Dogs hanging out the window of a vehicle may look seriously cute, but letting a dog roam around a vehicle can be an extremely dangerous roadway behavior. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, dogs were listed as one of the many distractions that caused the thousands of traffic fatalities last year.
San Francisco has some of the most beautiful, windy roads surrounded by historical sites and amazing landscape views. But it is those same beautiful windy roads that have parents across the city worried about taking their children with them on a bicycle ride. The city attracts a large amount of tourists which combine with residential traffic to create a high risk of being injured in a bicycle accident.
We are all familiar with the term “there’s an app for that,” but what we may not be familiar with is the fact that a driver increases their risk of being involved in a car accident by 23 percent when they choose to participate in distracted driving activities like texting or e-mailing.
San Francisco is a beautiful town with amazing sites that combine both tourist fascination and residential utility. The warm temperatures and incredible sites make it a kind of mecca for motorcycle riders. However, along with an increased motorcycle population comes and increased risk of fatal motorcycle accidents.
New Year’s resolutions are in full force for people across the nation, and San Francisco policy makers have resolved to reduce the number of serious pedestrian accidents caused each year. San Francisco’s unique structure and attractions draw a large number of pedestrians, but the city also leads the nation in the number of annual pedestrian deaths caused by car accidents. In fact, 50 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the city are pedestrians, a fatality rate that is four times the rate across the nation.