The governor of California has signed a bill into law that now requires drivers to maintain at least a three-foot passing distance between a vehicle and a bicyclist. How can a motorist tell if he or she is allowing at least three feet? It’s about the same distance as opening a passenger car door. This can give a motorist a good idea of how much clearance should be afforded to bicyclists when they are in the same lane as a motor vehicle.
Pedestrians usually aren’t allowed to walk on California interstates, but there might be times when walking on these busy roads might be necessary. Because of that, all drivers have to be vigilant about keeping an eye out for pedestrians. For pedestrians who were injured on the highway or interstate, serious injuries are almost certain. Learning about pedestrian accidents on the highways might help those who are victims of these accidents and their family members.
There is little doubt as to the popularity of motorcycles. Given the freedom these enthusiasts attain, it’s easy to see why. From loving the feel of the wind in one’s face to the relatively inexpensive operating costs, motorcycles will likely always hold an appeal for some.
For many, the aging process is accompanied by a sharp increase in the use of pharmaceuticals. In some cases, the drugs that are given are necessary and helpful. In far too many cases, they are unnecessary and given for purposes other than the best interests of the patient. Countless nursing homes are guilty of overmedicating their residents for a number of reasons. It is a persistent problem and is a form of nursing home abuse. Residents suffer a wide range of problems, and can even be killed, because of drugs that are administered improperly.
Leading a healthy lifestyle by staying active shouldn’t be something that leads to an injury caused by the negligence or fault of another person. For bicyclists around the San Francisco area, hazards like inattentive motorists and obstacles in the roadways pose serious threats. When an injury occurs because of those reasons or because of a defect in the bicycle, bicyclists have legal actions they can take to recoup some of the expenses associated with the bicycle accident injury.
A fatal collision in Oakland between a husband and wife and a man driving a tractor-trailer is still under investigation. The crash occurred just after 9 p.m., Aug. 26 on Interstate 880 near 10th Avenue.