Cartwright - August 14, 2020 -

Adults more likely than teens to use cellphones on the road, study finds

According to a recent report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, teens are not the only drivers that may need a reminder of the dangers of cellphone use while behind the wheel. Interestingly, the report found that adults aged 25 to 39 actually lead all age groups when it comes to cellphone use on […]

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Cartwright - August 14, 2020 -

Is distracted driving by big-rig drivers becoming a serious problem?

Drivers in San Francisco County are accustomed to seeing tractor-trailers on the roads around them. These large transports bring food, clothing and other life-sustaining products to local stores and play an important role in the economy. Handling one of these big rigs requires great skill and drivers go through special training to learn how to […]

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Cartwright - August 14, 2020 -

Dialing while driving is the most distracting activity behind the wheel

Dialing while driving is the most distracting activity behind the wheel Over the past several years, there have been a number of studies that have discussed the dangers of using cellphones while behind the wheel. However, a recent study has found that the most dangerous aspect of using a cellphone while driving is dialing a […]

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Cartwright - August 14, 2020 -

Will proposed boater safety law help protect Californians?

A new boater education bill could address California’s high rate of boating accidents, which are often attributed to operator inexperience or inattention. For many people in San Francisco, nothing compares to a day on the water sailing, fishing, skiing or cruising. Sadly, boating comes with inherent safety risks that may be worsened by California’s current […]

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Cartwright - August 14, 2020 -

Truckers to face new substance testing guidelines

The FMCSA is taking action to reduce accidents among commercial drivers due to drunk or drugged driving and hopes to improve safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration collects and houses a variety of traffic-related data. Statistics regarding motor vehicle accidents that involved large commercial trucks, such as 18-wheelers, or drunk drivers are among the […]

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Cartwright - August 14, 2020 -

What TBI victims in California need to know about depression

While there are a variety of different consequences brain injury victims may suffer from after an accident, many eventually develop depression. When accident victims in California incur a traumatic brain injury, they may experience a wide range of different effects because every TBI is different, states the Brain Injury Association of America. This is because […]

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Cartwright - August 14, 2020 -

Voice-activated technology may increase driver distraction in CA

Although voice-activated and hands-free cellular devices are legal to use in California, studies show that both are dangerous forms of driver distraction. California has some of the strictest cellphone laws in the country. Not only does the state ban all drivers from texting and driving, California is one of fourteen states that prohibits drivers from […]

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Cartwright - August 14, 2020 -

Drunk Driving Realities in San Francisco

Residents in the Bay Area should be aware of the statistics for drunk driving fatalities in all local counties. The realities of drunk driving are sobering indeed. Statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2013 indicate that 867 out of 3,000 vehicular deaths in California were caused by drunk drivers. Impaired driving […]

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Cartwright - August 14, 2020 -

Report: California still has the highest number of pedestrian fatalities

California led the nation in fatal pedestrian accidents in 2014, with a total proportion of pedestrian deaths that was twice the national average. Commuting safely around San Francisco and other parts of California can be challenging, especially for people who are traveling on foot. As most locals know, California has earned the distinction of being […]

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Cartwright - August 14, 2020 -

Dog bites a real concern for residents in San Francisco

Every day, people in the U.S. suffer serious dog bites that require medical attention. Dogs are considered man’s best friend but The Cartwright Law Firm Inc. knows that for many residents in San Francisco, a dog could be their worst enemy. Just recently, SFGate reported that a mastiff mix dog bit an 8-month old child. […]

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