circumstances, or they struggle to pay hospital bills. However, the emotional side of motorcycle accidents is sometimes overlooked, even though it can be equally disruptive. A motorcycle accident victim may struggle with a number of problems from an emotional standpoint, whether they are very stressed out, suffer from depression due to the crash or even become angry with the challenges they are facing.

Rental vehicles and the risk of a collision

Whenever someone gets behind the wheel, they may come across a number of dangers on the road. Sometimes the likelihood of an accident is especially high, such as when one rents a vehicle. Not only do some people cause accidents due to a lack of familiarity with the new vehicle they are driving, but they may also be heading to another part of the state (or country), leading to unfamiliarity with the roads. If you plan on renting a vehicle in the near future, it is imperative to be prepared and mindful of the risk factors you may face.

50 vehicles involved in pileup near Gorman

Many in Westminster might think that car accidents are relatively simple matters for authorities to resolve: one party causes a collision that in turn effects a handful of others. Yet oftentimes the investigation into the cause of an accident is rarely that simple. When multiple vehicles are involved, sometimes it may be difficult to discover who actually was in fault. There may be instances in such occasions where multiple parties are to blame. Thus, assigning liability is often a very difficult matter. 

How can whiplash impact my health?

Drivers in must obey traffic laws and show courtesy towards other motorists. Negligence behind the wheel can easily lead to injuries like whiplash, which can have a range of serious effects depending on the severity of the accident. The Mayo Clinic offers the following information on whiplash, including how it can be treated.

Speed, alcohol continue to claim lives on the road

If you are like most people who live and drive in California, you take your responsibility to operate a vehicle safely very seriously. Unfortunately, there are still enough people out there who do not seem to respect their own safety, let alone the safety of others. These drivers make irresponsible and negligent choices when driving as well as before driving. These choices can be the cause of serious and even fatal accidents.

Wrong-way driver causes fatal accident in San Francisco

The collective comfort that people in Westminster have with traveling in cars may make them forget just how dangerous vehicles can be. One need only witness the devastation caused by a high-speed collision to be reminded of this fact. Yet most might typically attribute car collisions to mistakes or simple carelessness. There are times, however, when people may look to use the devastating potential of a vehicle as a weapon in accomplishing their own purposes. 

What bad driving habits should I avoid?

It’s a duty of all drivers in California to behave safely and conscientiously when behind the wheel. Along with following traffic rules, motorists must also avoid driving behaviors that can get themselves and others in trouble. Geico explains a little more about these bad habits and what you can do to avoid them.

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