In 2015, Mayor Eric Garcetti created the Vision Zero program in L.A. with the lofty goal to end all traffic fatalities in the city by 2025. To stay in line with this goal, Garcetti sought a 20% drop in traffic deaths by the end of 2017. Last year was the first full year that the […]
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Each year more than 100 people are killed and hundreds of thousands more are injured in bicycle collisions in the state of California alone, according to the DMV. LA is a dangerous enough place to drive a car, imagine taking on this city on a bike. Many of my past clients have been involved in […]
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In honor of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual Dog Bite Prevention Week, I wanted to share some helpful resources on dog bite prevention.
Dog-bite injuries are at epidemic levels – almost 5 million per year across the country – and local animal control agencies simply cannot keep up with this level of activity. I’ve noticed […]
This post is in response to multiple urgent vehicle recalls announced in the past few weeks. If you own a Ford, Lincoln, Honda, or Acura, please read below for more information about these dangerous recalls. One of these recalls is in light of a recent update in the Takata airbag recall.
Engine Fire Hazard in Ford […]
When you send a text while driving, your eyes are off the road for an average of 5 seconds. If you are driving at 55mph, in 5 seconds you travel the length of a football field. Driving the speed limit on the freeway would take you even further. That is plenty of time to get […]
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The Takata airbag recall now affects 42 million vehicles worldwide. The LA Times recently referred to it as “the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.” As you may know, these faulty airbag inflators can cause airbags to explode, shooting shrapnel into drivers and passengers. Last week, Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to a criminal charge for a […]
Choosing the correct car seat for your child’s age and size can potentially save their life in the event of a crash. So how do you know when it’s time to buy the next type of car seat? A new crash test from Consumer Reports and a new California law may have changed some of […]
The CHP logged 110 car crashes along LA freeways on Monday’s rainy commute. For perspective, compare that to only 7 logged last Monday when weather conditions were fine.
It’s not a myth that rainy weather increases the number of accidents on the road, and it’s easy to understand why: decreased visibility, slick roads, and heavy winds […]
Starting the new year, Californians are also facing new changes in the law. According to the LA Times, the following law changes will affect Californians in the following ways:
If your child is under the age of two, they must sit in a rear-facing car seat.
If an individual is convicted of a DUI, they […]
The golden state is the worst state for drivers, according to a new study released by Bankrate.com. “On average, California drivers face longer commute times than drivers in all other states besides New York and Massachusetts” . Overall, Americans spend an average of 17,600 minutes (12 full days) driving. Moreover, owning a vehicle is costing […]