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Overcrowded rest stops are a dangerous hazard

Truck drivers face many unique risks as part of their job, but one prevalent danger is fatigue. Many truckers in California are required to drive long hours and some of them irresponsibly failt to get adequate rest before their shift begins. To help manage this ongoing risk, rest stops were created to provide a safe and convenient solution for truck drivers, and other motorists, who need to rest temporarily on the side of the road. 

What should I know about left lane restrictions?

Many California motorists may not be aware that state law puts some restrictions on driving in the left-hand lane on a multiple lane road or a highway. In fact, as Vox points out, every state restricts the use of the left lane in some fashion, though these laws are not meant to be overly intrusive. In fact, they are intended to keep traffic flowing and prevent traffic jams, as well as cut down on the risk of vehicular accidents.

Riding a motorcycle while under the influence

When people think of drunk driving, many envision someone operating a truck or a passenger vehicle. However, it is important to keep in mind that those who operate other types of vehicles, such as motorcycles, may also drive drunk. In some parts of the country, there are fewer motorcyclists on the road during the winter months. However, many will soon take to the road once again when spring rolls around. Whether you are a motorcyclist, or you are worried about some of your friends riding a motorcycle while under the influence, it is imperative to be mindful of the dangers associated with riding a motorcycle while drunk.

When should I change the tires on my vehicle?

California motorists hoping to avoid a nasty accident on the road should look down to the tires on their vehicles as a way to help prevent problems while driving. Whether you are a commercial truck driver, deliverining freight or taking passengers to destinations, or use your vehicle for personal needs only, maintaining a strong set of tires can make the difference between a safe road journey and suffering an automobile collision.

What're the real costs after a serious vehicle accident?

After being seriously injured in a crash, you will likely see many significant changes in your life. Having an experienced, successful lawyer on your side can make all the difference. Our attorneys and staff at Hildebrand, McLeod & Nelson, LLP, will be here to help you through the recovery and adjustment period, regardless of how long they last.

Anticipating a change in your insurance after a car accident

When you have been involved in a car accident in California, investigators will spend considerable time surveying the scene of the accident to determine whether or not you were at fault. If you were the driver who was responsible for causing the accident, you may be subject to a variety of consequences that may take time to correct. At Hildebrand, McLeod & Nelson, we have helped many people who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident. 

How often are work zones a factor in car accidents?

Encountering road construction is a common occurrence for most California motorists, but you, like many others, may find that navigating your way through the state's growing number of work zones can prove difficult and anxiety-inducing. Avoiding work zones entirely is not realistic, however, but learning what causes many of today's work zone accidents and injuries may help you mitigate your accident risk to some extent.

Can I contest a ticket produced from radar gun evidence?

A California police officer standing in a secluded place with a radar gun to catch speeders is not an uncommon sight. Many motorists will attest to being pulled over by a police official and ticketed because the radar gun claimed that they were driving over the speed limit. However, you might believe your speedometer said otherwise and contest your ticket in court. How likely is a court to accept that argument? Unfortunately, not very likely.

What does the law say about approaching a train crossing?

You are driving on a California road when you spot a railroad crossing up ahead. If the gate is not dropped down, you might think you have no problem driving over the tracks. However, depending on the vehicle you drive, the law could require you to exercise greater caution while approaching a railroad crossing even if no train is approaching.

How common is substance abuse among truckers?

It is virtually impossible to drive down a California freeway and not come in contact with commercial trucks, but for many motorists, sharing the road with these large, tremendously heavy vehicles can be a stressful, anxiety-inducing experience. While the size and weight of semi-trucks makes them inherently threatening to motorists driving smaller passenger vehicles, the threats they pose become far more pronounced when truck drivers engage in substance abuse before getting behind the wheel.

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