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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently raising awareness about the importance of buckling up for every trip, every time. It’s not just about avoiding a ticket. Their slogan, “The Life Saved Could be Yours” is all about calling attention to the most effective way motorists and passenger vehicle occupants can protect themselves…

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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Katherine Berman, wife of a long-time ESPN broadcaster, Chris Berman, died in a car accident in Connecticut on Wednesday afternoon. Ms. Berman collided with an elderly man, Edward Bertulis, and both drivers did not survive. According to ABC News, “Both vehicles were traveling in the same direction on a two-lane road when Kathy Berman’s car…

A bicyclist, Amado Johnson, was killed by a suspected designated drunk driver in Oxnard on Tuesday afternoon. The suspected DUI driver is recognized as Sean Patrick Donovan from Ventura. Donovan was driving on Victoria Avenue and collided with the bicyclist near Gum Tree Street. The police arrived on the accident scene and found the bicyclist…

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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….

A family was hit by a drunk driver in San Ysidro while driving home from Disneyland. The husband and wife were on their way home around 10:30 p.m. and were at the intersection of Dairy Mart Road and Camino De La Plaza when they were hit by the suspected drunk driver. Ten News reported on…

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We are all guilty of checking a text, writing an email, or even checking a social media account while driving. Soon, police may have a tool to confirm if you were illegally using your phone while driving. NPR reported on an innovative technology that will allow police to use the device to crack into phones…

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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…

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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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