Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer, and with it comes greater dangers on the roads in California and throughout the United States.
Every day, somewhere in Colorado, 40 collisions occur due to distracted drivers. In 2016, there were 67 road fatalities in the state attributed to distracted driving.
When it comes to avoiding serious car accident injuries for yourself and your family, it's not always about how well you adhere to traffic laws.
Lately, our Southern California weather forecast has had a lot more of the wet stuff in it than we're accustomed to. Those of us who live here don't have the best reputation when it comes to driving in the rain.
A 29-year-old man was killed days before Christmas in a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 in the Griffith Park area of Los Angeles.
The light turns green, and you enter the intersection. Then, wham! Your car is hit by another car that must have run the red light.
A van shuttling children to an after-school activity in Dana Point, California, crashed into a tree, sending five children to the hospital.
Drowsy drivers pose a risk on many levels. The most obvious, of course, is that they could nod off behind the wheel and cause an accident. This often happens when people try to drive long after they are too tired to do so. Even if someone does not completely fall asleep behind the wheel, they may still have slower reactions and make simple mistakes, similar to a drunk driver.
Some California drivers can operate a car safely as long as they live. Others, perhaps, should stop driving once their faculties such as eyesight and decision-making ability begin to falter.
Someday, self-driving cars will dominate the freeways in Southern California. That doesn't mean we can drive without fear of an accident.