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Parking Lot Accidents

The common image that runs through your head when thinking about a car accident is usually a collision on a busy highway, or maybe a two-lane road. Accidents also can happen in smaller spaces, such as a parking lot. Parking lots are often crowded and hold many potential dangers. There are running children, babies in strollers, numerous vehicles stacked in small slots, cars traveling in different directions, and physical obstacles. Being informed about the risks of parking lots and how you can avoid these collisions will help you in your day-to-day travels.

Older Adults and Distracted Driving 

A recent study has suggested that seniors are challenged by the technology that is being more commonly installed into the dashboards of numerous vehicles. The distraction with dashboard technology is indicated to increase the risk of car accidents. The dashboard technology, known as infotainment systems, was installed to make it easier for drivers to find their favorite song or to navigate their way to an unfamiliar address. However, this recent study suggests that infotainment systems may be a double-edged sword: the screens were found to be very distracting, especially for elderly adults.

Safety Tips for Group Motorcycling

Group motorcycling is an experience that is different than motorcycling on your own. When you’re riding by yourself, you can devote your full attention to what’s coming up ahead and prepare accordingly. However, in a group setting, motorcyclists must follow different rules and of the road. Group motorcycle rides require much more organization than a solo trip. Following a few simple safety guidelines for group motorcycle riding will ensure that the journey is fun and safe for everyone included. The following are safety tips for group motorcycle rides:

Fatal Highway 4 Pedestrian Collision

A tragic pedestrian-vs-vehicle accident occurred on Highway 4 near Pittsburg on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The male pedestrian, who has not yet been publicly identified, passed away at the scene of the accident. His identity is pending release due to the preliminary notification of relatives. I want to take a moment to extend the depth of my condolences to the victim’s family and friends that are grieving through this tragic loss.

Americans Are Afraid of Riding in Autonomous Vehicles

It was roughly one year ago when a study organized by the American Automobile Association (AAA) published a nationwide survey regarding driver’s feelings about autonomous vehicles, which have been progressing in development over the last few years. This study revealed that 63 percent of Americans were afraid of riding a self-driving car. When the study was repeated this year, the number jumped up to 71 percent. This growing fear of relying on a self-driving vehicle may be due to the highly publicized autonomous car accidents that have taken place in the last year. Regardless of what is contributing to this pervasive fear and skepticism, the results indicate that the public adoption of self-driving vehicles will likely be stalled until technological advancement is strong enough to dispel the worries of consumers.

Avoiding Traffic During Your Commute

California is a highly populated state, with a current estimated population of 39.5 million. Whether you’re located in the northern or southern region of the state, most of us Californians have experienced traffic jams while we’re out and about. They can be incredibly frustrating and stressful to deal with, and they commonly lead to road rage. Nobody enjoys spending their time stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Below are some suggestions to save you time and avoid traffic jams on your commute.

Highway 4 Expansion Project Begins

A four-mile stretch of Highway 4 is officially being worked on for the purposes of expansion. Transportation officials are sure that this project, once completed, will ease traffic and increase public safety at the intersection of Highway 4 and Interstate 680. This project will be broken down into phases, and we are currently at the beginning of phase 1. The anticipated outcome consists of lengthening the carpool lane on Highway 4 by an additional two miles, widening highway structures, installing ramp connectors, and adding safety lighting. A third lane will also be added between Morello Avenue and Highway 242, on both westbound and eastbound sides of traffic.

Pittsburg Man Involved in Hit and Run Accident

A Pittsburg man fled the scene of a hit-and-run accident in Antioch on Monday, December 31, 2018. A police officer noticed the suspect, 23-year old Donald Jackson at the site of the crash, and attempted to stop him. Jackson, who allegedly refused to stop the vehicle, crashed the car into two additional vehicles nearby. A police dog was called over to help subdue him. Jackson was later taken to a medical center for injuries related to the accidents and from the K-9.

Senior Health and Driving Safety

Getting older does not necessarily mean that you should give up driving entirely; however, regularly assessing your ability to drive is a crucial part of maintaining your health as a senior. Eventually, the majority of people will reach an age where your reflexes slow down, and your vision deteriorates, and this creates an unsafe driving condition for you and everyone else on the road.

Pittsburg Ca Car Accident

Pittsburg Car Accident Kills Two People – On Saturday, September 15, 2018, 58-year old Kimberly Seng and 63-year old Rasmey Seng were killed after two vehicles collided in Pittsburg. The incident occurred shortly after 10:00 p.m. that evening on Railroad Avenue near Alturas Avenue, according to police. The southbound lanes of Railroad Avenue were closed for several hours due to a collision investigation. The accident appears to have been caused by one vehicle that side-swiped another car while attempting to pass it. It is currently unknown if drugs or alcohol contributed to this accident.

I would like to take this time to extend my condolences to the family and friends that are impacted by this tragedy.