Tips for riding safely on wet roads

Tips for riding safely in the rain on wet roads from the pages of The Total Motorcycling Manual.

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

Winter in Southern California means one thing: Rain!  Great to be reminded of how to ride a motorcycle safely in rainy weather.  Wet pavement creates a particular peril for bikers if they fail to adjust speed, following distance and braking accordingly.  Ride safe this winter!

www.victimslawyer.com/motorcycle-accidents/

See on www.cycleworld.com

Cars must fit new technology to stop hitting kids

Update on Euro NCAP pedestrian safety plans. In 2016, Euro NCAP will start to test how well AEB systems detect pedestrians. Cyclist detection planned too

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

While I think back up cameras and many other new technology safety features on automobiles will help to reduce child pedestrian accidents, I don’t think technology will every replace good judgment and driving skills.  Simple things like slowing down around areas where kids are playing or running, looking well and often before backing up especially in parking lots and always checking rear and side view mirrors are essential to prevent kids from being struck..

For more information on pedestrian accident and injury claims in California including Los Angeles go to:

www.victimslawyer.com/pedestrian-accidents-california/

See on www.carsafetyrules.com

Death of Deftones Basss Player, Chi Cheng, Sparks Road Safety Campaign

A road safety campaign has been launched in honour of tragic Deftones star Chi Cheng, who died following a car crash.

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

The tragic death of bassist Chi Cheng has sparked the formation of “Buckle Up for Chi”, a foundation to promote automobile passenger safety.   Chi was involved in a head on collision car crash in Santa Clara, CA, which put him into a vegatative coma for several years until he finally died.  This case is a tragic reminder of the importance of wearing safety restraints while driving or riding as a passenger in any motor vehicle.  Buckle Up!!

For more information on car accident and injury claims in California go to:  www.victimslawyer.com/car-accidents/

See on www.hollywood.com

Today‚Äôs traffic report: Rain blamed for numerous freeway accidents in Long Beach, South Bay areas

LONG BEACH >> Area freeways saw a number of accidents this morning as a busy morning commute combined with wet, slippery roads. Slippery roads contributed to at least one larger crash and a number of minor accidents this morning.

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

As happens every year in the Southern California winter, the rains come and along with them come a rate of traffic accidents related to rainy conditions.  California Vehicle Code 22350 requires all drivers to adjust speed to account for all roadway conditions, including weather.  Slow down this rainy season in Socal, you could save someone from being injured or killed on our freeways and surface streets!

www.victimslawyer.com

See on www.presstelegram.com

California assisted living facilities fined $2 million in last 5 years, $1 million remains unpaid

The California Department of Social Services issued more than $2 million in fines against assisted living facilities throughout the state from 2007 to 2012.But a ProPublica review of department records shows it collected less than half o…

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

According to this article, California has one of the most loosely regulated Assisted Care Industries in the nation.  These facilities house more elderly Californians than any other state and continue to violate standards for care, be fined, and skirt paying the fines.  What this leads to, in my opinion, is more elder abuse in these facilities.  It is only through the civil justice system that many of the victims of elderly abuse and neglect are able to seek justice and change.  This makes it vital for California personal injury lawyers who handle elder abuse claims to continue seeking compensation for the victims and their families and, in turn, change in a broken system.

See on www.sbsun.com