Confused About Real ID? You’re Not Alone.

If you were issued a Real ID compliant license prior to January 1, 2019, you might be in for a nasty surprise:  it might not be compliant after all. California residents who went the route of early adoption were only required by the DMV to provide one proof of residency document. At that time, that [...]

2019-05-24T17:15:46-08:00May 24th, 2019|California Driver, Car Safety|0 Comments

Honda Vehicles with Takata Airbags Are Recalled Once Again (2019 Update)

The newspapers rifled with nary a whisper when the recalls first began. By today’s figures, Honda’s initial recall of 4,000 Civics and Accords seems comparatively naive — hardly enough to move the scales of public concern. But it was also November 4, 2008 when the announcement was made, and we were all a little distracted [...]

$60,000 Grant Received By Ventura County Fire to be Used for Passenger Safety

With all the hubbub about snow in Los Angeles and Ventura County, you might almost think there could be no other things to talk about. It's incredible to think that just a few short months ago, the areas seeing flurries — Calabasas, Agoura Hills, and hills of Malibu — were the site of raging fires. [...]

A Look Back On National Child Passenger Safety Week

As autumn marches onward, and as parents across the nation settle wholly back into a routine of shuffling the kids off to school each morning, it hardly crosses our minds that some of those children might never return home. Ideally, this thought should never have to. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death [...]

The Fast and the Futileness: Police Struggle in the Race for L.A.’s Streets

This is the sequel to “The Fast and The Felonious,” our article about street racing from this past July. If you haven’t already, you can read it here. In the race for the streets of Southern California, Los Angeles is still looking for solutions. For years, street racing has been a thorn in their side [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:33-08:00September 20th, 2018|Car Safety, Cars, Street Racing|0 Comments

Keep Your Teen Driver Safe With “Start Smart” From the CHP

The Kids Are Alright...ish Every generation worries about the one that comes after it; about the choice they make, or the media they consume (or their particularly reckless driving habits). Juvenoia (or the exaggerated fear of youth and youth culture) has been a societal staple for so long, even Greek philosopher Plato bellyached about “kids [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:34-08:00August 3rd, 2018|Car Safety, Cars, Teen Driver Safety|0 Comments

Stop! In The Name Of Life

It's one of the first things we're taught as children:  look both ways before you cross the street. Standing on the curb, little hands clasped in those of our parents, we take the implication as gospel. If we just just look both ways, we're going to be safe. We're going to be alright, and no [...]

Memorial Day Road Trips Spawn Traffic Headaches, Spate of Fatal Accidents

Ah, road trips… the great American, summer mainstay. Whether you're heading to the beach, to the mountains, or to somewhere else entirely, you're all but guaranteed to hit a bit of traffic this Memorial Day. Despite gas prices surging in Southern California and across the nation, a record number of Americans are expected to hit [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:35-08:00May 24th, 2018|Car Safety, Cars, Road Trips, Tire Safety|0 Comments

Understanding Your Car’s Crashworthiness

It’s 9:30 at night, and you’re on your way home after a really long day at work. You’re not tired, but your mind isn’t completely fixed on the road ahead. Somewhere in the last few miles it’s started to rain, and you wonder if you left the bedroom windows open. As you go around a [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:35-08:00May 18th, 2018|Car Accidents, Car Safety, Cars|0 Comments

A Ticking Time Bomb Sits Two Feet From Your Heart

It's an event seared into the fabric of American history. When Timothy McVeigh walked away from the flatbed Ryder truck he'd rented four days prior, it was with every intent to kill. Nearly 4,800 pounds of ammonium nitrate, a powerful and unstable explosive used in the mining industry, lay dormant in the back. As he [...]