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6Jun/12Off

Car Crash, Inspiration to Become a Mom Firefighter

A source of inspiration may come in different forms and from the least of expected places. For some, inspiration can help decide what they want to do for the rest of their lives. Some people get inspiration to decide what they want to do for the rest of their lives. For a set of mothers, it was the desire to become firefighters all of which obtained their inspiration from unique situations. One of which who obtained her inspiration from a car accident when she was young. The Oprah Winfrey network is about to premier a new show about mom firefighters, their struggles and their lives.

Accident: German firefighter try to rescue the...

Accident: German firefighter try to rescue the person, who is in the car (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The show “Lives on Fire” will take a closer look at the personal lives of women who can handle two fulltime occupations, being mothers and being firefighters. These double heroic super women will give the public an insight on how to take on a predominantly male role. The show was filmed over several months in 2011 and took place in the Wildomar Fire Battalion premises. Camera crews followed Diley Greiser, a 42-year-old paramedic around Glen Avon station along with Nica Vasquez who is a fire apparatus engineer. WFB received pay for allowing the show to film on their premises. The ladies were followed 24-hours a day seven days a week at some times capturing how overnight they became paramedics and mothers, sisters, and wives.

While both women were nervous about doing the show, they did not want to pass up the opportunity to show women across the country that they too are capable of being mothers and firefighters. They have managed to balance both lives successfully and feel good about it.

Illustration from book

Illustration from book (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Greiser got her inspiration to become a firefighter from the time she was rescued from a car accident. Firefighters responded to the scene amidst smoke and critical conditions. In a hazy yet vivid image, the firefighters did what they could to victoriously save the driver of the vehicle. She was in awe of their jackets and their funny hats, saying to herself that one day she could do the same.
Vasquez was born into a firefighter family. Her father was a firefighter and she was used to the environment and would enjoy listening to his father’s accounts on the day and anecdotes of the station. She became a nurse first but was not feeling fulfilled. She could always feel the call of the station calling her asking her to attempt becoming a firefighter.

Perhaps producers should attempt a show that looks into the lives of car accident lawyers who with their expertise help injured victims win compensation. The show could even use Riverside car accident lawyers who live in the community and serve the people as well.

 

5Jun/12Off

Distracting Naughty Vehicle License Plates

California sesquicentennial license plate

California sesquicentennial license plate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Personalized license plates offer vehicles the opportunity to stand out from a sea of mundane state issued license plane numbers. Applying for a personalized plate varies from state to state and often takes a special committee from the Department of Motor Vehicles to accept the requested plates. These committees are in place to ensure that the context of the plates is neither offensive towards the general public, nor deceptive towards Federal records. Considering that hundreds of thousands of applications are submitted every year to the DMV for approval there are always a few clever messages that manage to make it onto the public roads to be seen by everyday commuters. Some of these plates make it onto blog websites and news stories; others can cause car accidents and the need for a car accident lawyer.

AN OREGON PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATE WITH THE ...

AN OREGON PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATE (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Various causes and organizations for the greater good benefit from the personalized license plates. Organizations such as universities, fire departments, arts council, coastal commissions, and causes such as memorial foundations receive money to help keep their organization going. The money comes from an extra fee that is charged when the applicant requests the personalized plate. Money obtained from Memorial License plates for example; help law enforcement fight threats of terrorism statewide, those purchased in California help California. It also offers applicants another platform for creativity when authoring their plate. A “Horrible License” blog shows how a Michigan state plate with an “S” for State incorporated the words “ATAN”. In a lifted off-road truck from Hawaiian its plate reads “RNM OVR” with a rainbow in the background which stands for “Run ‘Em Over”.

There is an ample amount of possibilities to form “questionable formulations”. Committees of up to twenty DMV staff gather monthly for an hour to review suspicious applications. Whilst there are programs that prescreen submissions, human review is necessary. Deceptive plates such as “FBI”, “0o0o0o0” and “NO TAG” are banned statewide along with the sexual, racial, and excretory and drug reference messages. The plate pre-screening program works from a database of already rejected plate names such as: GAY, IPUNCHU, DMYANKI, WILDPIG, MIERDA and TOILET.

English: Personalized license plate from Swede...

