When explaining to children how to cross the street, it's most common to tell them to look left, then right, then left again. This advice also goes for adults, but it's generally assumed that they already know how to do it.
The holiday season is thick upon us -- and that means there are a lot of semitrucks making deliveries on the road. Online shopping is huge, and many people have abandoned the big box stores in favor of ordering the gifts they intend to give online. If you plan to travel this Christmas, you need to know how to share the road with these big rigs -- because they're likely to be everywhere.
You can hardly watch a television show or surf the internet without seeing at least one public service announcement (PSA) regarding cellphones and distracted driving. But despite their good intentions, these PSAs seem to be missing their targets.
Whenever you're driving and an ambulance goes by with its lights flashing, do you wonder absently if there was a deadly accident somewhere behind you or in front of you? You pull over to the side of the road, let the emergency vehicle go by, and then drive on. Maybe it hits you a little harder since you are in the car, but you probably forget about it by the time you get home.
Maybe you count yourself among those who always refrain from using your phone while driving. Or, maybe you are one of the many people across California who regret to admit that you do, on occasion, break the state’s hands-free cellphone laws. Regardless of whether you are one of the rule-abiders or offenders, know that your chances of getting into a crash with someone using a phone or otherwise driving distracted continues to rise despite enhanced legislation.