Safety

A cable car in San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco Police Cracking Down On Drivers Illegally Passing Cable Cars

After two San Francisco cable car operators were seriously injured recently by motorists who illegally passed stopped cable cars, San Francisco police will be cracking down on motorists who flout the law.

08/11/2015

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Lifesaving Video Game Teaches You To ‘Spot The Drowning Child’

Drowning doesn’t look like drowning. That’s the message Francisco Saldaña is getting across by a series of educational videos called Spot The Drowning Child.

08/11/2015

Muni buses drive along Market Street in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Private Cars Banned From Turning Onto Parts Of Market Street Starting Tuesday

Monday is the final day for private cars on the downtown stretch of Market Street in San Francisco.

08/10/2015

Cyclists lined up at a stop sign near Duboce Park. (CBS SF)

‘Wiggle Stop-In’ Cyclists Bring San Francisco Traffic To A Standstill Wednesday

A mass of bicyclists blocked traffic during the first-ever “wiggle stop-in” on the popular bike route in San Francisco’s Lower Haight and Duboce Triangle neighborhoods during the evening commute Wednesday to protest the Police Department’s enforcement of a law requiring cyclists to come to a full stop at stop signs.

07/30/2015

Bicyclists ride along Market Street on May 9, 2013 in San Francisco, California.   (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Cyclists To Protest Stopping At Stop Signs With ‘Stop-In’

A San Francisco bike group unhappy with a crackdown on cyclists who run stop signs is protesting the law by obeying it in critical mass style.

07/28/2015

Drone in Flight

California Bill Would Let Firefighters Destroy Drones Interfering With Public Safety

Anyone caught flying a drone over a fire or emergency scene could have it destroyed under a proposed bill.

07/21/2015

Google's self-driving car has a spinning sensor on the top. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

3 Google Employees Injured In Self-Driving Car Accident

This is the first reported injury accident involving the self-driving car.

07/17/2015

Oakland Athletics at O.Co Coliseum (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s Season Ticketholder’s Lawsuit Seeks More Safety Netting At MLB Ballparks

An Oakland Athletics season ticket-holder asked a federal court Monday to protect fans from flying bats and balls by ordering Major League Baseball to extend the safety netting at its ballparks the entire length of the foul lines.

07/13/2015

California State Parks

4th Of July Safety At California State Parks During The Drought

The holiday weekend is expected to be a busy one for many California state parks, and officials are reminding people to be safe outdoors.

06/30/2015

Railroad crossing (Getty Images)

Google First Mapping Company To Add Railroad Crossing Alerts

The federal agency that oversees railroads has asked digital mapping companies to alert drivers as they approach track crossings in the hope that visual and audio cues will lead to greater awareness of potential dangers.

06/29/2015

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