According to the local news, the California Highway Patrol Santa Cruz division won two very prestigious awards. Local troopers say that the fact Santa Cruz is seeing a decreasing number of deaths related to car accidents just proves that they’re doing something right.
The California Highway Patrol spokesperson says that the tough law enforcement combined with educational programs have cut the numbers of fatalities in the region by 69 percent since the year of 2008.
Local enforcement focus on intoxicated drivers while officers throughout Santa Cruz deliver traffic safety education to all residents in an effective way. According to the local troopers, education is the key to safer roads and better results.
All departments linked to the California Highway Patrol from the entire state are judged by a panel of police chiefs on each agency’s achievements on training and enforcement. The Santa Cruz agency won in its class for the great number of lives they helped to save in the past year.
As a Los Angeles car accident lawyer I’m extremely happy to learn that so many troopers in our great state are dedicated to saving the lives of countless drivers and that educations combined with a strict enforcement have paid off in Santa Cruz.
Whenever you have any doubts regarding a personal injury case caused by a third party who was engaging in a reckless behavior while behind the wheel, contact a personal injury lawyer in your area right away.
Several news sources revealed that Nissan is issuing a recall along the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for 28,000 Juke SUVs over faulty sensors and freezing locks.
According to the official statement, this is a global recall since accidents related to the faulty parts have been reported in foreign countries. The automaker tested their vehicles after the complaints and realized the boost-pressure sensors can eventually come loose and lead to several problems with the vehicle’s check-engine lights. The problem may also lead the car to stall suddenly since the faulty bracket can fall into the air tube.
The official reports state that the automaker will send recall notices to owners in the beginning of January of 2012.
As a San Bernardino car accident lawyer I’m sincerely relieved that Nissan was able to catch this recall before any injuries occurred. I urge all Juke owners to contact the automaker as soon as possible so any possible accidents related to this faulty vehicle can be prevented.
Personal injury lawyers are always glad to answer your questions related to any accident that you might have been involved with and that was caused by someone else driving a poorly maintained vehicle. Do not hesitate to contact us whenever you need.
Recent articles reported a terribly tragic accident allegedly caused by a 19-year-old pickup truck driver and his distracted behavior. The accident has brought the discussion on the ban of texting while driving back to Missouri residents and to the Nation.
According to the news, the driver was texting and receiving text messages just before ramming at 55 mph against the rear end of a tractor truck.
A school bus traveling just behind the pickup truck ended up rear-ending the vehicle and was later hit also by another school bus following right behind. This unfortunate chain collision claimed the lives of the 19-year-old driver and a 15-year-old who was riding in one of the school buses. Reportedly, there were other 38 injured individuals involved in this accident.
Residents and local police officials are deeply saddened and appalled by this occurrence and hope to make distracted driving a thing of the past. Authorities say that, if you need to use the phone the most important thing is to remember to pull over to the side of the road or to another side street, which will keep you from putting the lives of others in danger. Downloading apps for your smartphone designed to respond whenever it senses you’re driving by blocking the service is also a smart way to keep yourself from engaging in risky behaviors while driving.
As a personal injury lawyer I extend my deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in this horrible chain collision and offer my sincerest wishes of a speedy recovery for all of those who unfortunately were injured.
Any Oakland car accident lawyer recommends a number of precautionary steps that will assist drivers and keep them safe from possible accidents and remember, handling cell phones while driving is against the law in several states.
According to several news sources, dairy products or raw eggs didn’t cause the recent E coli outbreak across the nation like the authorities previously thought. Studies prove that raw flour present in prepackaged cookie dough was the real responsible resource of contaminated material.
The study was conducted by the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal and it discovered that the outbreak from 2009 of E. coli originated with the cookie dough that is distributed in several stores nationwide. The news show that over 70 people were allegedly reported to carry illnesses related to the contamination.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the ingredient that is responsible for the contaminated cookie dough. Researches firmly believe that the raw flour is the only ingredient that may have gone under the radar while carrying the E. coli bacteria since eggs, sugar and molasses go through a process that kills several pathogens while raw flour doesn’t.
As an Olympia personal injury lawyer I urge all consumers to follow all recall news up closely. If you’re the victim of the negligence of a company that has produced contaminated food items before and that has risked your life or the life of a loved one, do not hesitate and contact a personal injury lawyer to answer to all of your questions regarding your personal injury case.
A recent study reveals that two out of every ten drivers admit to replying to emails and text messages while conducting a vehicle.
The statics indicate that the rise in use of handheld devices in the last year has resulted in a great number of accidents that could have been avoided if drivers weren’t distracted.
