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You can overcome driving anxiety after a crash

If you've recently been involved in a car crash, you may feel anxious once you get behind the wheel again. Maybe you haven't been able to summon up the courage to do it yet. That's not at all abnormal. Even if the accident wasn't your fault, it's only natural to be back in the position you were in when it happened.

Tips for driving safely in smoky conditions

As wildfires become more frequent, widespread and serious in California, many of us find ourselves driving in smoky conditions even if we're nowhere near a blaze. Smoke can be as blinding as rain and snow. Moreover, people driving through smoke may be looking around to catch a glimpse of the fire, worried about getting home to their families or in the process of evacuating to a safe location.

Pedestrian struck by police car last month dies from his injuries

A man who was struck and seriously injured by a Redwood City police officer last month has died. The San Mateo County Coroner's Office released news of the 25-year-old man's death, but did not say specifically what day he passed away. He had been hospitalized in critical condition since the crash on Sept. 16.

What should you do if a driver is using their high beams?

If you're driving down a dark, two-lane road, the last thing you need is a vehicle driving in the opposite direction with their high beams on. High beams should be used cautiously. However, many drivers use them whenever they're on a poorly lit road, regardless of their blinding effect on oncoming traffic.

Medications could harm seniors' ability to drive safely

Almost half of older drivers on the road take seven or more medications each day, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. And among those drivers, nearly 20 percent of them take medicine that either has limited benefit or could cause harm, the organization said.

Drivers who are more likely to fall asleep at the wheel

A driver who falls asleep at the wheel, or even one who just drives under extreme fatigue, is really no better -- from a risk standpoint -- than a drunk driver. That person's reaction times tend to get worse, they make more mistakes and they could pass out and send the car careening into oncoming traffic. These are the same issues that make drunk driving so dangerous.

Tesla faces lawsuit after man dies in fiery crash

A 38-year-old man recently passed away when the 2017 Tesla Model X he was driving allegedly steered itself into a median near Mountain View, which is about 20 minutes from San Mateo, on U.S. Highway 101. According to the man's wife, the vehicle's autopilot malfunctioned right before the March 23 crash, causing the vehicle to speed up and slam into the concrete barrier.