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Keep Your Teen Driver Safe on the Road

Handing a teen the keys to the family car is a hallmark experience; watching a child exercise mobility is often exciting yet tempered with anxiety over the dangers they may encounter. Unfortunately, parents have plenty of reason to be worried about their teens driving. Car crashes are the leading cause... Read more »

10 Scary Texting and Driving Statistics

The widespread use of cell phones while driving is an increasing threat to the safety of motorists and their passengers in Los Angeles and throughout the country. Sending or receiving a message may only take a few seconds, but drivers are distracted manually, visually, and cognitively during that time, which increases the... Read more »

5 Common Causes of Truck Accidents

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During the past few years, traffic fatalities have been on the rise. The first half of 2016 saw an estimated increase in traffic-related deaths of 10.4 percent compared to the first half of 2015. A significant portion of these deaths are attributable to accidents involving large commercial trucks. Here at... Read more »

Apple Hit with Class Action Suit over Driver Safety Lockout

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A class action lawsuit has been brought against Apple for failing to implement a patented iPhone lockout safety mechanism. The law suit alleges that the company possesses technology that would prevent texting and driving but has failed to implement it. An Orange County California resident, Julio Ceja was rear ended... Read more »

Distracted Driver Causes Wreck on 44 in Redding

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Morning traffic was stalled today when a distracted driver rear ended another vehicle causing a backup far into downtown Redding, according to California Highway Patrol. The collision occurred before 8 am on the westbound 44 near Auditorium Drive.  Reports say that the driver of a black Ford Explorer was reaching... Read more »

Wrong Way Driver Kills 2 on California Freeway

California Highway patrol reported early Sunday two men were killed in a head-on collision on the 405 freeway involving a wrong way driver.  The wrong way driver was traveling south in the northbound lane north of the 55 near Costa Mesa when the incident occurred.  Both drivers were pronounced dead... Read more »