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Bad weather, reckless drivers and auto crashes

There are many different ways in which careless drivers cause accidents, whether they forget to pay attention to the speed limit or they foolishly decide to drive after drinking too much. However, reckless drivers can be even more dangerous at certain times, such as periods of low visibility or during inclement weather. For example, a drunk or distracted driver may be especially likely to cause a crash if there is dense fog or the roads are slick as a result of heavy rainfall.

How can I stay safe during long road trip?

A road trip is a perfect way to see the great state of California. Along with planning for fun and adventure, you'll also need to take some steps to ensure your road trip is as safe as possible. Nationwide offers the following safety tips so you and your passengers remain secure no matter where you end up. 

Is it legal to use a cell phone while driving in California?

As a California driver, you may have heard a lot of discussion about distracted driving, especially with the state's recent public awareness campaigns. While most of the PSA materials discuss the dangers of distracted driving, they do not clarify the legal specifics related to cell phone use. However, there are clear laws about when and how you may use your cell phone while in a vehicle.

Is legalized marijuana contributing to an increase in accidents?

The legalization of marijuana in California has been a big win for those who support this movement. Many states have also legalized the drug in one way or another. Since this has been a fairly recent movement, there has not been a lot of information about the impact it has on society. However, recent reports from NBC News suggest that the legalization of marijuana may have a link to an increase in auto accidents.

What should I do after a hit and run?

Nothing is more frustrating to a driver than being involved in a hit and run accident. Taking the proper steps after an accident is crucial, especially if you’re injured or your vehicle has sustained damage. State Farm offers the following tips so you can achieve justice in the wake of a hit and run.

Driving risks and the holidays

The holidays present a number of risks for drivers in California. Many people travel to visit friends and families, and the sheer volume of other drivers on the road during this time can lead to an increase in accidents. You should take care driving at any time, but especially at the end of the year. 

What is defensive driving?

Being a safe, responsible driver should be a concern of all who share California roads. In this case, defensive driving skills are extremely helpful. Not only will defensive driving help keep you and your passengers safe, it can also help new drivers prevent accidents from occurring. offers the following tips on how you can be a safer driver.

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