Articles Posted in Distracted Driving

New California Distracted Driving Law

New California Distracted Driving Law

New California Distracted Driving Law

I’m Ed Smith, a Roseville Auto Accident Attorney. The governor of the State of California, Jerry Brown, put his signature on a new bill Monday. The goal of the bill is to restrict drivers from using their smartphones while behind the wheel.

Stockton Woman Drives Dog for a Walk

Distracted Driving or Animal Cruelty?

Stockton Woman Drives Dog for a Walk

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton auto accident attorney. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Textalyzers: What Do You Think About Cops with them?

What do you think about Cops with Textalyzers

What do you think about Cops with Textalyzers?

What Do You Think About Cops with Textalyzers?

Stockton Distracted Driving Dangers

Stockton Distracted Driving Dangers

Stockton Distracted Driving Dangers

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton auto accident attorney. While technology keeps us connected and helps people in myriads of ways, people need to stay off their smartphones and similar devices while they are driving. According to statistics from the federal government, 3,179 people lost their lives with 431,000 additional people injured in vehicular accidents across the nation in 2014 due to distracted driving.

Before the Impact Today in Elk Grove

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove Car Accident Lawyer. The Elk Grove Police Department and the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office will present Before the Impact prevention program today, Saturday February 6, 2016 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. The safe driver program may be attended  by showing up at  8400 Laguna Palms Way in Elk Grove.

This excellent and powerful program focuses on the tragic impact of making unsafe and poor driving decisions. This includes driving while intoxicated and distracted driving.  The program also discusses the dangers of getting into a car as a passenger with an unsafe driver. Many times, it is the passenger’s injuries that are greater than the driver who is distracted or impaired.

Stockton Pedestrian Fatality

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton Pedestrian Accident Lawyer. On the night of Saturday, December 12, 2015 a Stockton pedestrian fatality occurred. Stockton Police said that in the vicinity of Lan Ark Drive and Hammer Lane a vehicle accident happened. In the accident, a vehicle struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian succumbed to injuries sustained when struck by the automobile.

What Happened?

Be careful honey, you only die once . . .

My mother would often say “You only die once” as I exited the front door of our family home to hop into the passenger seat of a car driven by a friend of mine.

I was about fifteen-years-old when she first used that phrase on me.

Elk Grove's Distracted Drivers
Before the Impact comes to Elk Grove

The Elk Grove Police Department joined forces with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office to bring Before the Impact prevention program to Elk Grove and citizens throughout Sacramento County.

The program focuses on the impact of making unsafe driving decisions, including driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and distracted driving.  The program also focuses on the risk of riding in cars with unsafe drivers.  Many times, a passenger’s injuries are greater than that of the distracted or impaired driver.

Take A Hike North Highlands!
I don’t know about you, but I desire a place to jog, walk and ride my bike where I don’t have to be so nervous about being hit by distracted drivers texting on their phone.

I prefer being outdoors when I workout, especially when the weather is good.

Texting while driving accidents have been in the news so much recently and many of us are concerned with the number of tragedies caused by distracted drivers.