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Executive Orders on Immigration

January 27th, 2017 by

Executive Order on Immigration President Donald J. Trump followed through on his campaign promise on January 25th by signing two executive orders related to immigration. The orders aimed to both launch construction of a wall on the Mexican border and increase immigration enforcement. Trump has declared illegal immigration “a clear and present danger to the Read More »

Are GPS Systems a Distraction for Drivers?

January 26th, 2017 by

Handheld Cellphone Use is Illegal, but GPS Devices are Fine According to new driving laws in California, cell phones must remain mounted to vehicle dashboards and be enabled for hands-free or voice command. This is an effort to eliminate distracted driving. Systems that are embedded in the vehicle and installed by the manufacturer are exempted Read More »

Texting While Driving

January 26th, 2017 by

California Cellphone Use and Texting While Driving Laws As of January 1, 2017, Californians are prohibited from holding their cell phones while they drive. Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1785 in September and the law prohibits holding a cell phone while driving for any purpose, including checking maps, texting, or talking. Driving requires concentration to Read More »

How to Deal with and Avoid Police Brutality

January 26th, 2017 by

What is Police Brutality? Police brutality occurs when police officers use excessive and/or unnecessary force against civilians. “Excessive force” does not have a specific definition but it is generally force that goes beyond what is necessary to handle a specific situation. While police brutality is often associated with physical harm, it can also include psychological Read More »

Rain Related Car Accidents: Causes and Tips

January 12th, 2017 by

Rain is Good for Droughts, but Bad for Drivers During the years long drought Californians have enjoyed perfect driving conditions. A lack of rain means clear visibility and avoiding wet and slippery roads. The recent downpours have helped ease the drought, but brought increased traffic accidents. Just before the Christmas Holiday, nearly 200 crashes were Read More »

New California Driving Laws 2017

January 9th, 2017 by

With a New Year, Come New Laws As we enter 2017, seven new laws are taking effect that will impact the way Californians travel. Aimed at increasing safety on our roadways, new California driving laws hope to put an end to distracted driving, driving under the influence and tour bus incidents. New Driving Laws in Read More »

Teen Driver Awareness : Causes, Consequences and Caution

January 3rd, 2017 by

January is National Teen Driver Awareness Month Teen Driver Awareness Month, along with National Teen Driver Safety Week (October) and Distracted Driving Awareness Month (April) raises awareness and looks to bring forth solutions to preventable injuries and fatalities on the road. Is Teen Driving Really a Problem? Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of Read More »

What to do When Injured in a Car Accident

December 22nd, 2016 by

Increased Car Accidents During the Holidays The number of drivers on the roads peak as friends and families get together to celebrate during the holiday season. As a result, more drivers are impaired by alcohol leading to a predictable increase in car accidents, according to California State Highway Patrol departments. DUI arrests are at their Read More »

What to do When you Get a DUI in California

December 22nd, 2016 by

DUI: Driving Under the Influence Driving Under the Influence (DUI’s) means that it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle in California based on the following blood alcohol concentration (BAC) percentages: 08% or higher – 21 years old or older operating a passenger vehicle 04% or higher – operating a commercial vehicle 01% or higher Read More »

4 Dead in Merced County Tour Bus Crash

August 3rd, 2016 by

Tour Bus Accident in Merced County Four people died and nearly two dozen were injured in Merced County, Tuesday August 2nd after a tour bus crash. The charter bus accident happened around 3:30 a.m. on Highway 99 just south of Livingston, CA when the bus crashed into a sign pole. The tour bus carried at Read More »

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