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Two Carbon Monoxide Detectors Failed to Alert Consumers 

Federal regulators recently warned about two digital display carbon monoxide detectors that failed to alert the presence of the potentially deadly gas. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said the detectors did not go off when exposed to CO gas levels required by safety standards.

Sacramento County’s Bridge Closed Until 2024

Sacramento County Department of Transportation (SacDOT) has recently closed a wooden bridge for construction. The Franklin Boulevard bridge near Lost Slough and Desmond Road in south Sacramento County was closed on Friday, February 17, 2023. The nearly two miles bridge is located north of the San Joaquin County line and overlooks the Mokelumne River Overflow.

‘Do Not Drive’ Warning Issued for over 8,000 Honda Vehicles

Honda Motor Company is urgently warning thousands of Honda and Acura owners in the United States to not drive their vehicles due to unrepaired Takata Alpha driver-side airbag inflators. In a statement released on Friday, February 3, 2023, Honda asks about 8,200 drivers to park their cars until the life-saving recall work has been completed.

Survey Shows Most People Are Interested in Owning an Electric Car

The latest Consumer Reports survey shows most people in the United States are interested in learning more about electric vehicles (EVs) and possibly owning one. The survey was conducted in the summer of 2020 with results from nearly 3,400 drivers, which shows public perception of electric vehicles is heading toward the mainstream.

Don’t Drive to Tahoe on Fridays from the Bay Area

The much-needed rain in Northern California has brought white powdery snow to Lake Tahoe’s popular skiing resorts. We can expect many people, including those in the Bay Area, to hit the slopes this President’s Day weekend. However, the drive to Tahoe can take much longer than expected.

NTSB Warns of Safety Risks with Heavy Electric Cars

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently expressed concern about the heavier vehicles driving on American roads. Jennifer Homendy, the head of NTSB, raised the issue during a speech at the annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting in Washington. In her keynote speech, Homendy said she’s worried about the increased risk of serious injury and death for everyone on the road from heavier and more powerful cars, including electric vehicles (EVs).

Establishing Driver Fatigue in Trucking Accident Claims

It’s no secret truck drivers often experience fatigue as they travel long hours delivering goods across the country. According to recent statistics, truck drivers average less than five hours of sleep a night, which can significantly affect their physical and cognitive function, and increase their chances of falling asleep behind the wheel. Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) indicated over 5,000 deadly truck accidents occurred in 2019, 13 percent of which involved a fatigued truck driver.

Campaign to Crackdown on Holiday Drunk Driving Underway

The holidays may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it is also the most dangerous on our roadways. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicated that there is often an increase in drunk driving deaths during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Marconi Avenue Injury Crash Involved Hit-and-Run Driver

A hit-and-run on Marconi Avenue in Sacramento left at least one person injured on December 6. The collision occurred between Howe Avenue and the Cap City Freeway around 4:38 p.m. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the collision involved a BMW and a Ford SUV. The reporting person’s vehicle, although drivable, was said to smell like smoke and was transported to a safe location. 

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