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December 2017 Archives

What are some common railroad injuries?

Working on California railroads is a dangerous job. There are many ways you could be injured and many types of injuries. That is why safety is so important. Understanding all the safety regulations will help, but it also is beneficial to be aware of what dangers are lurking. 

Who is to blame if you are injured in a parking lot?

Whether you are walking, driving or riding in a parking lot in Oakland, one of the first questions that may cross your mind is who is to blame for any injuries you may receive if you have an accident in one. You could shatter your hip in a slip-and-fall accident, suffer a spinal cord injury in a collision or end up critically injured after being hit by a vehicle. There is also the possibility that you may die. Each year, more than 60,000 people become injured in parking lot accidents that involve motorists, states EHSToday. 

How distractions affect motorist safety

Cars are among the greatest and most dangerous inventions ever created. They make getting around the Oakland area faster and convenient. They also are a major source of property damage for many people. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car accidents were the primary cause of death for 11-year-old children and the 13th primary cause of death for motorists and pedestrians overall. Some motorists take their vehicles for granted and overestimate their driving abilities. They also use distractions to divide their attention while they drive. 

Should you drive with the flow of traffic?

It is no surprise that traffic in California is often a mess. One thing that always seems to come up is a concern about speeding. Some people say you should always go with the flow of traffic to prevent traffic jams and accidents, even if the speed others are going is faster than the posted speed limit. However, is this good advice?

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