Nothing does as much to protect a cyclist in an accident as a bike helmet. It can reduce the odds of head injuries, brain injuries and even death.
There are few things more pleasurable than taking a summer stroll in Southern California's beach towns, breathing the salt-tinged ocean air and enjoying the breeze.
Jogging is terrific exercise, and some runners enjoy being outdoors and on the road in the Southern California sunshine before a hectic workday.
Cellphones clearly lead to a lot of distracted driving. There's a reason that recent laws have begun to make it illegal all over the United States. Drivers who are looking at their phones are not paying attention to the road, and that causes accidents.
Although the state is home to many wonderful hiking trails that offer incomparable vistas, California is not known as a pedestrian paradise. Los Angeles and other highly urbanized areas make car travel a requirement for most commuters and travelers. But this does not mean that drivers and passengers alone bear the injury risk of being near motor vehicles.
Maybe you're someone who likes to take a jog near the beach after work. Or, maybe you commute to your job by bike or just like to take an after-dinner walk.
A tragic crash that killed two 72-year-old women should serve as a reminder to all California drivers: Now that spring and better weather have arrived, we all need to be aware of more pedestrians out on the road, taking a walk and enjoying the fresh air.
We've read a lot the past few years about self-driving cars, which largely are designed to protect the people inside the car – not pedestrians. But that is changing.
A 57-year-old woman who likely was collecting recyclables was struck and killed by an alleged hit-and-run driver in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles recently.
At some point, every day, we are all pedestrians.