The recent effort from several states to ban the use of cellphones while behind the wheel has yet to catch on, according to the annual study announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The agency showed that half of drivers 21 to 24 years old who participated in the survey confirmed they engaged in texting behind the wheel while most drivers of every age group admitted they would answer a phone call while handling a vehicle without hesitation.
According to the authorities leading the studies, education and awareness alone won’t change this picture. He makes the case for a steady law enforcement that will protect drivers from the distracted behavior of others.
Awareness campaigns about the dangers of texting and driving combined with a strict stepped up police ticketing system has proven to work in reducing significantly the number of accidents related to distracted driving in the past, it’s time this will happen again across the nation.
Recent announcements from the Consumer Reports website state that certain Honda motorcycles were recalled due to possible brake failure. According to the article, 126,000 motorcycles are being recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration along with Honda because of a problem with the cylinders from the secondary brakes.
The article goes on to state that the problem makes the motorcycle rear brakes slither, increasing the risk to riders and posing a collision hazard. The agency also states that the problem causes the brake to overheat leading to a possible fire hazard to riders.
The carmaker announced all GL 1800 Goldwing motorcycles manufactured from 2001 to 2010 have the faulty brakes. The 2012 models have the same issue.
All owners will be notified of the recall and on how they will proceed about the issue by January, promised Honda. All maintenance will be free of charge.
As a Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer I urge all riders who own the recalled model to contact the company right away. Don’t ever wait for a recalled product to fail so you can act, respond to the recalls in a timely manner so you or a loved one won’t ever get harmed.
Any personal injury lawyer should be of great assistance if you ever feel you were the victim of a neglectful and careless company, so don’t hesitate and contact one as soon as possible.
According to several news articles, engineers have been focusing their efforts on making motorcycle riding a safer practice for all bike aficionados worldwide.
From thicker jackets and more efficient helmets to actual airbags built in the motorcycles, safety gadgets were created over time to make the riding experience safer and more comfortable. Some items worked perfectly but others, like the built-in airbags, haven’t proven to be quite effective.
Chances are you have heard a story or two about how actually dangerous an airbag can be to the motorcyclist. Having an inflatable device propelling out of the vehicle against the rider can be considered useless for a vehicle without any safety restraints.
Now, two companies are designing a jacket that will inflate via micro sensors that have the capacity to detect a huge impact and take less than a second to reach its full size. According to the articles, this item is still not available in America but is giving riders a whole new found confidence in the rest of the World.
News outlets have announced that at least one person who was involved in the wreck on Highway 89 was unfortunately killed. The official reports from the California Highway Patrol show that the accident happened in Hat Creek and involved a Ford Bronco and a large truck hauling chips.
Around 2:23 p.m., Highway 89 was restricted because of the wreck. The troopers from the California Highway Patrol announced there was one death related to the crash but no other details regarding the circumstances surrounding the accident were revealed. It is still unknown the ages of the drivers and passengers of both vehicles involved in the wreck.
The road was reopened yesterday at 5:44 p.m. according to a CHP official. The news assures readers that the driver who was tragically killed might have been under the influence of alcohol or even drugs at the time of the accident.
As a San Bernardino car accident lawyer I hope that all others involved in this accident will recover quickly and in a hassle free way. Unfortunately, this tragic accident related to driving under the influence could not be avoided. The hearts of all personal injury lawyers are with the family of the victim of this crash.
According to recent news articles a teenager from Glenhaven allegedly crashed her vehicle while trying to pass several other cars on Highway 20 last Thursday during the morning time.
The reports from the California Highway Patrol show that she was later arrested under charges of reckless driving after causing injuries to a passenger.
The 19-year-old was eastbound on Highway 20 close to Paradise Cove when she started passing several vehicles. According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver even used the right shoulder to pass some of the cars going ahead of her.
After losing control of her car, the vehicle spun across the two lanes of the Highway, left the road, hit a fence and overturned falling back on its tires. The passenger, a 19-year-old girl from Clearlake allegedly sustained some injuries. The CHP officers said she was taken to the hospital right away.
After short investigations and conversations with witnesses and the two women involved in the crash, the authorities realized she should be taken under their custody for her reckless behavior.
According to the early morning news, there was an accident involving a pickup truck on Rancho California Road yesterday.
The California Highway Patrol found the driver unconscious but alive sometime after 1:30 pm after being thrown off the road down to a 50-foot embankment while still inside of his truck.
According to local witnesses, the truck crashed off the road just west of Ridge Park Drive. The official reports from the California Highway Patrol show that three fire engines, 15 firefighters and a truck company were needed to conduct the “rope rescue” to take the damaged truck from the 50-foot embankment. The man was taken to the hospital and according to the news he sustained minor injuries.
Details regarding the causes of the accident weren’t released but we understand that the authorities might need some more time to uncover the circumstances revolving around the accident.