In 2008, the state of California banned drivers from making calls with handheld cellphones. Recently, researchers at the California Office of Traffic Safety conducted a study into the law’s effectiveness. The results were striking – while overall traffic deaths have fallen by 22 percent since the law was enacted, fatal accidents involving hand-held cellphones have […]read more
Once again, April showers have made their way to San Francisco. While the wet weather does wonders in bringing those May flowers to life, it can present safety risks for Bay Area drivers. Rainstorms, especially big ones, have the propensity to create slippery roads, low-visibility conditions and other hazards that could lead to San Francisco […]read more
A lot of Bay Area residents like to do some of their commuting by bicycle, especially now that spring is upon us. However, many – especially those relatively new to biking – might not realize that they are supposed to follow the same traffic laws that apply to drivers. California law requires bikers to obey […]read more
Last year, more than 3,000 Americans were killed in distracted driving accidents. Much of the discussion around distracted driving car accidents has focused on the role of cellphones and other handheld devices. In response, many states have passed laws either banning or restricting the use of handheld mobile devices. California, for its part, prohibits texting […]read more
With spring now upon us, many Bay Area motorcyclists will be dusting off their bikes and heading out on the open highway. However, after a winter away from the road, San Francisco motorcycle accidents are a real concern. Both riders and drivers could benefit from reviewing some helpful safety tips as the motorcycle season starts […]read more
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) offers a Smart Start course for 15- to 19-year-olds and their parents as part of its mission to limit the number of new teen drivers involved in car accidents each year. Throughout the United States, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among teens and young adults aged […]read more
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), on an average day five people were killed in fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2009. Of those five, at least one was not wearing a seat belt. The CHP asserts that “Every click of a seat belt represents another life potentially saved.” California state law mandates, in the […]read more
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1.7 million people each year suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Falls lead the list of common causes of TBI, followed by motor vehicle accidents, struck-by incidents and assaults. Over 50,000 people die each year from traumatic brain injury. Children under four and adults over 75 make up […]read more
After closely studying the bicycle commuters of the San Francisco Bay area and Portland, Oregon, the Mineta Transportation Institute encourages cyclists throughout California and beyond to pedal on. Its report, Promoting Bicycle Commuter Safety, was sponsored by the California Department of Transportation. The reports notes a few important statistics: Men are more likely to be the […]read more
At the beginning of this year, California law related to child safety seats changed. Children must now ride in the back seat with an appropriate passenger restraint until turning 8 years old or reaching 4’9″ in height. The California Highway Patrol reports that these simple changes will reduce the risk of serious injury to children […]read more
In light of the recent news concerning California’s Prop 8, it seems prudent to bring attention to issues related to workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. This includes being treated differently or harassed because of your real or perceived sexual orientation — whether gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or heterosexual. While Federal laws tend to have […]read more
The Cartwright Law Firm Consumer Tips – The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada have issued a recall notice related to about 30,000 strollers that have a front wheel that may unexpectedly break off its axle, causing the stroller to tip, creating a potential fall hazard. The strollers were imported by Bumbleride Inc., and […]read more
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