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Although the COVID-19 pandemic has halted or canceled traditional holiday plans for most, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) predicts dangerous roads this year following a recent report of more risky driving behavior (speeding, driving under the influence). Of the numerous kinds of holiday accidents that occur from November through January, the most common result in fires and burns, slip and falls, and auto accidents.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to come together around the table and take a moment to acknowledge what you are truly grateful for. Though Thanksgiving celebrations may be a bit unorthodox this year due to the global pandemic, the risk of accidents and catastrophic injuries will be at an all-time high during the holiday season.

California Rules of the Road: Riding an Electric Bike

Southern California has recently seen a lot more bicyclists on the road. However, it’s been noticed that these bicyclists are traveling at higher speeds than usual. Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, there has been a surge in Electric Bike sales. E-Bikes are just like regular bicycles, except with the addition of battery-powered assistance. As the recent trend to purchase E-Bikes continues, it is important that owners and riders become familiar with the laws regulating these bikes and the types of accidents and injuries involved.

Is Eating Behind the Wheel Considered Distracted Driving?

While sitting in traffic or stopped at a red light, drivers usually take this time to check messages, finish getting ready, or have a bite to eat. Although these small tasks may seem harmless, they can lead to major accidents caused by distracted driving. Breakfast may be known as the most important meal of the day, but is it worth risking the lives of others on the road? Traffic will not stop on a distracted driver’s account; the snack can wait.

Yield With Caution: Yellow Lights and Left-Hand Turns

Yellow lights are seen as an ultimatum for drivers to either accelerate speed or slow to a stop. However, the moment at which a car advances through their window of opportunity—at a yellow light or left-hand turn—sometimes intersects with an oncoming vehicle driving along the road the yielding car is passing through.

4th July Independence Day

Independence Day, also known as the “Fourth of July”, is a nationally recognized holiday that hosts many cookouts and fun in the sun activities. People usually will get together with close friends and family; spending their day-off eating, drinking and watching the celebratory fireworks. Traditional Fourth of July plans may be a bit different this year in lieu of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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