The uptick in holiday traffic can spell trouble for pedestrians because so many of these drivers might not be paying attention. Distracted drivers who are around people walking can have disastrous consequences. If you are struck by a vehicle while you are walking, you need to ensure that you get medical care right away. Even at slower speeds, these accidents can lead to harrowing injuries.
Los Angeles County is using the latest in road design in an attempt to improve pedestrian safety: the scramble crosswalk.
It's been a hot summer in Southern California, and now that it's drawing to an end, you're looking forward to ditching the exercise bike and the indoors and getting back outside to a running routine.
In days past, school didn't start in the Los Angeles area until after Labor Day.
Tragedy struck a Southern California family out for a Sunday evening walk when a man drove his car onto a sidewalk, striking and injuring a woman and killing her three children.
When vehicles travel above the posted speed limits, they do more than put drivers and vehicular passengers at risk. In fact, the reality is that pedestrians face a higher risk of death if they're impacted.
With the summer just around the corner and schools about to let out for the year, there's no better time to talk to your children about the risks of being on or around the roads. The summer months bring about heavy tourism and increase traffic significantly. This poses a threat to anyone who is walking or riding a bike around the state.
Helping another person should never put you in harm's way, but if it does, it can mean pain and suffering for you and the need to pursue legal action. That's what's happening in this case out of California. According to the news, the man lost both his legs after he helped a driver push a vehicle off the freeway.
Stop signs are an important part of traffic regulation. They are placed at intersections and in dangerous areas, so people know to come to a stop before continuing on. The goal is to give people a chance to stop, look and continue on safely.
When you're driving at night, you probably know that it's harder to see people on the sides of the roads. You can only really see what's in the path of your headlights. When someone's out of range, it's nearly impossible to see them coming.