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Back to School Road Safety

Tis the season for Back-to-School! Some districts just began post-Labor Day, while others have been in session for at least a couple of weeks.

With the new school year just beginning, it’s a great opportunity to remind ourselves and others to be aware in school zones and neighborhoods at all times, either as a pedestrian or […]

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 […]

5 Common Motorcycle Collisions

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which means that the U.S. Department of Transportation, the CHP and the California Office of Traffic Safety are all taking this month to spread awareness about sharing the road with motorcyclists.

According to the California DMV, motorcyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as automobile drivers. That being said, riding […]

Traffic Deaths on the Rise in SoCal

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 […]

Southern California Bike Laws 2017

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 […]

Distracted Driving Doesn’t Just Mean Texting

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 […]

Hit and Run Survival for Pedestrians

As the weather gets nicer, it becomes more tempting to go out for a walk. While walking instead of driving is better for your health, the environment, and your wallet, remember that pedestrians are the most vulnerable users of the road. According to a recent report from KCAL9, distracted driving is causing a spike in hit […]

Rainy Weather in California? Stay Safe!

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 […]

California: The Worst State for Drivers

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 […]

Proposition 64: Does this mean I can drive while stoned?

With the elections around the corner, marijuana has become a popular topic. Proposition 64 strives to allow the recreational usage of marijuana for adults 21 years of age and older in the state of California. Yes on 64 (Californians to Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana while Protecting Children) argue that this legalization of recreational […]