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October 2016 Archives

Safety of Coronado Bridge questioned after four killed

One of the most iconic structures in all of California is the Coronado Bridge that connects Coronado Island with mainland San Diego. Driving over the bridge can be a nerve-wracking experience, but a recent truck accident has turned the spotlight on another aspect of the bridge's safety: whether or not the guardrails are strong enough to prevent vehicles or accident debris from falling on people below the bridge.

New law in California stricter on cell phone use while driving

California laws concerning cell phone use while driving are about to become more strict. A new law in California prohibits any use of a cell phone while driving unless it is hands free. California Highway Patrol officers are focusing on patrols aimed at stopping drivers from texting and driving and operating their cell phones while driving. According to authorities, if a driver is holding a cell phone in their hands while driving, they are in violation of the law. When the stricter cell phone law goes into effect at the beginning of 2017, using maps or accessing a playlist by holding a cell phone while driving will be prohibited. One officer noted he believes the new law clarifies for drivers what is legal and what is not legal.

Understanding California's financial responsibility law

Most Californians understand that they must show proof of automobile insurance before they can obtain a license for their motor vehicle. On the other hand, very few motorists understand why such a requirement is imposed upon them. A recent truck accident in Los Angeles offers an answer to this question.

Bus drivers must satisfy high standard of care in accident cases

This blog has posted several discussions of California accidents involving passenger buses. Some collisions involved both buses and automobiles, and others involved only a single bus. We have also referred to drivers involved in auto accidents as being liable for the accidents they cause because they failed to exercise reasonable care. What about bus operators and drivers? What standard of care must they follow in caring for the safety of their passengers?

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