Tag Archives: driving safety

Drowsy driving plays a role in nearly eight times as many accidents as federal estimates suggest, according to a study released recently. Everyone knows the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol, but many people aren’t aware of risks of drowsy driving. Considering that nearly 328,000 car accidents can be linked to drowsy […]

The consequences of distracted driving are no joke, and this behavior results in thousands of fatal accidents every year in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “Distracted driving is dangerous, claiming 3,477 lives in 2015 alone.” At the Law Offices of Zappettini & Bradley, we think “dangerous” is an […]

Typically, most of encounter two main types of drivers in the world – the drivers that become irate when they are stuck behind someone travelling slowly in the left lane, and those who have no clue that it is even a problem, or that they are far more likely to cause a car accident. The […]

Walking through most Bay Area cities can be a frustrating experience. We are a car-centric society with little or no concern for people crossing our sunbathed streets. Our roads were not designed with a pedestrian-friendly approach in mind. Yet many pedestrians are out there, sharing your roads. Whether you are a local or a tourist, […]

A dangerous curve, often called a “dead-man’s curve,” is an unsafe curve along the road that is prone to car accidents. These accidents often result in life-threatening injuries or even death. Excessive speed and distracted driving are the most common causes behind these accidents. Drivers tend to lose control of their vehicles when they drive […]

Before you allow your child to get behind the wheel of your car, whether it is for practice with their permit or they just obtained their license, the first call that you should make is to your insurance company. In the state of California, anyone who has a license and drives a vehicle is required […]

Aggressive, or reckless drivers can cause accidents that result in significant damage to your vehicle in addition to major injuries. The legal definition of reckless driving is: “…operation of an automobile in a dangerous manner under the circumstances, including speeding (or going too fast for the conditions, even though within the posted speed limit), driving […]

For front-seat passengers, seat belts reduce the risk of serious injury by 50% and the risk of death by 45%. The US Constitution provides American citizens with the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. “Liberty” means that people are supposed to be free to make decisions for themselves. So how is it […]

Redding, Calif — The worst accidents we see on the road are ones caused by wrong way drivers, and over the last few months many high-profile accidents have caught the attention of the public. Now Caltrans is taking action and is beginning to add red reflectors on freeways to help with the problem. “They are […]