Sacramento is not as big as some cities in the state, but it does rank high when it comes to bicycling accidents. This is cause for concern when you consider that statisticians put the number of individuals biking to work every day in the city at more than 4,000. Hundreds of others ride their bikes to other destinations.
For many years now, early start times have been the norm at U.S. high schools. There has been a push against this trend lately. There has been movement in schools in many different parts of the country towards later start times. In recent years, at least 45 states have seen some schools in them make such a move. However, early start times remain prevalent, with more than 85 percent of the public high schools here in the U.S. having a start time before 8:30 a.m. as of the 2015-2016 school year.
There are many things that make the idea of self-driving cars an attractive one. Among these are that autonomous systems wouldn’t be prone to the unsafe driving habits human drivers sometimes exhibit. These include:
The League of American Bicyclists recently ranked California third in the nation in bike safety. This is an increase from No. 8 in 2015, so the trend is positive.
Anger can show up in a lot of places. This includes out on the roads. A study indicates that California roads may see a particularly high number of angry drivers as compared to the rest of the nation.
With the number of states that have opted to legalize marijuana growing, one thing that could be increasingly impactful out on the roads in the U.S. is what views drivers have on marijuana use and driving.
How responsibly drivers behave when motorcycles are nearby can have very big impacts. This includes how carefully they act when turning, how vigilant they are at keeping their speed at safe levels and how close of attention they are paying to driving. These things can affect the chances of motorcycle accidents occurring.
Among the auto technologies that have grown by leaps and bounds in recent years are infotainment systems. The infotainment systems of cars are getting increasingly sophisticated, making all sorts of functions available to users. This includes functions related to GPS navigation, texting and music.
Going through a motor vehicle accident can be a very shocking experience in general. Some car accident victims find themselves dealing with another shock following their crash: The discovery that the person who caused the crash didn’t stop, but instead just kept going on their way.
Driver negligence is dangerous anywhere out on the roads. However, there are some areas where it can have particularly tragic consequences. For example, when drivers act unsafely in school zones, it could result in children getting struck and severely injured.