Winter is here, and California is seeing more rain. Although precipitation can be a welcome relief on the parched coasts and plains, water on the road surface and fog above it can also cause serious problems for drivers.
The winter months are upon us in the United States, and many people are looking forward to snow days that will keep them wrapped up warm at home. In California, staying dry is a bigger concern than staying warm, although there can be just as many winter car accidents on the coast as in the Midwest.
Motor vehicles are a part of daily life for millions of Californians. Mass transit options exist but nothing comes close to having your own car or truck for the freedom to get to work and run the errands in your life. Unfortunately, challenges and dangers face many people on the roads.
There are more people on the roads in California at any given time than in any other state. As a result, drivers and pedestrians have to cooperate to stay safe. Accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, but there are few factors that contribute to poor road safety than drinking or drug use.
If you've just had an accident, everything feels a little sideways. Lights are flashing, smoke is rising and the ring of steel on steel or broken glass can linger in your ears. It can be a fragile time, when emotions are running high at the same point that actions matter the most.
It's hard to have a full life in most of California without a car. There are drawbacks to motor vehicle ownership, such as traffic jams and maintenance costs, but nothing beats the freedom and reliability of your own car or truck. Just like other freedoms, though, car ownership can come with a price.
A California police officer who had previously served in the Marines was killed in a car accident on Aug. 10, 2018. He had been working as a law enforcement officer for 19 years at the time of his passing. He was 46 years old.
You're driving down the freeway in California when another driver starts to merge into your lane without signaling. You panic and pull the steering wheel to the side, desperately trying to avoid the collision.
The California State controller was involved in a car accident on Friday, July 13. It was near the Posey Tube, and the crash was so bad that all of the lanes were blocked until emergency crews could get things cleaned up and moving again.
Have you ever heard someone tell a motorcycle rider or a cyclist to wear bright clothes or a reflective jacket? Wearing something that stands out makes it easier for other drivers to see these small vehicles on the road.