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Caltrans Has A Killing Problem (And Fixing Our Roads Would Solve It)

They’re some of the most beautiful in the world, California’s roads—offering unparalleled scenic beauty, and vistas so breathtaking they’re etched into our imaginations (and our state quarters). But there’s a dark underbelly to the Golden State’s 402,078 miles of roadways: bloodthirsty killers linger within their midst.

Okay, egregious employment of auxesis aside, California does have a […]

Prevent This Trend From Being All the Rage: Road Rage Incidents in California

If you live in Southern California, you are familiar with road rage. Whether you’ve witnessed it or experienced it yourself, it is an unfortunate reality most commonly seen on our busy roads and freeways. It is frustrating, angering, and upsetting to come across rude and dangerous drivers on the road.

What’s even more upsetting are […]

Targeting ‘Cell Phone Zombies’: Cities Take Measures Against Distracted Walking

Texting and walking can provide some light laughs on social media or even in real life: bumping into things, tripping over planters and plunging into a water feature, etc. But for some, there have been serious, life-changing, and even fatal consequences of what’s been coined as  “distracted walking.”

Pedestrian deaths in Los Angeles have reportedly […]

Child Passenger Safety

Child Passenger Safety Week was observed last week, from September 17th-23rd. Though the week is now behind us, the safety precautions and awareness recognized for Child Passenger Safety Week can always be implemented and practiced on a daily basis.

Even as such a critical issue, the risks and dangers to child passengers don’t make the […]

Senior Driving & Safety

Hopping in the car and getting behind the wheel is often no big deal, especially in California. Most of us have a routine commute of some sort which makes driving a near-daily task.

Despite the many unfortunate and even tragic accidents on the road, there is a particular group who seem to spark debate every […]

Important Recalls: Sabrett Hotdogs, Honda Accord and Takata Air Bags

Although most consumer products are tested for safety, no process is perfect.  Unsafe products can and do make their way to market all the time.  When these defective products are discovered, a recall is often issued.  This week’s recalls are – Sabrett Hotdogs which could cause oral injury, Honda Accord battery defect that could trigger […]

Rage while on the Road: How to Deal

The driver who crossed three lanes, making you slam on your brakes – only for him to make a late left turn.  The motorist who can’t seem to negotiate a right-hand turn from the right-most lane, making you wait for his imprecision.  The bus driver who blasts through a fresh red light to stay on […]

California Drivers Among Worst in Country

If you’ve ever gone on a road trip, you may have noticed that driving styles and quality vary from city to city.  New Yorkers are notorious for horn honking and tailgating.  Miami drivers are renowned for ignoring the turn signal.  Portlanders are famously slow and polite behind the wheel.  Los Angeles drivers are more prone to road rage than the rest […]

Recall Notices: Toyota, HoMedics, Combi Strollers

If you own any of the products described below, you and your family could be at serious risk for injuries. This month’s recalls included reports of electric shock and burns from handheld HomeMedics massagers, a potential fall hazard from Combi strollers, and risk of oil leakage in some Toyota Tacoma vehicles.
HoMedics Handheld Massagers
HoMedics has recieved […]

Car Seats Must Be Replaced After an Accident

As I’ve covered in previous posts, there are a great many details to handling the aftermath of a car accident. Today I wanted to draw attention to one very important detail that in many cases goes unmentioned: If a car seat was in your vehicle at the time of the accident, can that car seat […]