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Drugged driving to be addressed by the NHTSA

Motorists in California may be interested to know that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to address the issue of driving while under the influence of drugs. As the number of drugged driving accidents is increasing and the legalization of marijuana and the nationwide opioid problem in the United States are on the minds of the public, safety advocates say action is needed.

Proposed bill aims to stop truck underride accidents

The United States Congress is currently considering a bipartisan effort to mandate guard rails beneath truck trailers. These safety guards could prevent smaller cars from sliding under the much larger trucks. The proposed bill could have a major impact on trucking companies throughout California and the rest of the U.S.

How and when to report car accidents in California

In the absolute best-case scenario, car accidents are inconvenient. If there are serious injuries to anyone involved, the first priority should be getting appropriate medical treatment for anyone hurt. With a minor fender bender or one-car accident, a motorist may be tempted to skip reporting altogether. The following are some guidelines for how and when to report a car accident.

Avoiding accidents by predicting pedestrian behavior

Thousands of pedestrians are killed or injured by motor vehicles each year in California and around the country, and data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that children and senior citizens are especially vulnerable when they take to the roads on foot. However, remaining vigilant, observing speed limits and predicting the behavior of pedestrians can help motorists avoid accidents that can cause debilitating injuries and even death even when the speeds involved are not great.

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