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Truck driver rest requirements: boon or burden?

At least a few California truck drivers prefer to drive without mandated rest periods applying that would require them to stop and rest more. Others believe that rest requirements keep roadways safe. As reported by The Mercury News, when compared to federal laws regarding mandatory breaks, California permits truck drivers to rest more frequently. However, California law is in danger of federal preemption depending on whether new proposed federal legislation is passed. Under current law, while in California, truck drivers may take one half-hour break for meals every five hours worked, and one ten-minute break for rest every four hours worked. At present, federal law requires drivers to take one half-hour break after eight hours of driving. In other words, truck drivers passing through California have the option to take breaks more frequently if they choose.

Call for attention to deadly intersection

Residents in Bakersfield and other parts of Kern County may well appreciate the fact that they do not have to live in the craziness of Los Angeles or other highly congested areas of southern California. However, while they do not have to contend with jammed freeways, they do have to deal with rural roads that pose their own variety of danger to motorists.

What are the auto insurance requirements in California?

If you live in California, you are required to be a financially responsible driver. The requirements of “financial responsibility,” or insurance, are enumerated in the California Vehicle Code and issued as regulations by the State of California. According to the DMV, a motorist may be required to provide proof of financial responsibility, as a result of an accident, if requested by a police officer or at the time a person renews registration on a vehicle. There are different types of financial responsibility that may satisfy the statutory requirement.

Causes for concern after a car accident

Drivers across California may be aware of the many serious issues that can arise after a car accident, but many people do not know that injuries from car crashes can take days or weeks to show their full effects. Those who have been in a car crash should pay special attention to how they feel in the time following an accident to ensure medical help is not needed.

Intoxicated driver kills bicyclist

Riding a bicycle is a common form of exercise as well as transportation for many people in California. With the summer heat, it is not unusual for people to choose to ride their bikes either early in the morning or in the evening to avoid being out in the hottest part of the day. Sadly for one man, a recent bike ride on a weekday evening ended up being his last ever after a tragic accident.

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