December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Sadly, the holiday season is well known for having a spike in fatal and injury-causing drunk driving crashes. What should be a season of joy and celebration is often tragically cut short for many families in California and across the nation. Drunk driving crashes are 100 percent preventable,…

Almost 400 car accidents were reported in Southern California within four hours on Thursday morning. Rainfall left the roads very slick and dangerous, according to ABC Seven News.  Several  serious accidents caused major delays on multiple freeways. The team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers have all involved people in our prayers in hopes they can…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just issued a press release announcing that roadway fatalities were down in 2017. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), fatal motor vehicle crashes are down by almost two percent after two years of large increases. Additionally, initial estimates for the first half of 2018 show…

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently issued a press release about their efforts to help seniors stay sharp and stay safe. With the aging Baby Boomer population, the percentage of drivers age 65 and older continues to increase. Officials with the CHP are looking to help seniors maintain their ability to drive safely and sharply…

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently issued a press release about their upcoming holiday Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP). Although Thanksgiving is typically a time for expressing gratitude and spending time with loved ones, it’s also well known for being one of the busiest and deadliest holidays on roadways in California and across the U.S. Beginning…

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) just issued a press release about their new grant to address dangerous driving habits. Their yearlong, grant-funded education and enforcement campaign is called Regulate Aggressive Driving and Reduce Speed (RADARS) III. This campaign is specifically designed to reduce the number of crashes where speed and other types of aggressive driving…

Earlier this week, a woman was injured in a rollover crash near Lompoc. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the wreck happened on Purisima Road, near Mission Gate Road, at about 11:00 p.m. on Monday night. Very few details have been released about this crash, but we do know that the driver had to be extricated…

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) just issued a press release about their continued efforts to improve child passenger safety across the state. They’re working with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to focus on child safety with the California Restraint Safety Education and Training (CARSEAT II) campaign. The goal of the campaign is to…

Early Saturday morning, two cars crashed head-on on Highway 1 near Brown Road in Santa Maria. Reports confirmed two cars collided, and major injuries were reported around 6:20 a.m. One driver was airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, according to KSBY News. The other driver seemed to escape the accident scratch free. The team at…

The Dangers and Consequences of Speeding Speed limits are set in place for a reason. Even going over the limit by a few miles per hour is a bad idea. When drivers exceed the posted speed limit, they’re increasing their potential for a loss of vehicle control. Additionally, there is reduced effectiveness of occupant protection…

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