In several states around the country, graduated driver's licenses have become commonplace. The process allows for a gradual ramping up of teenage drivers' abilities and responsibilities on the road. There are restrictions for times of day when it is permissible to drive and the number and ages of passengers who can be in the car.
Everyone knows football is a rough sport, especially at the NFL level. However, a group of former NFL players claim they were never warned of the more severe injuries, such as concussions, to which they were subjected during their careers as professional athletes. In Los Angeles and across the country, news of a lawsuit filed against the league by former NFL football players is spreading like wildfire.
Cars speeding by, rain hitting the windshield, animals dodging across the road -- these are all distractions that can happen as someone drives from one place to the next. But what happens when cell phones are thrown into the mix? Add texting and other phone use to the already distracted driving and the end result could be a deadly car accident.
Auto accidents can cause serious personal injury, even at slow speeds. When an auto accident involves pedestrians, the consequences can be disastrous. For example, eight high school students were injured recently when a pickup truck ran a red light near a Southern California high school and slammed into them, according to the California Highway Patrol.