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What are some fall weather hazards?

Traffic accidents have many causes, such as bad signage, speeding, texting while driving, driving under the influence, and more. However, it is essential for all drivers to remember that poor weather can cause crashes too. In parts of Orange County, and across California, some people may feel as if they are fortunate to avoid certain weather issues that are more prevalent in other areas, such as heavy snowfall and icy roads. However, there are numerous weather-related threats that can cause a crash during the fall.

Drunk driving and Labor Day

With Labor Day weekend quickly approaching, you might be looking forward to family celebrations or some other holiday-related event. Many people choose to drink alcohol during the holiday weekend, but some make the poor decision to operate a vehicle when they are over the legal limit. Drunk driving is a serious threat throughout the year, but the likelihood of being involved in a crash may be even greater during certain holidays. At Callahan & Blaine, we know how devastating drunk driving wrecks can be for victims and those they love in Orange County, and across California.

How do rollover accidents occur?

From head-on crashes to large truck accidents, traffic collisions take different forms. However, some people are injured or lose their lives in rollover accidents. Those who have been involved in a rollover accident may deal with many hardships, from physical pain and injuries to lost wages and mental trauma. Moreover, families may mourn the loss of their loved one following these often-dangerous wrecks. As a result, it is pivotal to go over some of the different ways these accidents take place. Drivers should be aware of all of the threats they face before getting behind the wheel and focus on traffic safety.

How dangerous is distracted driving?

Many different hazards can result in an auto crash, from speeding to drivers who choose to get behind the wheel after drinking. However, distracted driving can be especially risky and many people are not aware of just how dangerous distracted driving is. Whether you regularly drive yourself, or ever find yourself riding in a car with someone who might become distracted, it is important to watch out for this potentially perilous behavior.

How do drivers become distracted behind the wheel?

There are many hazards that drivers should always watch out for when operating a vehicle, which can result in an accident. For example, the consumption of alcohol or drugs can cause a crash, as well as speeding, driving while drowsy, ignoring signs, and even driving during poor weather conditions. However, distracted driving is also very dangerous and there are many different reasons why drivers become distracted on the road.

How is fault determined in auto accidents?

As a California driver, you no doubt go out of your way to ensure safe driving behaviors are a priority. Despite this, you may still be involved in an auto accident, and at some point fault will need to be determined. It can be helpful for motorists understand this process so that they have a better chance of proving another should be held responsible for the accident in question.

What are advanced vehicular safety systems?

Even the safest California drivers can use a bit of assistance. Fortunately, many vehicles today employ advanced safety systems, which play a more active role in keeping drivers safe and secure on the road. Additionally, these features range in functionality, which is crucial for ensuring comprehensive protection in the event of a crash.

How can I avoid dangerous driving habits?

As a driver in California, you know that safe driving is crucial to prevent accidents from occurring. However, many motorists unwittingly partake in dangerous driving behaviors, which can easily lead to disaster under the right circumstances. To this end, it’s important to be aware of which driving habits are unsafe, as well as know the ways to prevent such behaviors.

What should I do if involved in a hit and run?

Hit and run accidents can have devastating consequences for all involved. Even if loss of life is not a factor, you might still be faced with exorbitant repair costs and medical expenses, which you could end up paying for out of pocket. That’s why it’s imperative that Orange County motorists involved in hit and runs know exactly what to do in the aftermath.

Drivers must take pedestrian safety seriously

Beautiful California weather often means an increased amount of pedestrian foot traffic on busy roads and intersections. That’s why pedestrian safety is so crucial; drivers must take into account their presence on the road, and also ensure they are following common sense principles when it comes to preserving the well-being of others.

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