English: Personalized license plate from Sweden Македонски: Персонализирана табличка од Шведска (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some states are more permissive than others. Depending on their culture they will allow messages other states will not. Florida DMV takes a permissive stance towards the celebration of nudity allowing names like: O2B NUDE, BARE ALL and BE NAKED while disallowing names like “4NICK8” and “CAT BUTT”

California can be more permissive, granted that there is a legitimate reason behind the choosing of the name for the plate. If the reason justifies the name of the plate while not breaking any statewide banned rules, it is usually granted.

Sometimes the cleverest of plates slip through committees and filtering computer systems such as “370H55V” in Virginia, to get the message, the plate has to be read upside-down. Such plates, while they contribute to philanthropic causes can be distracting to other drivers who are busy moving their eyes off the road and shifting their attention to decipher the plates. In case of a car accident, contact a Bakersfield car accident lawyer (BKRSFLD or BKRSLAW) who can help you get back on your feet and fight to help you win the compensation that you need.

A self-made mockup of a personalized specialty...

A self-made mockup of a personalized specialty license plate used as a fund raiser for the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

4Jun/12Off

Riverside County Distraction-Related Accidents

Driving a vehicle is a skill which requires cognitive, visual and manual attention. Complete attention is a must to reduce the risk of a car accident. The Department of Motor Vehicles has identified that those events or things that take from your attention while driving are considered distractions. Driving is a complex coordination that occurs between the mind and the body, therefore when you think of actions other than driving; they take away from the essential driving coordination which is needed to safely maneuver a vehicle. Accidents can occur at any time and have an increased risk of happening when a party involved in the accident is distracted. Simply veering attention off the road and onto the dash to press a button on the dash or radio can pose a distraction and can cause an accident.

The sequence of events in a car-pedestrian acc...

The sequence of events in a car-pedestrian accident (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute allegedly created a study per the California DMV website which concluded that of 80% of crashes and 65% of near-crashes, there was some sort of driver distraction situation which occurred three seconds prior to the crash.
There are five common denominators which lead to most accidents: cell phone use, reaching for a moving object inside the vehicle,looking at an object or event outside of the vehicle, reading, and applying makeup. Therefore, drivers that have more distracted driving events are most likely to be involved in vehicle crash, or a near crash.

English: Car accident in Haraz Road. Amol, Ira...

English: Distracted car accident in Haraz Road. Amol, Iran (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Distracted driving affects all on or near the road including pedestrians and bicycle riders. When a person becomes a victim of a distracted driver crash they may have the right to compensation. Obtaining the compensation the victim deserves is not an easy task and can be expertly handled by a car accident lawyer who knows the rules of the road and thoroughly understands traffic law. Getting the compensation a person deserves is vital to keeping the lifestyle they had prior to the accident. Get someone on your side like a Riverside car accident lawyer who will fight for you nonstop until you get the compensation that is for you.

On Wednesday, May 23rd at about 7:30 a.m. a vehicle hit a 14-year-old male juvenile injuring him when he attempted to cross the road on Westward Ho Drive and Dune Palms Road in Riverside County. The teen ran out of the vehicle he was in without looking for road hazards and attempted to cross the street. A vehicle traveling westward on Ho Driver did not see the pedestrian and hit him. The teen was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for a broken collarbone, moderate head injuries and various abrasions. The driver an adult female was not injured.

 

A car crash in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

A car crash in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In an investigation it was allegedly discovered that the female driver was not under the influence of alcohol. La Quinta Police Department of Riverside County encourages pedestrians to look both ways upon crossing the street and drivers to exercise caution when driving near parked vehicles.
1Jun/12Off

SF Hybrid Taxi Thief Fail

With a simple hail, a taxi cab can swiftly transport people around towns, cities, and communities. Perhaps the most nationally recognized taxi cabs are New York’s cabs pained in the iconic yellow with black checkers. Although a cabs fare costs more than most local public transportation, the convenience that comes from riding a cab is worth paying the fare. A cab does not waste time picking and dropping other people off at every street nor does it risk transporting complete strangers, it caters to you. You are taken to your location; pay the fare and the cab drives off with your money – cash usually. Knowing that the cab driver carries cash seems to grab the attention of thieves looking to make a quick score.

English: A Toyota Prius hybrid taxi in New Yor...

English: A Toyota Prius hybrid taxi in New York City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Out of fog Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge a...

