New Year? New Laws. Here Are Just a Few of the Laws Taking Effect in 2019

We love the law, and while some people might maintain that the law doesn't love them, we'd beg to differ. Every year a gaggle of new laws — all wide-eyed and and idealistic — go into effect. We thought we'd take a few words to get to know them a little better, especially the ones [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:31+00:00January 4th, 2019|Bike Safety, Pedestrian Safety, Safety|0 Comments

Scooting Under the Influence? Meet the DUI’s Newest Sibling

Image Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times Driving under the influence has a new baby brother, and his name is Scooter. In a precedent-setting case, Los Angeles prosecutor Mike Feuer has secured a misdemeanor conviction for a man arrested after he hit a pedestrian while operating an electric scooter under the influence [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:33+00:00October 5th, 2018|DUI, Pedestrian 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 [...]

Targeting ‘Cell Phone Zombies’: Cities Take Measures Against Distracted Walking

Texting and walking can provide some light laughs on social media or even in real life: bumping into things, tripping over planters and plunging into a water feature, etc. But for some, there have been serious, life-changing, and even fatal consequences of what’s been coined as  “distracted walking.” Pedestrian deaths in Los Angeles have reportedly [...]

Review These Safety Tips for a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Halloween is right around the corner with adults and children alike excited as ever.  Free candy, dressing up in costumes, spooky parties - what more could you ask for? While Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday, most of us are familiar with the precautions we should take, especially with younger children in tow. It’s [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

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 [...]

Urgent Vehicle Recalls Spring 2017

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 [...]

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 [...]