Car Accident Lawyer The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently issued a press release about their upcoming efforts to reduce impaired driving across the state. The CHP will be working with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) on the Statewide Impairment Reduction (SIR) campaign. This public safety campaign will run from October 1, 2017, to…

Every 53 minutes, a person is killed in a drunk-driving crash in the U.S. Through a variety of public safety campaigns and traffic safety grants, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to various state and local law enforcement and public safety agencies across California and the nation, are gearing up to reduce…

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently issued a press release warning California motorists about the dangers of drowsy driving. November 6-13, 2016 was Drowsy Driving Awareness Week. The CHP was working with the National Sleep Foundation to raise awareness about the dangers of driving while drowsy. Thanks to daylight saving time, sleep patterns are temporarily…

Last week, a suspected drunk driver was captured in Logan Heights. According to ABC News Channel 10, the incident happened early Thursday morning, near South 30th Street and Newton Avenue. A Honda Civic struck a guardrail, and the driver tried to flee the scene of a crash. Witness reports indicated that the driver was acting…

NHTSA Preventing Underage Drinking The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently publicizing their Underage Drinking and Driving Prevention campaign. Officials with the NHTSA are hoping to get the word out to teens about the dangers of drinking and driving. Since car crashes are the leading cause of death among teens in the U.S.,…

Saint Patrick’s Day Drunk Driving Prevention The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently publicizing their annual Saint Patrick’s Day Drunk Driving Prevention campaign. St. Patrick’s Day is arguably one of the most dangerous holidays to be on the road. In spite of increased law enforcement presence, there are drunk drivers everywhere. Celebrations are…

“SaferRide” App and Holiday Drunk Driving Crackdown The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently issued a press release about their new “SaferRide” mobile app. This app is aimed at helping users find safe rides home after celebrating or partying with alcohol. This time of year is notorious for an increase in drunk driving…

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over for St. Patrick’s Day St. Patrick’s Day is a notorious holiday for drinking. Irish and non-Irish alike participate in this sometimes, weekend-long celebration. Unfortunately, with an increase in alcohol consumption also comes an increase in drunk driving crashes and fatalities. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to…

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over With Halloween just around the corner, crashes involving drunk drivers are likely to increase. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately one drunk-driving fatality occurred every 53 minutes in 2011. Alcohol-Impaired Driving Facts In 2011, 9,878 people were killed in crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers. Those victims accounted…

Drunk-Driving Laws Get Tougher The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a strong recommendation to all 50 states that the legal level of blood-alcohol content (BAC) be lowered from 0.08 to 0.05. The announcement was made on May 14th, which marked the 25th anniversary of the deadliest alcohol-related highway crash in U.S. history. On…

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