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‘Dooring’ springs vehicle door into bicyclists’ path but swivel-and-look can avoid deadly and sudden obstacle

Few actions scare bicyclists more than the prospect of a car door suddenly opening in their path. Such crashes — known as “dooring” — can kill or maim bike riders. But a simple step that is supported by worldwide ride services Uber and Lyft can avoid dooring accidents by calling on vehicle drivers and passengers...

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Drivers Have a Responsibility to Share the Road with Bicyclists, Motorcyclists, and Pedestrians

Summer is a time of year when all types of road users are out and about, especially bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorcyclists. These are among the most vulnerable road users on Orange County roadways. Crashes involving bicyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists usually happen when drivers fail to recognize the rights of other road users or behave as if...

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Driver Distraction Makes Emergencies Even Riskier

The numbers are mind-blowing, not to mention dangerous. According to a survey by the National Safety Council and the Emergency Responder Council: 71 percent of U.S. drivers take photos or videos of an emergency vehicle on the side of the road. 60 percent post those photos and videos to social media. 66 percent send an...

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What You Should Know About Foodborne Illness In Restaurants: An Orange County Attorney Discusses

When consumers visit their favorite restaurants, one of the last things on their mind is becoming ill - despite the repeated horror stories that have sullied the food industry lately. Catching a foodborne illness can be more serious than you think. In many cases, food poisoning may result in a short bout of stomach cramping,...

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Orange County Attorney Explains What You Should Do If You’re Injured While Visiting Someone’s Home

For most people, the last thing on their mind when visiting someone else's property is the possibility they will get hurt. When injuries happen, they often come as a surprise. In most cases, when someone sustains an injury on someone else's property, it comes down to how well it was maintained.   Whether visiting a premises...

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Efforts To Clean Up Lead Paint Stall In California, Attorney Explains

Children across the southeast of Los Angeles County are exposed to lead from two distinct sources in the region-lead paint in their homes and pollution from a shut-down battery recycling plant. Officials have been aware of the problem for quite some time.   State officials have begun cleanup of the soil around the Exide Technologies plant - California's largest lead cleanup project...

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