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Loud music makes people worse drivers

Driving can get boring, and people will go to great lengths to ease that boredom. A lot of distracted driving accidents happen because someone is intentionally trying to take his or her mind off of driving -- perhaps by talking on the phone or sending a text -- even though that is exactly what causes car accidents.

Tracking your medical expenses following a car accident

Victims of car accidents can find themselves in an even worse situation if they fail to properly track all of their medical expenses related to the crash. If you've been involved in any type of car accident in San Mateo, California, you need to keep a good record of every penny spent to care for your injuries, even if they were as minor as some bumps and bruises.

Driver arrested for suspected DUI in San Mateo County

Safety on the road is never a given. Drivers must always take the time to survey the roads and areas around them for possible hazards that may cause collisions. Unfortunately, it often doesn't take a lot for a collision to cause injury, disability or even death.

Multiple cars involved in Caldecott Tunnel accident, 2 injured

The Caldecott Tunnel out in the east bay was the site of a bevy of motor vehicle accidents that left numerous people injured. The accident happened around 11 a.m. when a vehicle blew out a tire. It stopped in the right lane of the tunnel and put on its emergency flashers. After this occurred, numerous vehicles crashed into one another as they tried to avoid the stopped vehicle.

2016 saw most motor vehicle accident deaths since 2007

It is easy to forget that there was once a time when the motor vehicle accident fatality rate was incredibly bad. It was not an uncommon sight to see the rate above 50,000 deaths per year from 1966 to 1980. For the most part, the rate stayed in the 40,000s, which by today's standards is an incredibly high number. Lawmakers and safety advocates would be enraged if the number was that high.

Medical emergencies while driving could be aided by technology

Imagine that you are driving down the road one day, and you feel a sudden pain in your chest. "That's odd," you think. You're a relatively healthy person who keeps up with his or her doctor's appointments and checkups. So you keep driving thinking it's just a weird shooting pain. But it only persists and gets worse. Soon, you realize this isn't just a random ache or pain -- you are having a heart attack.

Nearly 10,500 people died in drunk driving accidents in 2016

In some cases, car accidents are truly accidental. What we mean is: the drivers involved aren't doing anything negligent, and yet the two cars collide. And in many cases, these wrecks aren't serious in nature, though they do cause some damage to the vehicles. Still, the wreck can cause some serious headaches for the people involved.

Safety is the primary concern when driving

It is hard to precisely identify exactly what causes a motor vehicle accident. This is because they happen all the time and under such varying circumstances. There are so many moving parts in any individual accident -- the speed of the vehicles, the setting of the crash, the mindset of the drivers involved, the time of day, the weather -- that pointing to any single factor does a disservice to the idea of fully investigating a crash.

NHTSA: last two years have seen huge fatal accident increases

A couple of months ago, we wrote a post about the rising fatality number in the state of California when it comes to car accidents. They have been on the rise since 2010, and now a new report from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that this rise isn't specific to California or any given state -- it is a national problem that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later.

Two accidents lead to one fatality, multiple seriously injured

An unfortunate and uncommon set of circumstances led to a fatal wreck that ultimately involved seven vehicles, claimed one life, and left multiple other people with injuries. The fatal crash occurred because of another crash that happened on Highway 4 last week. That wreck was minor in nature and no one was hurt. However, it backed up traffic on the highway and caused a chaotic scene.

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