Two young men were killed, and a young woman has been charged in their death after an accident in Northern California.
Studies released a few months ago showed that arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in California had fallen sharply in the state's biggest cities, perhaps because of the growth of services such as Lyft and Uber.
After you get into an accident, you may find that you've acquired a disability. For someone who could once walk, use both arms or use your body in normal manners, having to cope with a disability is particularly difficult.
If someone you love is killed in a car accident, there are many things that will go through your mind. You may be in charge of a funeral, have to focus on financial concerns or suddenly find yourself shouldered with medical bills. You know that the person responsible for the crash should have insurance and that the insurance should cover any expenses caused by your loved one's death. However, did you know that you may also be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against third parties such as the city for damaged roadways or 911 operators for failing to give a driver accurate instructions?
Driving dangerously means that you're a negligent or reckless driver. Recklessness is when your conduct is so inconsiderate that you're not thinking about what could happen to you or others if you act that way. For example, speeding in a neighborhood is reckless behavior, since you could hit a child or crash and hurt yourself.
You were driving down the road when it happened. An older woman failed to stop at a red light. Moments later, you found yourself in a serious collision with her.
It may not come as a surprise to you that Los Angeles is the city with the worst traffic congestion in the world. Due to the influx of travelers and a high population density, drivers in the region spent an average of 104 hours in traffic while traveling (that's per driver) over the peak travel periods. That's actually worse than New York, which came out with an average congestion time of 89 hours.
When you're driving a car that has a lot of rust on its body, you're putting yourself and others at risk every time you get on the road. Why? Older cars are more dangerous than newer cars to begin with, but when you add in the potential hazard of rust damage, there is a risk of the car literally falling apart.
Labor Day is approaching, and that means that lots of people are going to be heading out of town and into places they're not familiar with. Traffic crashes are on the rise around the country, and having an influx of people unfamiliar with local roadways won't help.
If you smoke marijuana and get behind the wheel of a car, you could be accused of driving under the influence. Does marijuana actually increase the risk of a motor vehicle crash, though? Research is mixed, which makes some people question how dangerous marijuana really is.