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When drowsy driving becomes dangerous

Studies have indicated that one-third of California adults don’t sleep enough each night. It’s also typical for teens to suffer drowsiness because they require more sleep and have early school start times.

All this lack of sleep contributes to dangerous driving conditions. If you don’t always get the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night, read on to learn about when and how drowsy driving turns dangerous.

Ramming road rage incident in California: What are the penalties?

Many residents in California will be familiar with the video footage of a recent road rage incident in Sacramento that caught a driver ramming his white SUV into a blue vehicle over and over. The scene serves as yet another reminder of the very dangerous threat road rage can pose. Although most cases aren't this serious, it's important to be aware of the risks associated with road rage offenses.

Why do people drink and drive?

Most people don’t set out to drive drunk. Most people just want to go out and have a good time with their friends. Some people just lose track of how much alcohol they’ve actually consumed as the night goes on.

Ignorance is not an excuse, though, especially when an accident occurs.

Driving while high can lead to a DUI

California has given the green light to recreational marijuana in the New Year. But while many Californians are lining up to make their first purchases, lawmakers are concerned about the dangers of cannabis users getting behind the wheel while high. A new law aims to prevent drivers from being tempted to consume marijuana while hitting the road, but there’s more to it.

Here’s what you should know if you plan to bring cannabis in the car.

5 Wintertime Safety Tips for Motorcyclists

Sacramento winters may not be as severe as those in Chicago, but there are still important safety precautions to take when you’re riding during the winter months. Keeping these safety tips in mind can help you enjoy a safe ride even when weather conditions are bad.

Remember Wind Chill

Know these car insurance dos and don'ts

Navigating the complicated waters of car insurance claims-- particularly after a car accident that resulted in a personal injury is rarely easy. Dealing with the pain and suffering that come with an injury is daunting enough, let alone trying to cope while you are also figuring out the complexities of a car insurance claim.

Although the legal details of car insurance can be exceedingly complex, there are a few main points that you should know. Victims of personal injuries resulting from car crashes can defend their legal rights by understanding a few crucial points regarding car insurance. Even if you have not yet been in a car crash, you can prepare yourself by understanding these major dos and don'ts of filing a car insurance claim.

Car accidents in bad weather deadlier than natural disasters

Major storms get the most hype in national news. Hurricanes and tropical storms are named; tornadoes are chased; and floods are documented for their high-water marks. Each natural disaster is no doubt extremely serious in its own right, but did you know that motor vehicle accidents in bad weather are responsible for more deaths each year than all of these storms combined?

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which used 10-year averages for this study, there are more than 5.7 million vehicle crashes per year. About 22 percent of those are related to dangerous weather conditions, and on average, about 5,900 people are killed per year in those weather-related crashes.

Attorneys Can Be Helpful with Anything More Than a Slight Fender Bender

Driving in California is like few other driving experiences in the world. Whether zooming up Interstate 5 or cruising on Land Park Drive, we see things that would probably cause a New York cabbie pause. But unfortunately we don't always have the luxury of being an observer -- sometimes we are the ones on the side of the road waiting for first responders.

After pulling off to the side of the road (if possible) and turning off the vehicle, the first order of business should be to check to make sure everyone is okay. Call 911 if you or someone else needs medical care. Even slight dizziness or some cuts and bruises merit a trip to the doctor if only to document the injuries.

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