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Car Accidents Archives

Parents keep setting a bad example for teen drivers

Laws will not stop teens from getting distracted while driving. They can cut back on it -- in theory, a teen who gets a citation for a dangerous driving behavior will refrain from doing it in the future -- but those teen drivers still have choices to make. They have to choose to be safe.

Authorities investigating cause of wrong-way Highway 1 crash

Two people were killed in a crash during the pre-dawn hours of Saturday, Feb. 9, on Highway 1. The deadly crash occurred when a man who was reportedly driving a Prius southbound in the northbound lane of the highway in Pacifica ran head-on into a pickup truck.

Slow drivers are dangerous, too

Speeding drivers are definitely dangerous, and excessive speed factors into many car accidents every year. They make avoidable mistakes, they can't react quickly enough to things happening around them and they increase the likelihood of serious injuries in a crash.

Steps can be taken by all motorists to reduce their injury risk

One of the reasons motorists are required to take both a written and physical driver's test is to make sure that they know the rules of the road well enough to avoid becoming involved in a crash and getting hurt. There are extenuating circumstances such as another motorist's poor driving that may make a collision inevitable. However, there are measures that a motorist can take to reduce the impact of a crash.

A defendant enters a plea for a Half Moon Bay bicyclist's death

A 30-year-old male motorist entered a no contest plea in a felony hit-and-run resulting in a death case last Tuesday, Sept. 18. He stands accused of having been responsible for having caused a fatal accident along state Highway 1 on April 29, 2017.

What happens at a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent?

The legal limit for most drivers is a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent. If you hit or exceed this number, you can get a DUI. There are other situations when you can get a DUI even with a lower BAC -- if it clearly impairs your driving or if you are a commercial truck driver, for instance. However, 0.08 percent is the legal limit.