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September 2016 Archives

Community ordinances that help to prevent dog bites

Dog owners in California have a responsibility to care for their pets and take action to stop them from harming other people. If a dog bites someone on a public or private property, the dog owner could be liable for the victim's injuries. A person who owns a dog that has already displayed dangerous behavior has a duty to prevent further attacks.

Facts regarding bicycle-related deaths and injuries

Many residents of California enjoy regularly getting out and doing some bicycling. However, these active individuals may be surprised to learn that hundreds of cyclists are killed every year in accidents that involve motor vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, there are about two vehicle-related bicycle deaths a day in the U.S.

Benefits of vehicle technology for older drivers

In the years ahead, California drivers will have increasing access to improved vehicle safety technology. Dashboard rearview cameras are already available, and this technology will become mandatory for new cars in 2018. By 2022, automated emergency brakes will be a standard feature. Other developments on their way include adaptive headlights and automated parking.

3 primary causes blamed for spike in traffic fatalities

Safely navigating roadways in California is often a challenge, and figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that 2015 was significantly more dangerous than the year before. Deaths attributed to motor vehicle crashes reached 35,092 in 2015, a 7.2 percent increase from 2014. The NHTSA cited three factors that contributed to the increase in deaths.