Out of fog Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco in fog and crepuscular rays. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cab drivers are used to driving many types of characters around town – from nice to nuts. When business is slow they have the reputation for being artful when it comes to treating customers and making a few extra dollars. Cost per cab ride usually is determined by a meter on board. The meter measures the distance traveled and aggregates the cab’s cost per mile or 1/5 of mile which largely varies per location. Therefore, it is usually in the interest of the cab driver to cover more distance in order to make more money. Using cunning stories or knowing that the customer is not familiar with the area, the cabbie usually drives an extra block or so. With agreeable service, customers usually tip with cash as well after paying for the fare. Hands down, cab drivers can usually outsmart most – even when they are being robbed.

Cab drivers are also known for their aggressive driving style. It bewilders most when they realize that they had somehow escaped a car accident. Sometimes accidents do happen and it would be handy to contact a car accident lawyer. When accidents happen people can get hurt or have damage to their personal belongings, in many instances deserving compensation. Which is why apart from carrying change, most cab drivers also carry insurance – which is less appealing to a thief.

The famous yellow taxicabs of New York City.

The famous yellow taxicabs of New York City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cabs have gone a long way from looking like the iconic New York checkered styles. The city of San Francisco alone has various styles, including “green” taxis to help conserve the environment. Those taxis are usually Hybrids. They save the cab driver gas money which means less for the gas pumps and more in the cab drivers pockets.

Realizing this, a man in San Francisco hailed down a taxi for a ride near the Golden Gate Bridge. The cab driver ran the meter and coming close to their destination, instead of paying for the fare, the man accosted the cab driver, asked for all his money, stole his watch and forced him out of the cab. The thief then attempted to hijack the taxi with no avail – the crook was unfamiliar with how to turn on a Hybrid.

He asked the taxi driver how to turn it on, which he responded that the vehicle was already running then he ran and called the police. When authorities arrived, they saw the car san robber. It was in the convenience of many that the robber did not take the cab. He couldn’t have had the same skills to maneuver a taxi through SF injuring other individuals along the way. Those individuals would then have to contact a San Francisco car accident lawyer to help them get the compensation they deserve.

1Jun/12Off

Video Calls: The Future Source of Car Accidents

Video calling has come a long way in the past few decades. It began in the fifties and was known as videotelephony. Between the fifties and the nineties, still images would be portrayed through projector type apparatus refreshing the image of the person on the other line every few seconds over what is known as a POTS-type telephone line connection. The technology is more akin to slow scan TV systems. Technologic evolution and the development of video codec and high bandwidth internet communication services over the past few years have helped speed up the process and the practicality of video communication.

Skype Technologies S.A. logo

Skype Technologies S.A. logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Video telephones can now offer high quality color service amongst users worldwide via an internet connection. In many instances, video calling has become more affordable than making a long distance phone call. With the upcoming release of Windows 8, Skype, which was acquired by Microsoft will be “doubling down.”

Video-call

Video-call (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Video communication makes over fifty percent of Skype’s 250 million connected user, up from its 170 million users from last year. While desktop usage is the strongest. There will be some changes and additions to mobile applications as well. Tony Bates, Skype President is and alleged fan of Microsoft’s Windows phone. He believes that he and his team can add great value to the phone which is people centric as is Skype.

In the cell phone industry, iPhone reigns number one for video calling usage; it is the products biggest platform. Android, another major player in the cell phone industry has a fragmented market, therefore, making it challenging for Skype to make a great impact. This makes using the Microsoft phone a great bet to increase market share.

Cell phone video communication may provide a great opportunity for Skype to increase its market share. With an increase in market share and more people on the road using cell phone video technology, the risk of car accidents may increase. That is if people view video calling technology similar to how they do texting and calling while they are driving, then there is an opportunity that more people will call their car accident lawyer.

skype phone

skype phone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The press release was done in Palos Verdes, California to notify people in the tech industry to watch out for the up and coming Windows 8 as well as the up and coming increase in usage of Skype and its leverage on the Microsoft cell phone. The product, Bates points out is already in use across various platforms including its inclusion in most modern televisions and the possibility of using Microsoft Kinect to increase its market share as well.

As the increase of video technology usage appears in the horizon, safety when using it on cell phones should be considered. Drivers run the opportunity of ultimately being injured in a car accident and will need compensation while they take time off from work and recover. This means that a Los Angeles car accident lawyer can help them get the compensation they need.

