The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently issued a press release regarding the disturbing news that driver cell phone usage is up despite obvious dangers. A study out of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) in April 2016 found that at least 12.8 percent of California drivers were observed using a mobile device during the…

Ride-share companies such as, Uber and Lyft, initially tried to bypass liability by claiming they are not necessarily employers—rather than just a technology source to connect drivers with people.  Although, there have been countless lawsuits filed against these companies, which ruled that these ride-share companies must take responsibility of their drivers and their passengers. Being…

Are you one of those women who have mastered the art of putting on foundation, blush or even mascara on while driving your car? A study by Debra Robson, found that 43% of women admitted to putting on their makeup while driving on their daily commute. That is nearly half of women who have actually…

On October 16, 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is kicking off National Teen Driver Safety Week. Since car accidents are the leading case of death for teens between the ages of 15 and 19 years old, the NHTSA is hoping to raise awareness about the unique risks and challenges facing this age…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) now has seat belt safety campaigns geared at a younger demographic and their caregivers. Tweens, children between the ages of eight and 14, are at a surprisingly high risk for not being properly buckled up in the event of a car accident. According to the NHTSA, over the…

  The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is hoping to get the word out about their Senior Driver Mobility Program. The Age Well Drive Smart program is a free educational course for seniors and their loved ones in California. The program was designed to help reduce the number of injury causing and fatal motor vehicle and…

Speeding and Aggressive Driving

CHP on Speeding and Aggressive Driving The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently issued a press release regarding a grant they have received to address speeding and aggressive driving. The CHP is implementing a yearlong statewide campaign to reduce the number of speed and aggressive driving-related crashes. In addition to catching speeders and aggressive drivers,…

Speeding and Aggressive Driving in California Aggressive driving behaviors are a problem in California and across the country. Although we usually think about road rage as being the typical case of ‘aggressive driving,’ a variety of unsafe practices behind the wheel can be categorized as aggressive. From speeding to tailgating, aggressive driving puts everybody on…

                    Since recent research has highlighted the link between car crashes and possible adverse effects on pregnancy outcomes, it’s absolutely critical for pregnant women to remain as safe as possible during automobile travel. Safercar.gov offers pregnant women a variety of safety tips for driving and riding…

Stop Speeding Before It Stops You Disobeying posted speed limits puts everybody on the road at risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reports that 13,000 lives were lost as a result of speeding-related traffic wrecks in 2005. Their “Stop Speeding Before it Stops You” campaign is aimed at raising awareness about the dangers…

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