Safety campaigns about distracted driving, crackdowns on seat belt use and newer vehicles on the road should lead to fewer accidents. Unfortunately, that isn't the case. The National Safety Council recently reported an increase in fatal accidents in the United States in 2016. The NSC reported a six percent increase in the last year. In California, the increase was reported at 13 percent compared to the previous year.
Distracted driving is dangerous. We all know the risks associated with distracted driving, yet accidents continue to happen due to drivers looking away from the road. California lawmakers are trying to reduce accidents caused by distracted drivers, and they hope their new law will be a good start.
You've gone your whole life without getting into a car accident, but everyone's luck runs out sometime. Sooner or later you'll find yourself sitting behind the wheel, stunned, a split second after impact, shaken up and wondering what to do. While contacting your insurance company and calling your family or friends are both good ideas, it's very important to know what not to do.
A recent and devastating tour bus and large truck crash near Palm Springs has undoubtedly made you stop and think about road safety. Thirteen people were killed in the accident and dozens more were injured. Back in August, a charter bus crashed in central California, killing five people and injuring others.