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Do higher speed limits correlate to higher death rates?

According to a new study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, increases in speed limits over the last two decades have contributed to approximately 33,000 automobile accident fatalities. The study focused on evaluating deaths per billion traveled miles within individual states and on different types of roadways. The results seem to conclusively express the dangerous relationship between driving faster and increased risk of injury or death to drivers and passengers.

What causes brain injuries in children?

Children are works in progress. This is particularly true when it comes to their mental development. As parents, we work to ensure that they grow in safe, but still stimulating, environments. We challenge them to try new things while rushing out to be a human safety net when needed.

Hesperia nursing student killed in head-on crash near hospital

A Hesperia woman who was on her way to work at Desert Valley Hospital was killed in a head-on crash in the early morning hours of June 1. The 26-year-old woman, who worked as a respiratory intern and was studying to be a nurse, was just half a block from the hospital when another driver headed in the opposite direction on Bear Valley Road reportedly crossed over into her lane and collided with her.

Passengers are the biggest cause of teen distracted driving

Recently, we discussed the problem of texting among teen drivers. Indeed, using your phone for any purpose while driving can be dangerous. According to a study by the AAA Foundation for Safety, 60 percent of vehicle crashes that involve teens are caused by distracted driving.

Courts, laws and apps: 3 steps to reduce distracted driving

Distracted driving is dangerous. Taking your eyes of the road to quickly check a text or update a post online can lead to a tragic accident. This concept is no surprise. What is new news is the fact that courts, lawmakers and producers of applications on smartphones are taking steps to help reduce the risk of these accidents.

Popular route to Las Vegas has shortage of first responders

Just about every weekend, residents from all over Southern California head out to Las Vegas for the weekend. In the summer months, the traffic between Southern California and the Nevada desert, including Lake Havasu as well as Las Vegas, increases significant. Many travelers (some 40,000 daily) use Interstate 15, passing through the small town of Baker here in San Bernardino County.

Fatal collisions are a serious problem in California

Whether you're in Southern California or in the San Francisco Bay Area, getting from one place to another can be a struggle. Numerous factors from the speed of the traffic to the sheer volume of drivers on the road can combine to result in devastating - often deadly - vehicle collisions.

NSC targets distracted driving in April campaign

California residents have likely heard that sophisticated automobile technology has the potential to one day all but eliminate traffic accidents, but a growing number of experts are claiming that the electronic information and entertainment systems that most modern vehicles come packed with could actually make the roads more dangerous. Multitasking has become normal behavior for many Americans, but dealing with phone calls, text messages and other distractions while behind the wheel causes thousands of accidents every year.

Automatic emergency braking systems to be standard by 2022

On March 17, several car manufacturers agreed that nearly all of their vehicles will have automatic emergency braking systems as of September 2022. California drivers may not be aware that, in September 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced an agreement with 10 car makers to add this technology as a crash prevention measure.

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