Blog Posts in November, 2012

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  • Understanding Northern California Large Truck Accidents

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 29-Nov-2012

    Large trucks can weigh 20-30 times as much as the average passenger vehicle, and they need 20-40 times the distance to stop fully, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). With differences in size, weight, and speed that are this big, it comes as no surprise that when a large truck and a small passenger car collide, the results can be devastating for those in the smaller ...
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  • Keeping Kids Safe In And Around The Car

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 27-Nov-2012

    Most parents know how important it is to use a proper child safety seat or booster seat in order to keep kids safe during a road trip. However, it’s also important to know what other vehicle dangers pose the greatest risk to children and to keep an eye out for these risks in and around your own vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) identifies five major sources ...
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  • Ntsb Announces Its Top Four Most-wanted Vehicle Safety Features

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 22-Nov-2012

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently released its “top ten most wanted” safety features across all U.S. modes of transport, including planes, trains, pipelines, and motor vehicles. Included on the list were the top four priority safety measures for U.S. cars. About 35,000 people die during transportation in the U.S. each year, and hundreds of thousands more are ...
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  • Plan Ahead For A Safe Road Trip This Thanksgiving

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 20-Nov-2012

    As many as half of all U.S. residents decide to travel on the long Thanksgiving weekend, and the vast majority travel by car. All this extra traffic creates an extra risk of death or serious injury on the road. You can help protect yourself and your loved ones this Thanksgiving by using some or all of the following safety tips: Travel during non-peak times, if possible. Leaving on the Tuesday or ...
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  • During National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, Practice Safe, Well-rested Driving

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 13-Nov-2012

    Drowsy driving is involved in over 16 percent of U.S. car crashes every year, or about one in six, according to the AAA Foundation. During National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, you can help protect yourself and your passengers by practicing safe and well-rested driving habits. The National Sleep Foundation provides many tips for preventing drowsiness while driving. Some tips you can use this ...
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  • Ways To Prevent Dog Bite Injuries In Children

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 9-Nov-2012

    Children are the most common victims of dog bite injuries in California, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The risk of dog bite injuries is especially high for toddlers, who don’t always know how to determine when a dog is acting aggressively, and whose delicate skin and bones can be severely damaged by a dog bite. Luckily, there are ways to protect ...
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  • GHSA Expresses Support, Concern For NHTSA Driver Licensing Rules

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 7-Nov-2012

    Th e Governors’ Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently expressed a mixture of support and concern for new graduated driver licensing rules suggested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). To the NHTSA’s suggestion of requiring 40 hours behind the wheel for novice drivers, the GHSA expressed support for getting teens needed experience, but noted that nobody ...
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  • Importance Of Equipment Maintenance In California Workplaces

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 5-Nov-2012

    No one can argue that even if you work with toxic chemicals, blasting equipment, or similar equipment, the possibility of injury may be greater than if you work in a less dangerous environment. The equipment you use to complete your tasks, however, should be safe and in good working order to avoid on-the-job accidents and injuries. As an employee in California, you have a right to be protected ...
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