Summertime Driving Conditions and Why You Should Care

Summertime might seem like the perfect season for jetting out in your vehicle and going on a long road trip. Then again, it might seem like the perfect time to hang around your hometown and enjoy your local favorites at your leisure. It’s important to be aware of the dangers of summertime driving conditions. Although […]

The Problem of Distracted Driving and the Solution

Distracted driving is an enormous problem and one that continues to grow. According to the US Department of Transportation, more than 1,000 people a day are injured in crashes resulting from distracted drivers. While many people attribute distracted driving to increased use of mobile phones, the top distraction (among teens) is their passengers. Teens aren’t […]

Hit and Run Laws in California

In California, any driver involved in a car accident must remain at the scene. While there are some exceptions to this rule, such as denting a parked car, leaving the scene of an accident is a serious crime. California is particularly hard on those who break this law. A misdemeanor is issued for those who […]

Driving Laws for Teens in California

Several years ago, a teen driver without a license caused a traffic accident that killed five people. The teen was traveling home from Knott’s Scary Farm in a BMW. Unfortunately, this incident isn’t unique; there are many others like it in California and across the country. These sad stories have led to many questions about […]

Are Dash Cams Worth It If You Get Into Accident?

Dash cams have become increasingly popular in recent years and have gained something of a reputation as an excellent tool for vehicle safety. Since the camera constantly records, it is often able to capture car accidents and the immediate aftermath. In cases of hit-and-run accidents or accidents where fault is difficult to determine, it stands […]

Apple’s ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ Mode Aims to Keep Drivers Safe

Distracted driving has continued to trend upward as a cause of automobile accidents in recent years, continuing a trend that goes back to the beginning of the cellular phone era. Since texting has taken off, it has gotten to be an even bigger issue, and 46 states now ban texting and driving, with 14 banning […]

Know What Steps to Take if You Have Been in an Accident

When it comes to being safe on the road, preparedness and alertness are the two most important traits to cultivate. That’s true when you are packing your road bag to make sure you can handle inclement weather while you travel, and it’s also true after you have already been in an accident, when you are […]

Dangerous, Negligent and Reckless Driving: Understanding the Difference

Dangerous, negligent and reckless driving often go hand in hand, and it is not unusual for a defendant to see various combinations of the three when charged. There are substantial differences between them, however, that can greatly impact the level of trouble a driver will find him or herself in and varying levels of proof […]

4 Common Causes for Accidents While Driving

Each day, an average of 3,000-plus people die in traffic-related accidents with upwards of 50 million others injured every year. Many of these accidents could have been avoided had the driver taken the proper precautions. Here are the four most common causes for accidents that occur while operating a vehicle and how you can minimize […]

Know the Facts About Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Most drivers understand that drinking and driving can be serious, especially if you are in an accident. Fewer understand exactly what the penalties are or how they can be enforced, though, and that puts them at risk when they are out driving and they choose to have a drink or two. If you don’t understand […]