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According to the study, funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), providing positive incentives coupled with small penalties was a successful way to eliminate "egregious speed limit violations."

STUDY FINDS NEW INCENTIVES MAY REDUCE SPEEDING RELATED CAR ACCIDENTS

National Public Radio recently reported on a new study that claims to have found a solution to reduce speeding on our nation’s roadways. The study focused on previous flawed attempts, including flashing signs letting the driver know that they were speeding and what their speed was, using cops to issue speeding tickets and setting up […]

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The death of movie actor Paul Walker and plaintiff's husband on Nov. 30, 2013 was caused by the negligence and false advertising of Porsche

CALIFORNIA CRASH KILLS STAR, FRIEND; PORSCHE BLAMED

A widow claims her husband was driving his car at 55 mph when he lost control, and it crashed. Police and engineers from the automobile manufacturer collaborated in an investigation. They reportedly concluded 94 mph was the speed on impact, and no mechanical malfunction of the Porsche Carrera GT was revealed. A California jury trial […]

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Another reason highlighted in the study concentrates on the construction of safety features in most automobiles.

SOME CAR ACCIDENTS MORE DANGEROUS FOR HEAVIER OCCUPANTS

It is fair to say that most residents of the United States are aware that weighing too much is not good for their health. In addition to raising the risk of diseases such as certain cancers, diabetes and heart disease, the extra weight can also cause strain on other body parts such as knees, making […]

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Historically, there has been good cause for this sentiment as teen drivers are a group often considered to be at high risk for being involved in a crash.

FEWER CALIFORNIA TEEN DEATHS DUE TO DISTRACTED DRIVING

While teens count down the days they can take their driver’s test to obtain a driver’s license, their parents, as well as many other drivers throughout the state of California, brace themselves for the presence of another young person behind the wheel, on the roads. Historically, there has been good cause for this sentiment as […]

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Though the driver of the vehicle is still in the hospital it is likely that at a minimum he will be charged with manslaughter.

ALCOHOL, DRUGS CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO FATAL CHICO ACCIDENT

Residents of Chico, California, likely remember the recent crash involving students at Chico State. The single vehicle crash killed two passengers and severely injured the young man behind the wheel of the car. At the time of the fatal accident the three occupants of the vehicle, all of whom were under the age of 21, […]

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The truck rear-ended the car with sufficient force to send it into the northbound lane where it collided with a Freightliner truck hauling two trailers.

CHILD’S DEATH IN CAR ACCIDENT LEADS TO ARREST OF CHICO MAN

Thanks to technology, traveling California roads is becoming more dangerous by the minute. Common sense tells most people that distracted driving is risky to their own safety and that of others. However, knowing that and refraining from it are often two different things. A Chico man has been arrested, and a 5-year-old is dead. Many […]

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Teens who are a bit older are more likely to participate in the behavior than those who are just learning to drive.

STUDY SHOWS TEXTING WHILE DRIVING LEADING CAUSE IN TEEN DEATHS

Parents throughout the state of California dread the day when their child receives his or her driver’s license. While it provides a much greater sense of freedom to the teens who are fortunate enough to have access to an automobile, for many parents it provides a sense of anxiety. While the often impulsive nature of […]

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It is not clear what caused the collisions to occur.

FOUR CARS COLLIDE IN INTERSECTION NEAR SACRAMENTO

Motor vehicle accidents are a reality in any community where automobiles are used. Because their use is so prevalent, this means that a car accident could happen virtually anywhere, including the Sacramento area. While these accidents commonly involve only two vehicles and result in minor injuries, it is possible that the outcome could be much […]

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Residents of California may want to think twice before using their phone...

CALIFORNIA COURT RULES DRIVER USING MAP ON PHONE BREAKS LAW

With the technological advancements so readily available today, in the form of GPS units and Smartphones, it is likely that few turn to paper maps anymore when they are trying to get from one place to another. Rather than trying to follow small lines on a large piece of paper that never seem to want […]

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a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that these programs may not be as effective as anticipated.

CALIFORNIA STUDENT CRASHES INTO DMV, HIGHLIGHTING RISKS OF TEEN DRIVING

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Car Accidents. A Northern California teen recently earned the inauspicious distinction of being the third student driver to collide with a California Department of Motor Vehicles building in recent years. The teen apparently mistook the gas pedal for the brake and crashed into the side of the […]

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