Oakland Personal Injury Law Blog

6 Tips For Driving Safely on Wet Roads

Slick_city_streets_after_rain.jpgA short break in the rain has dried the roads a bit, but we have more coming by week's end. Whether you're driving biking or walking, use caution when commuting on wet roads.

See and be seen.

Make sure you headlights, taillights, turn signals, and brake lights all work. If your windshield wipers leave streaks of dirt, replace them.

If a car next to you splashes through a puddle and covers your windshield, functional wipers will ensure you can clear off the gunk. Working lights help keep you visible. They also help you avoid a traffic ticket.

Bicycle-pedestrian collision injury

As pedestrian and vehicle infrastructures stretch to handle an ever-increasing population, city councils wonder how to maintain safe travel. New roads, sidewalks, street signs, traffic lights, bicycle lanes, speed bumps and roundabouts are major investments. City coffers do not contain enough funds to keep up with the traffic.

Bicycle-pedestrian accidents are not uncommon

Cyclists without helmets risk severe head injuries

California is heaven for cyclists of all ages. Many people in the Oakland area can commute to work on their bikes and college students use them for daily transportation around campus.

In the world of bicycles, an accident can happen in the blink of an eye. If you ride without a helmet, you risk suffering a head injury that could alter the course of your life.

Tips for bicyclists: How to handle drivers' road rage

Riding a bicycle in the Bay Area is a great, environmentally friendly way to get around the city. Unfortunately, not all drivers want to share the road. This is tragically evident every time a news story pops up of a bicyclist sustaining injuries, sometimes fatally, in the city. 

It is critical for bicyclists and motorists to share the road so everyone can be safe. Bicyclists often have to bear the brunt of drivers' road rage. If you ever find yourself in this situation, then you need to follow these steps to avoid an accident

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