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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 these days.” […]

August 3rd, 2018|Car Safety, Cars, Teen Driver Safety|0 Comments

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 […]

May 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 bend, […]

May 18th, 2018|Car Accidents, Car Safety, Cars|0 Comments

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 […]

Two Separate Safety Recalls From Toyota, Plus Other Vehicle Safety Recalls

Issued just yesterday, Toyota announced that it is conducting separate safety recalls for approximately 11,800 Model Year 2018 Toyota Camry vehicles and approximately 9,900 Model Year 2015 – 2018 Lexus RC F, Model Year 2016 -2018 Lexus GS F and Model Year 2018 Lexus LC 500 vehicles.

The Camry recall involves a possibility that fuel pipes […]

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 […]

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 […]