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Top tips for driving safely in strong winds and heavy rain

When the wind picks up and the rain begins to fall, the last place you want to find yourself is behind the wheel of your car. Unfortunately, this happens frequently because we can't stop our busy lives due to weather conditions, as much as we'd like to sometimes! As scary as it may be, there are some tips you can follow to drive safely in inclement weather.

Sometimes broken bones can lead to a permanent disability

Most people understand there is a lot of risk involved in getting behind the wheel of a car. Every day, people end up dead or with life-altering injuries, like traumatic brain injuries or spinal damage, as the result of a motor vehicle collision. That could lead you to think that you're lucky to only have to deal with a broken arm or leg.

Your guide to Holiday travel safety

One of the only ways to completely avoid a car accident this holiday season is to stay home. If your family lives several hours away, or just across town, this may not be an option. Like the majority of people in the Bakersfield area and across the country, you will probably have to climb behind the wheel and drive to your parents' or in-laws' home for the festivities.

Post-accident spinal cord injury symptoms

You're in a horrific car accident on the way home from work. In happens in just a split second. One moment you're driving down the highway and thinking about what you'll eat for dinner. The next moment a pickup truck is coming across the median and it slams into the front of your car.

Ignoring motorcycle safety and awareness can be deadly

Motorcycle safety and awareness work together to help keep motorcyclists safe from harm. When all motorists work together, many deaths and injuries might be prevented. This is very important since it isn't likely that motorcycles are going to be a thing of past anytime soon.

Serious injuries often result from commercial truck crashes

Most people drive carefully to avoid car crashes. You may double-check your mirrors before merging, diligently use your blinkers to signal other drivers, and slow before intersections, even if you have the right away. While these practices are critical to improving your overall safety, they can't change the way other people are driving. Often, the bigger the other vehicle in the crash, the greater the risk it represents for you and your passengers. Commercial vehicles, particularly semi trucks, are responsible for a large number of serious injuries and deaths every year in California.

Understanding and dealing with a truck accident

Truck accidents often have tragic consequences. Due to their size and weight, large commercial trucks have the ability to cause extensive damage to other vehicles and their passengers. If a truck is hauling hazardous materials, the damages can increase exponentially. These are some of the reasons why the government heavily regulates the trucking industry. However, safety requirements cannot stop all accidents from happening.