Essential Skills for Staying Safe on Your Bike

Millions of people ride bikes every day for fun, fitness and transportation. Sadly, this healthy way of getting around turns to tragedy in too many cases when cyclists are injured or killed in accidents. If you ride a bike, you probably know that wearing a helmet is one of the most important steps you can
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Will Pokémon Go Lead to More Distracted Driving Accidents?

Unless you’ve been camping in the wilderness without internet, you’ve probably heard of the new mobile game Pokémon Go. The game debuted on July 6 and became — quite literally — an overnight success. Already, millions of people have loaded Pokemon Go on their smartphones. But the addictive game didn’t take long to reveal its
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California Teen Driving Laws

California teen driving laws can be a bit confusing, but parents and teens alike need to know these laws and abide by them to avoid points on their license. Unfortunately, there are often news stories about teens involved in car accidents, causing car accidents, or making mistakes that could have resulted in significant loss. Understanding
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Bike Safety on Mt. Diablo

For cyclists, Mount Diablo — with its stunning views, steep inclines, narrow roadways and blind curves — presents a thrilling challenge. But those same attractions that lure so many cyclists also cause many accidents between bicycles and cars, along with many injuries. The Contra Costa County mountain is one of the tallest peaks in the
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California Hoverboard Laws

If you’ve heard that hoverboards are illegal but you’ve also noticed people riding them in local parks and around downtown Walnut Creek, you may wonder about the legal status of this latest gadget craze. Rumors have swirled online in recent months that a new bill banned hoverboards nationwide. While it’s true that the state of California
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Earbud Laws While Driving or Biking in CA: What You Need To Know

Discussions on bike safety are influencing laws and safety programs throughout California. It was only natural that a discussion about earbuds while driving or biking would also arise and eventually lead to new laws. While there are no statistics regarding a link between earbuds and accidents, states take note on how shutting off from the
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The Six Types of OSHA Violations

Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 1970 for purposes of assuring safe and healthy working conditions for American workers.  Establishment of standards for working conditions, while providing outreach, education, and assistance to workers and their employers is its mission. OSHA also enforces its standards when violations are determined to exist. Work sites and
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How California Vehicle Laws Apply to the New Bolt Electric Bike

With no license required, the Bolt Electric Bike is becoming a rapidly popular form of transportation. The state of California has seen a rise in the use of the Bolt Electric Bike because of it’s affordability, and ease of use. The problems associated with this rise in electric bike use involve the safety of riders, the
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California Electric Scooter Laws

Excerpts from California Laws that Pertain to Motorized Scooters California Vehicle Code (CVC) concerning motorized scooters: California Vehicle Code §407.5(a) A “motorized scooter” is any two-wheeled device that has handlebars, has a floorboard that is designed to be stood upon when riding, and is powered by an electric motor. This device may also have a
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Study Reveals Troubling Injury and Fatality Statistics for Latino Workers in California

In the last couple of years, there have been more worker injuries and fatalities in the Latino community in California. While the data clearly indicates this is happening and that speaks for itself, that is not the real issue. The heart of the matter is why this is taking place. If there is something about
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