30May/12Off

San Bernardino County Can Lose $60 Million

Under a new revised budget proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown California can expect to eliminate welfare and food stamp programs and hundreds of jobs. Many people are under the constant misconception that losing welfare only affects the people receiving it in the lower income brackets. When in reality, welfare employs thousands of professional nationwide to provide and aid in the admiration of the services. The budget will cut administrative and welfare funding costing San Bernardino (SB) jobs. The county’s Transitional Assistance Department (TAD) estimates Brown’s proposal will result in a loss of about $60 million.

English: Jerry Brown's official picture as Att...

English: Jerry Brown's official picture as Attorney General and as Governor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In a memo from the county Department of Legislative Affairs, Brown’s revision of the 2012-13 state budgets will face a countywide $126 million reduction. That is a great amount that will not be allocated towards must needed SB services. About 275 jobs across the county will be in jeopardy and so will morale. Moral will only further dissipate into the abyss because administrative services will not see the $1.7 million they expected. The net county share program will be $10 million short this year too.

San bernardino County

San bernardino County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

SB’s TAD has estimated that the administrative funding for the food stamps program will have to prepare itself for a reduction of about 75 positions. It will have to face a six million dollar reduction. If any of these workers were to be in car accident, they would be in a tough position. Losing a job means losing benefits which often include health care. Not having work means not having money to pay for the bills. You would have to consider hiring a San Bernardino car accident lawyer that can help you win that settlement you need to get back on your feet.

The program facing a greater reduction is a cut in $54 million in program and administrative funding for the welfare division. This cut can cause at least 5,000 families to lose access to welfare and nearly 30,000 families will have to face meager benefits far from acceptable per the expectations of the budget revision reductions.

Brown’s revision demonstrates a $15.7 billion dollar deficit almost twice of the projected $9.2 billion deficit. This windfall will surely affect most programs across California. This means that across California people will have to face a either a job loss or a reduction in benefits or public services. Brown blames rising costs, unreal expectations and decisions taken by federal courts to block cuts of certain programs. This faux pa will not be too pretty when a victim of a car accident cannot cover the costs on their own. Contact a car accident lawyer to see what they can do for you.

30May/12Off

California’s Autonomous Future

In an effort to reduce the number of yearly highway fatalities in California, its Senate has passed a bill that will permit the use of self-driving cars on its roads. Heavy commuters and drivers who often find themselves distracted behind the wheel can breathe a little bit easier and get back to whatever they were doing while the vehicle does all the driving. It will be like having a personal chauffer who can always be up-to-date with simple software updates. With the passing of this bill roads filled with autonomous vehicles can not only make driving more safe, but more enjoyable as well.

English: Google driverless car operating on a ...

English: Google driverless car operating on a testing path (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The idea of having a driverless car has been around since the creation of the car. With the use of technology and advanced resources many organizations have made incredible strides to achieve this idea over the past few years. Experts in this field have prognosticated that in time, these true “smart” cars can navigate roads safer than humans who tend to get sleepy and distracted. As a true pioneer in this industry, Google has suited various Prius models with an array of radar, video cameras and lasers to navigate the roads safely, even through traffic.

Organizations such as Google have made an effort to convince politicians and lawmakers about the safety of these vehicles giving them a chance to ride inside them. Nevada issued the first license to an autonomous vehicle. Google was on the receiving end allowing the company to freely experiment in the state. These autonomous vehicles have been issued a red license plate with an infinity symbol – marking the car of the future. The red license plate will be used on test vehicles only and will be easily recognizable by the public and law enforcement. Other companies have applied to obtain the red plates and test their own autonomous vehicles. Once the vehicles are sold publicly, the license plate will contain the infinity symbol on a green plate.

The lemniscate, ∞, in several typefaces.

The lemniscate, ∞, in several typefaces. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Google driverless car operating on a ...

English: Google driverless car operating on a testing path (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Road inattention is what often leads to car accidents and people getting hurt or hospitalized. This can be tough situation for the families of the injured persons and can cause certain grief. A car accident lawyer can help a client navigate the tough legal and financial scenarios that arise from a crash. To reduce human error, autonomous test vehicles will be sold only as safety precaution. Those produced by Google are modified standard Prius vehicles with intricate electronics. The driver can gain control of the car at any moment by simply tapping the brakes or regaining control of the wheel.

