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September 2018 Archives

Smartphones among mobile workers linked with car crash increase

The workforce management company Motus has released its 2018 Distracted Driving Report, and its findings will be of interest to mobile workers across California. The report has connected smartphone ownership with the number of car crashes involving mobile workers. Between 2013 and 2017, the former went up from 55 to 77 percent among mobile workers, while the latter increased from 5.7 million to 6.4 million.

Trucks ordered out-of-service

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conducts periodic roadchecks. During the events, truck drivers in California and throughout North America are subject to being stopped and to undergo an inspection of their vehicle and possibly one involving the driver's certificates and overall fitness to drive.

Researchers endorse education programs for young drivers

Irresponsible road behavior in California and around the country could be reduced if teens who have been issued citations for distracted, impaired or reckless driving were required to take part in supplemental driver's education programs that confront them with the possible consequences of this type of behavior. This was the conclusion arrived at by researchers from Baylor University after observing 21 young drivers attending such a program in Texas.

Top causes of bicycle accidents

Many individuals choose to make biking their primary form of transportation or go out on scenic bike rides for a fun activity. Unfortunately, bicyclists can be in danger of getting hit by motorists who may be sharing the road.

The most common injuries in a car accident

Car accidents are a leading cause of injuries throughout California and the rest of the country. In 2012, for example, there were 5.6 million car accidents reported, with 1.6 million resulting in injuries and over 30,000 ending in fatalities. Car accidents cost an estimated $877 billion each year, and included in that cost are medical expenses. The following are just a few of the most common injuries that arise from car crashes.

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