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Feds New CDL Standards

A lot of factors are stacking up to make the future of driving and being a motorist passenger safer – everything from the emergence of self-driving cars, no-tolerance DUI laws, and accident avoidance systems – but now you’ll have truck and bus drivers who carry a commercial driver’s license to…

Bringing on board a new administrator for improved leadership and a retooled focus, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has refined its mission and sharpened it’s focus on three particular areas of future progress:1 Enhancing technology innovations Overhauling the automotive recall program Strengthening core safety programs to improve road…

Time Change & Drowsy Driving

Californians better stop dreaming when they are driving, and take notice and plan ahead for the upcoming Daylight Savings time change taking effect March 13. Losing an hour of sleep for some people can actually end up being a fatal thing, especially when they have to get behind the wheel…

Celebrating Independence Day in the U.S. commonly involves barbeques, fireworks and other fun festivities. What you may not realize as you gear up to celebrate the holiday weekend, however, is that July 4th is also the riskiest day to be on the roads. And that’s because July 4th is the…

Examples of distracted driving

The variety of ways in which drivers can be distracted is seemingly endless. Recently, a California woman was pulled over by a highway patrol officer on the suspicion of speeding. When the officer saw that she was wearing Google Glass, the officer gave the woman a citation for driving with…

A baby in Ohio is dead following a tragic dog-related incident. The 3-month-old girl was in the living room of the family home when two pet dogs, both purebred Shiba Inus, attacked her. Dogs are often referred to as man’s best friend, but in many cases they can be man’s…

Sudden tire failure can result in serious consequences. Recently, a fire truck suffered a tire blowout, and it was launched 200 feet off the roadway of Interstate 80. The fire truck went down an embankment and came to halt in a drainage canal. Fortunately, the driver of the vehicle only…

Motorcycle Safety Tips for California Bikers - be safe not sorry

Bill Beckwith, a host of the HGTV show “Curb Appeal” was recently involved in a tragic motorcycle crash. The TV host was riding his motorcycle near the neighborhood or Haight-Ashbury when he was struck by another vehicle. Beckwith was rushed to a nearby San Francisco hospital, but later died from…