SB1298 by State Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) would establish guidelines that can land the futuristic vehicles in California. The bill will provide the first step of allowing vehicles to be tested and operated in California. Next month the bill will be considered by the Assembly. Taking into account that the bill passed without objection, things are looking well. When a few lawmakers test drove Google’s prototype they were convinced that this was the right direction for the state in preventing accidents even in San Bernardino. Testing the vehicle means that there could be accidents. Consider calling a San Bernardino car accident lawyer if you are hit by one of these autonomous vehicles.

30May/12Off

San Diego Region Gets New Armored Vehicles

There are two new armored vehicles in the San Diego region for the Escondido and Oceanside police departments. This purchase, an investment in the nation’s security, was made possible by a generous grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The vehicles will replace some older model SWAT vehicles improving the security of the people inside. They are safer and have already been put to use in both cities.

Police Lenco Bearcat CBRNE Armored Rescue Vehi...

Police Lenco Bearcat CBRNE Armored Rescue Vehicle. Lietuvių: Šarvuotasis SWAT automobilis. Русский: Бронеавтомобиль SWAT. Бронированный автомобиль SWAT. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

San Diego County bought purchased both Lenco BearCat vehicles at a price of about $250,000 each. The characteristics of the vehicles closely resemble those used by the military. Each vehicle is capable of stopping small bombs, enduring mortar blasts and is impermeable to heavy riffle fire. In Iraq and Afghanistan, the federal government used similar vehicles to provide protection for personnel near military bases.

On April 17 both vehicles arrived from Massachusetts and were manufactured by Lenco Armored Vehicles. Official at Escondido and Oceanside have put the vehicles to use already, not even a two months since receiving them for high-risk situations. Escondido has used it four times and Oceanside has used it once.

Authorities are calling the vehicles a significant upgrade from the older SWAT models – calling the previous ones “hand me downs”. Almost every feature of these vehicles built on a Ford F-550 truck chassis is better from the practicality to the features.
The vehicle measures about 20 feet in length and weighs a little over nine tons, incredibly having the nimble capacity to make a U-turn using less space than a standard sedan and have a top speed of 85 mph. Since the vehicle is built on a truck chassis, there is no special training needed beyond having a regular driver’s license to operate the vehicle. It can be used as a heavy patrol car and hold up to ten people comfortably.

To address the populations concern over the vehicle having too much of a militaristic aesthetic it was not equipped with offensive capabilities such as guns or pepper-spray cannons. After taking a drive down public roads, most people on the road do not pay much attention to it which is good, because someone giving the vehicle too much attention can possibly get into a car accident.
In that case those people will have to deal with hospital bills, people who may have been injured, undergo the uncomfortable feeling of not having a vehicle and somehow getting compensation for what they need. They will need a San Diego car accident lawyer who has the experience necessary to win their case.

Police officials are saying that the vehicle is more a defensive tool offering security to those who need protection from threats. Similarly an experienced car accident lawyer can offer a victim of a car accident protection from the low compensation insurance companies want to offer.

With a vehicle this safe, San Diego police can concentrate on making better decisions when it comes to facing threats and ensuring the safety of those around them.

English: Leco Bearcat tactical vehicle used by...

English: Leco Bearcat tactical vehicle used by the Lee County Sheriff's Office (Florida) SWAT team (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

29May/12Off

Alleged Los Angeles Drunk Driver Kills 3

Nationwide Memorial Day commemorates United States soldiers who give up their lives to protect and serve the country. Tradition has it that groups of volunteers meet at grave yards and adorn the grave sites of fallen soldiers with small U.S. flags and flowers. Recognized as a national holiday, most citizens are offered to take the day off and observe it giving them the opportunity to spend it together. It is no surprise that families and friends gather at public places for picnics, attend city sponsored events or use the three day weekend to visit each other. The sight of families packed in cars on congested roads is not an aberration, nor is the fact that while Memorial Day weekend brings families together, a drunk driver can break them apart.

English: SAN DIEGO (Aug. 16, 2011) Contractors...

English: SAN DIEGO (Aug. 16, 2011) Contractors use a crane to deliver a 1999 Ford Explorer involved in a driving under the influence incident (DUI) to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as part of the safety department's anti-DUI campaign. Carl Vinson recently completed a deployment to the U.S. 5th and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lori D. Bent/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sunday morning an alleged drunk driver broke someone’s family apart.

