Car Accident Attorney The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently issued a press release about their “Take Action Against Distraction” public safety campaign. With the expansion of in-vehicle technology and ever-increasing digital landscape of communication, distracted driving has become a nationwide epidemic. In an effort to reduce injury-causing and fatal crashes associated with distracted driving, the…

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently issued a press release about their upcoming grant to improve cyclist and pedestrian safety across the state. They are getting a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that will help to improve safety for these vulnerable roadway user groups in…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a press release about the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) new federal guidance for driverless automobile technology. The new guidance is called the Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0. With the technological landscape continually expanding and newly automated advancements being integrated into…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is gearing up for Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs from September 17-23,2017. In addition to focusing on car seat safety, they’re also raising awareness about tween seat belt safety. Their safety campaign, “Don’t Wimp Out / Never Give Up Until They Buckle Up” is about the persistence…

Hands-free devices like Bluetooth have been touted as a safer alternative to using a handheld device behind the wheel, but what does the research say? According to the National Safety Council (NSC), Hands-Free is Not Risk-Free. Although, holding something in your hand is considered a manual distraction, there are actually two other forms of distraction…

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recently issued a press release about the California Transportation Commission (CTC) authorizing nearly $690 million to accelerate additional transportation projects across the state. According to Caltrans, their 32 major “fix-it-first” transportation projects can be accelerated a year early thanks to the funding. Completing these projects will help to make…

While it’s not uncommon to hear about the dangers of distracted and drunk driving, how often do we consider the risks associated with drowsy driving? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently working on strategies to end the epidemic of drowsy driving on U.S. roadways. Getting behind the wheel drowsy may not seem…

  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that additional vehicles have been added to the Takata air bag recall. According to the NHTSA, Nissan, Ford and Mazda vehicles with Takata air bag inflators could pose a safety risk to consumers. At this time, there have been no reported ruptures involving these vehicles….

  July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has some important tips for how to protect your ride. Car accidents aren’t the only way to lose a vehicle to damage or total loss. Having a car stolen can leave you without a ride and wondering what to do…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just issued a press release regarding the 12th U.S. fatality linked to defective Takata air bag inflators. According to the NHTSA, Honda recently notified them of a death that happened in June of 2016 involving a defective Takata air bag inflator. Initial reports indicate that the driver side…

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