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Red Bluff Distracted Driving Dangers

Red Bluff Distracted Driving Dangers

Red Bluff Distracted Driving Dangers – Driving can seem like an easy and even automatic task, especially when you are going down a long, bright, and empty roadway. However, even in these relatively safe scenarios, taking your focus off of the road can still easily cause an accident that leaves you or your loved ones with serious or even fatal injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 3,000 people die and almost half a million are injured in U.S. auto accidents caused by distracted driving every year. Because distraction is such a serious roadway hazard, drivers should know what exactly counts as driving distracted and why it can be so dangerous.

What is Distracted Driving?

Redding Auto Accident Statistics

Redding Auto Accident Statistics

I’m Ed Smith, a Redding auto accident lawyer. Beautiful views of nearby forests, rivers, and mountains can make Redding feel like a rural location that is far away from the bustle of a major city. However, not only is Redding located on one of the largest highways in the United States, but it is also the most populated Californian city north of Sacramento. These two facts together mean that Redding sees a fair amount of highway and city street traffic every day. Unfortunately, wherever there is vehicle traffic, there is the risk for dangerous auto accidents.

Redding has been the site of thousands of traumatic car accidents over the past decade. These accidents have resulted in nearly 6,000 injuries and 88 deaths. However, knowing about how, when, and where these accidents take place can help area drivers stay safe and avoid being involved in a crash themselves.

DUI Fatal Accidents Increase on Holidays

DUI Fatal Accidents Increase on Holidays

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento auto accident lawyer. Holidays are a time of celebration in Sacramento as they are across the country. However, fatal drunk driving accidents increase in frequency during holiday periods. Let’s take a look at the incidence of DUI accidents on holidays, how different holidays rank and what can be done to stay safe when you are driving anytime of the year.

Easter Is One of the Deadliest Holidays

Fatal Eureka Area Crash

Fatal Eureka Area Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Eureka auto accident attorney. An auto accident occurred along a rural road in Humboldt County near Eureka on Friday, March 2, 2018. Unfortunately, the accident caused a Chula Vista man to suffer fatal injuries.

I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of the man who passed away.

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Caltrans Introduces Deterrent to Wrong Way Drivers

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento auto accident attorney. Officials with Caltrans reported that reflectors made of red plastic and numbering in the millions will be added to highways to address the number of wrong-way drivers. This effort is in response to 10 auto accidents resulting in fatalities in 2015 where 24 people died around San Diego and Sacramento.

Death Toll Increases

Lincoln DUI Dangers
Lincoln DUI Dangers

I’m Ed Smith, a Lincoln CA personal injury attorney. Although it is a smaller city, Lincoln CA still has quite a bit of  vehicle traffic. It’s also true that where there is vehicle traffic, there is the risk of DUI accidents. Although most people know that driving while intoxicated is dangerous, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) indicated around 3,000 fatal DUI collisions still occur in California every year.


As a recent Lincoln accident illustrates, driving while impaired can lead to serious consequences.

Trial Scheduled for Marysville Cyclist Fatality Case
Trial Scheduled for Marysville Cyclist Fatality Case

I’m Ed Smith, a Marysville personal injury lawyer. A man who has been accused of fatally striking Michael Cesspooch, a 53-year-old cyclist from Marysville, with his pickup truck will soon be facing trial for his charges.

The Accident

Dangerous Lincoln Intersections
Dangerous Lincoln Intersections

I’m Ed Smith, a Lincoln car accident attorney. Although Lincoln is a relatively small city with a population of just about 47,000 people, it still has a fair number of vehicle accidents. As with all cities, accidents in Lincoln can be understood by looking at the particular circumstances under which they happen.


One very common factor involved in car accidents is roadway intersections. For a number of reasons, intersections are more frequently the site of injury-related collisions than other parts of the road. In Lincoln, a few intersections have been the site of more accidents than others.

Pedestrian Collisions in Davis
Pedestrian Collisions in Davis

I’m Ed Smith, a Davis auto accident attorney. Davis is a lively city with many citizens who are environmentally-conscious. Because of this, many Davis residents choose to ride their bicycles or walk as a means of transportation, contributing to the neighborly atmosphere of the city. However, when pedestrians are using roadways, there is always some risk of pedestrian/vehicle accidents.


Below are some statistics about pedestrian collisions in Davis that residents may want to know.

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Lincoln Area DUI Campaign

I’m Ed Smith, a Lincoln auto accident lawyer. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is currently implementing a year-long regional impaired driving campaign in order to eliminate impaired driving and, consequently, to save the lives of those who use local highways.

The CHP Placerville Area Office will be using a federal grant in order to conduct a regional campaign focused on drunk or otherwise intoxicated drivers in El Dorado County. The project began in early October 2017 and will continue until September 30, 2018

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