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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.

Why is distracted driving dangerous?

It can be easy to lose focus when driving. Even if you’ve been traversing the roads and highways in California for some time, you should still consider whether you’re utilizing safe driving behaviors. As explained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the following distracted driving behaviors are very dangerous, as they can greatly inhibit your judgment and other crucial abilities.

Accidents caused by running red lights

Drivers may behave recklessly because they are under the influence or experiencing a fit of rage. Sadly, this behavior can significantly increase the likelihood of a collision and many lives have been lost as a result of irresponsibility behind the wheel. Driving too fast, failing to switch lanes correctly and even driving in the wrong lane are some examples of this behavior. Moreover, people may run a red light, which could lead to a deadly crash.

Is eating while driving dangerous?

Drinking and then driving can certainly lead to high-impact car accidents. So too can testing while driving. There is, however, another major form of distracted driving that is equally as dangerous yet is rarely as talked about. This is no doubt due to it high prevalence amongst the general population (indeed, one might argue that auto manufacturers even encourage it with some of the features they include in their vehicles). This distraction is eating while driving, and it's a risk that few appreciate. 

Large truck crashes in rural areas

Large truck wrecks happen in countless ways and occur in all parts of the country, from hectic urban streets to quiet roads in the countryside. Regardless of where a large truck collision takes place, the consequences can be devastating and in this post we will take a closer look at large truck accidents in rural locations. From state highways that run through small towns to side roads that connect businesses to the rest of the country, there are many different places in which a large truck crash may occur in a rural area.

When an aggressive driver causes a crash

Usually, motor vehicle accidents are just that—accidents. However, some crashes may be caused by the intentional action of a reckless driver who intended to cause a collision, such as someone who has extreme road rage. For example, a driver who has become intensely angry with another driver may ram into their car on purpose, which can be incredibly dangerous on the roadway. These collisions may cause anyone riding in either vehicle to become hurt or lose their lives and it is imperative for those who drive recklessly because of their road rage to be held accountable.

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