Last Wednesday, there was a two-car injury crash on Highway 246 near Lompoc. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the wreck happened near the intersection of Highway 246 and Hapgood Road. Although very little information has been released, we do know that an SUV reportedly rear-ended a small sedan. At least three people were injured in…

Elderly Driver

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Drivewell Toolkit for older adults has important educational resources for senior drivers and their families. The NHTSA, along with the American Society on Aging (ASA), have developed this toolkit to improve driver safety with a specific focus on the challenges facing older adult drivers on U.S. roadways. The…

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In 2015, 301 passenger vehicle occupants were killed when their cars struck the side of a trailer. The government should require all semi-trucks to have a side guardrail that will prevent cars from traveling beneath the truck. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), side guards could prevent hundreds of traffic deaths per year….

On Wednesday afternoon, an enraged driver rammed into a parking enforcement officer’s vehicle and injured that person. According to NBC San Diego News Channel Seven, the incident happened on Prospect Street near Eads Avenue in La Jolla. Initial reports indicate that a driver became enraged about getting a parking ticket, so he rammed into the…

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently published their findings and comparison of rural and urban traffic fatalities. The NHTSA analyzed data regarding fatal crashes in urban and rural areas and a variety of factors including time of day, speed, alcohol, restraint use, rollover crashes, driver characteristics and non-occupants. They found that although only…

distracted driving car accident lawyers

The National Safety Council (NSC) is raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving this month. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the NSC is hoping to empower motorists to put safety first and just drive. They have a variety of educational resources available for parents, teens, employers and drivers of all ages….

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The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is currently observing National Telecommunicators’ Week by recognizing the importance of their public safety dispatchers. This year, National Telecommunicators’ Week runs from April 9-15. The CHP is honoring the life-saving services and assistance that public safety dispatchers provide to the community and to law enforcement agencies. CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow…

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The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently issued a press release about their participation in National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. During the month of April, the CHP, the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and Impact Teen Drivers (ITD) in addition to other community partners and law enforcement agencies throughout the state will be raising awareness…

Mardi Gras safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently publicizing their Mardi Gras-themed safety campaign aimed at preventing drunk driving. This year’s slogan, “Don’t Let Fat Tuesday Turn Into Sorry Wednesday,” is all about raising awareness about the consequences of drunk driving. In addition to the very real danger of potentially being involved in an…

Ryan Hollingshead

A Major League Soccer player, Ryan Hollingshead, was hit by a car while assisting another vehicle that had wrecked on the side of the road. According to FC Dallas, Hollingshead was struck directly by another car and he suffered three cervical vertebrae fractures and will be in a neck brace for approximately 8 weeks. Luckily, the…

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