Drivers found roads closed along Mona Boulevard on 118, 119 and 120 Streets Sunday morning at about 7:00 a.m. until about 2:30 p.m. from a Cadillac SLS and Chevrolet Tahoe fatal rollover accident. Two body bags were transported to the coroner’s office, a woman was airlifted into a helicopter and a man was held in custody.

Earlier witnesses allegedly spotted a Cadillac SLS speeding southbound on Mona Boulevard; it was driven by a 32-year-old-man per California Highway Patrol. Upon approaching 119 Street it slammed into a Chevrolet Tahoe that was making a left turn northbound onto Mona. Pushing the SUV over onto its side, the SUV began to roll. The only person that remained inside after it rolled was a 3-year-old who was killed on impact.

The lifeless body of a dead eight-year-old girl and a 24-year-old woman in critical condition lay in the path of the SUV that trailed blood and car parts as well. The driver of the SLS was nowhere near the accident he had jettisoned from the scene.
A helicopter came to transport the woman to Lynwood’s St. Francis Medical Center. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. The family of the victims is in emotional distress. They did not have someone whom to share Memorial Day weekend with.

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Grave markers of , Captain of the at the time of his death, who died from injuries at the , December 7, 1941. Captain Bennion was posthumously awarded the . He is buried at the , , , USA. Photo was take Memorial Day weekend, 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Police were able to catch the fleeing driver of the fleeing SLS. He was taken back to scene of the crash and transported to Harbor UCLA Medical Center in custody. He suffered major injuries in the crash. Awaiting his recovery, the driver faces multiple charges against the law for suspicion of hit-and-run, DUI, and possibly manslaughter.

The family of the two girls will have to contact a car accident lawyer in their area. Being under distress, they will have to deal with the financial aspect of the accident as well. A Los Angeles car accident lawyer can help them earn the compensation they deserve.

25May/12Off

Life Jacket Trade-in Memorial Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is coming and its bringing summer vacation around the corner. The season of watersports and boating activities will arrive sooner than you think… and so will the injuries. In an effort to increase the safety of water sports, various groups are gathering their resources to sponsor a special California event. Hosted inside various Sacramento Kohl’s stores, the 13th annual life jacket trade-in event will be happening soon. This event will give people the opportunity to have a life jacket specialist inspect their current jackets and ensure that they are adequate enough to serve as a human flotation device.

Life Jacket (PSF)

Life Jacket (PSF) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

California ranks second in the nation for boat related deaths; which could have had a higher chance of being prevented had the victims worn a proper safety floatation device. Life jackets are not discretional; a jacket too big or too small has the potential to do more harm than good. Similar to being on land, if a person is not wearing a seatbelt, and they were to get into an accident and get injured, they would have to call a car accident lawyer to help them earn some compensation. The duty of the U.S Coast Guard is to understand and know how to deal with water hazards. They compose strict regulations and guidelines aimed to increase the safety of a person in the water.

Sponsoring the event which will happen May 25, 2012 at Kohl’s stores throughout Sacramento will be: California Department of Boating and Waterways, Radio Disney and UC Davis Children’s Hospital. After having the life-jackets inspected by professionals, people will have the opportunity to trade-in their jacket for one that fits. All the jackets that will be traded will be new U.S. Coast Guard-approved jackets up until the jackets run out. There is no reason to get into a car accident along the way, but if that were to happen to you or someone you know contact a Sacramento car accident lawyer.

Sacramento County and Emergency and Medical Services Agency have sponsored a program that annually provides over 2,000 new life vests at river access stations along the American River. Access points along the American River have traditionally lends life vests to children who do not have any. City budget cuts forced the program to cease this year. To continue with the tradition which began in 2003, American River Parkway Foundation will allocate $10,000 towards the purchase of new life vests for this summer benefiting the “Kids Don’t Float” program.

Boating deaths and accidents in California per a Department of Boating and Waterways report release last year was: 512 boating accidents, 313 injuries and 54 fatalities. From those victims, three out of four were not wearing life jackets. Sometimes people are for unseen reasons knocked out and fall into the water. In times like those swimming proves useless to people who know how to swim.
Section of California law allegedly require that children under the ages of thirteen and everyone onboard of a personal watercraft or being towed behind a vessel must wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket. All vessels must have enough jackets for everyone on board.