Accidents/Fatalities Due to Open Roads and Speeding

Did you know the Rolling Stones released a new single called "Living in a Ghost Town" in April of this year? Mick Jagger wrote the song a year ago for an album they've been churning away at for a few years and in advance of their upcoming tour. However, Jagger and Keith Richards agreed that [...]

2020-09-11T09:23:51-08:00September 11th, 2020|Car Safety, Pedestrian Safety|0 Comments

Autonomous Vehicle Safety

Since 1950, automobile manufacturers have engineered features and functionality in an effort to improve safety and ease of use. Certainly, the additions of seat belts, antilock brakes, blindspot detection, and warning systems have improved safety. Beginning with cruise control and running into today's features, such as adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, and self-park, great strides [...]

2020-08-14T11:36:09-08:00August 14th, 2020|Car Safety, Cars, Passenger Safety|0 Comments

Tesla Battery Safety Concerns

  Remember when Samsung Galaxy phones were exploding and catching on fire? As you know by now, lithium-ion batteries produce an incredible amount of heat. Even a small lithium-ion battery such as the one in the Samsung Note 7 can overheat, so it's no wonder that a more substantial car battery, like the ones in [...]

2020-08-07T17:35:56-08:00August 7th, 2020|Auto Recall, Car Safety|0 Comments

Why Having Good Headlights is More Than a Bright Idea

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently released its list of this year's safest passenger vehicles, and in doing so shined a light on a part of our cars we definitely don't spend enough time thinking about:  headlights. Sure, you probably spend every commute home silently cursing that pickup truck behind you because of how [...]

2020-02-21T17:16:09-08:00February 21st, 2020|Car Safety, Safe Driving|0 Comments

Toyota Recalls Vehicles After Airbags Don’t Inflate in Serious Crashes

When it comes to airbag recalls, we’re still not out of the woods yet. And in fact, it seems like a whole ‘nother forest may have just been dropped on top of us. Most companies strive to become household names for positive reasons, but Takata and its airbags have cemented themselves into the public consciousness [...]

2020-02-03T14:12:33-08:00February 3rd, 2020|Air Bag Recall, Airbag Safety, Auto Recall|0 Comments

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