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The Word on Bird

Since September last year, a new mode of transportation has taken flight in Los Angeles. Based right out of Santa Monica, Bird Rides, Inc. provides electric scooters for communal use throughout Los Angeles, which users can access through Bird’s app. For $1, and then $0.15 per mile, individuals can use the app to locate and […]

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 […]

Rage while on the Road: How to Deal

The driver who crossed three lanes, making you slam on your brakes – only for him to make a late left turn.  The motorist who can’t seem to negotiate a right-hand turn from the right-most lane, making you wait for his imprecision.  The bus driver who blasts through a fresh red light to stay on […]

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 […]

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 […]

How will the new laws affect Californians?

Starting the new year, Californians are also facing new changes in the law. According to the LA Times, the following law changes will affect Californians in the following ways:

Driving:

If your child is under the age of two, they must sit in a rear-facing car seat.
If an individual is convicted of a DUI, they […]

National Highway Traffic Safety: Labor Day

In the past ten years, the decrease in traffic accident deaths can be attributed to the increase of seatbelt usage, reduction of impaired driving, improvement of airbags, and implementation of electronic stability control.  However, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there have been 35,092 people involved in traffic […]

“It Could Happen to You: Car Accident Injuries”

Car Accident Injuries: Our law firm is currently working with a young lady who was involved in a car accident, resulting in injuries. It all started when she was driving with her friend westbound on Agoura Road, in the #2 lane. The defendant, who was exiting a store parking lot, failed to yield the right of way to our […]

“Are you the parent of a young driver? Ventura County Start Smart is for you!”

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has developed statewide free classes to raise awareness and diminish the number of teen-related accidents. Ventura County Start Smart classes, taught by a local police department, aim to help young teen drivers and their parents fully comprehend the responsibilities of being a licensed driver.

Driver and parent responsibilities
Collision causing […]

Pedestrian Safety: How to Avoid Being Another Statistic

School is about to start, the sun is shining bright, and pedestrians are crawling the streets of Ventura County. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (2014), on average a pedestrian is killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes . Pedestrian safety is important knowledge for both drivers and pedestrians.

 

Take […]