Blog Posts in May, 2015

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  • Cell Phone Restrictions Help Reduce Car Accidents -- At Least in California

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || May 6, 2015

    In July 2008, California banned handheld cell phone use while driving. Now, over three years later, it is clear that this ban has helped contribute to a decrease in distracted driving deaths throughout California state. The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) commissioned a study conducted by the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) at UC Berkeley. Researchers ...
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  • San Diego Drunk Driver Will Not See Prison for Serious Crash

    Posted By Craig McClellan || May 6, 2015

    A San Diego Superior Court judge sentenced a driver who crashed into an 18 year-old girl's car, causing her serious injuries , to one year in a work release program, rather than the much longer prison sentence the man potentially could have served. The drunk driving accident occurred in August 20, 2011, and the victim spent significant time in the hospital afterward. The man slammed into the rear ...
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  • Law May Be Delaying Necessary Driver Training, Causing Accidents

    Posted By 10/4/2013 12:00am || May 5, 2015

    In theory, graduated driver licensing laws will help teens develop the skills they need to be safe drivers by restricting situations that are commonly associated with car accidents. In practice, the laws may be causing teens to forgo getting a license until they turn 18 and are no longer subject to the applicable restrictions. The result is a sharp rise in the number of fatal car accidents ...
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  • Undocumented Immigrants And Driver's Licenses

    Posted By Craig McClellan || May 5, 2015

    Obtaining a driver's license is not proof that a driver will always put safety first. Licensed and unlicensed drivers cause accidents through careless or negligent acts, including speeding, drinking and driving and distracted driving . The process of getting a driver's license does, however, improve the odds that a driver will know the basic rules of California roads and will be aware of what it ...
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