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Which Is Better in San Francisco? Uber or Lyft?

In big cities like San Francisco, transportation services are essential to travel anywhere in a timely manner. Trolleys, taxi cabs, cable cars – a multitude of options are available when deciding how to get around the city. However, ride-sharing services, Uber and Lyft, are edging out more traditional forms of transit in San Francisco’s transportation scene. Of these two highly competitive ride-sharing moguls, which is the best? Price Difference Price is the most competitive aspect of both Uber and Lyft. Both companies charge their passengers roughly $1 to initiate a ride and add $1.50 to that base fee for each…

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What to Do After a Car Collision in 2019

Car accidents cause confusion and stress, which can distract the drivers involved. This prevents the driver from making informed decisions at the moment. A driver who learns about the specific steps involved in the aftermath of a collision is a driver that is more likely to record key details in future accidents. Stay With Your Car  If either party sustained an injury during the collision, remain at the scene. Call the police and notify them of the accident and injury. The police are liable to charge any individual who leaves the scene of an accident with hit-and-run. A hit-and-run charge…

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2019’s Safest Cars For A New Driver

Shopping for a new car can be equal parts exciting and frustrating; looking at all your available options can be fun, but it can also be difficult to find one that meets your needs. If you are a new driver shopping for a vehicle, or a parent looking for a vehicle for your teen who just earned his or her driver’s license, safety and being car accident-free is likely one of your top priorities. Newer drivers are statistically more likely to get into accidents than seasoned drivers, so vehicle safety should be a top priority for any new driver looking…

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What Is the SFMTA Strategic Plan?

Biking is a common, eco-friendly way to get around, especially in San Francisco. Increasingly, people are choosing to bike instead of driving a car to cut down on transportation costs, Department of Motor Vehicle fees, and to reduce their carbon footprint. How Many People in San Francisco Are Biking? According to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)’s website, automated cyclist counters are installed throughout the city to track and monitor cyclist data. In 2017, San Francisco saw monthly bike ride figures ranging from 248,512 trips in February 2017 to 389,995 trips in May 2017. That’s well over 10,000 bike…

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What Is the Uber/Lyft Child Policy?

Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare apps have become the chosen method of transportation for thousands of people around the world – including plenty of minors. Uber and Lyft are convenient and affordable ways to get around for those who are too young to drive or who don’t have vehicles. Yet a great deal of misinformation surrounds the safety of minor rideshare passengers. Before you send your child off in an Uber or Lyft, learn the facts about each company’s child passenger policy – and how safe they are for kids. Do Uber and Lyft Allow Child Passengers? Yes, both rideshare…

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Texting and Driving Accident 2018 Statistics

It’s no secret that texting and driving is a safety problem. As updated car accident statistics continue to roll in, this problem becomes more apparent. It’s clear that thousands of people have died or suffered a life forever changed because of distracted drivers using their cell phones behind the wheel. Texting and driving absorb a driver’s visual, manual, and cognitive attention – creating the deadliest type of distraction on the road. Seeing the statistics on this dangerous habit can put it into perspective. Here are the latest numbers available in 2018. TeenSafe 100 Distracted Facts & Statistics for 2018 Highlights…

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Autonomous Car Liability: Who’s Responsible for Self-Driving Car Crashes?

Autonomous vehicles have been the recent subject of news coverage. California is home to companies leading the autonomous vehicle movement, including Google and Uber. Motorists in the Bay Area might have already seen these vehicles in action as they go through rigorous testing. Widespread use of fully autonomous vehicles may still be years away, but large automakers are beginning to include autonomous features in their latest model vehicles. This raises some interesting questions regarding liability in self-driving car accidents. Will you need an autonomous car injury lawyer? How will insurance law change, and who will ultimately be responsible for injuries…

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Top 4 Common Tire Defects and How To Avoid Them

A tire blowout or malfunction can be more than just an inconvenience. An untimely tire defect can lead to an injury-causing crash, especially when it causes a car accident at high speeds. Discover the most common causes of tire blowouts and vehicle defects to take preventive actions to avoid a crash. The following represent the most common tire problems on California roadways: Underinflated Tires Unsurprisingly, an underinflated tire is more likely to sustain damage, especially when traveling at high speeds. When a tire does not have enough pressure, it causes more flexing in the sidewall. This causes much higher temperatures…

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Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash in California – The Questions Remain

On March 23, 2018, 38-year-old, San Mateo man, Walter Huang was killed when his Tesla Model X slammed into a concrete barrier on southbound Highway 101 in Mountain View, California and subsequently caught on fire. According to news reports, Mr. Huang’s Tesla Model X was on Autopilot at the time of the crash. Indeed, at the center of this fatal car accident in San Mateo was Tesla’s Autopilot system. According to records provided by Mr. Huang’s family, the victim had taken his Model X into Tesla because the vehicle had veered towards that very same barrier several times previously. After the collision,…

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Dealing With Insurance After a Crash

Have you recently suffered injuries in a San Francisco car accident? You may be entitled to compensation for any damages that arise from another person’s negligence under California law. However, the degree of your compensation will depend on how you approach the days and weeks following an accident. Since car accident claims payout through insurance companies, knowing how to deal with them following your accident is essential. Follow these steps to successfully navigate your insurance claim following a car crash: Talking to Your Insurance Company Even if another driver is at fault for your injuries, most insurers require that you…

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