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New Year, New Laws For California Drivers

Every year new legislation takes effect that impacts citizens one way or another. This year in California a number of new laws took effect which will have a direct impact on drivers. For starters, the state now allows drivers to use voice-operated, hands-free devices to talk or text behind the wheel. This is a change …

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Never Too Old To Be A Safe Driver

At 105 years old, Edythe Kirchmaier, of California, knows a thing or two about driving. In fact, this month she passed her most recent driver’s exam with flying colors. And her impressiveness doesn’t stop there. After 85 years behind the wheel, Kirchmaier has never had a speeding ticket, parking ticket or any sort of driving …

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Changes Coming To California Traffic Laws

Happy New Year California! Are you ready for the new year and new traffic laws? If not, we have a break down for you so you can drive safe, and legal in the state this coming year. * For those who are foolish enough to drive under the influence alcohol know that police can no …

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Traffic Deaths In California Jump

California has tied with New Jersey for the dubious honor of seeing the largest increase in the number of people killed in a traffic collision in 2011. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data for 2011 show that both New Jersey and California had 71 more deaths on their state roadways than the previous year. …

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COTS Survey Shows California Driving Wisdom

According to a new survey just released from the California Office of Transportation Safety seems to show that most California drivers understand that driving under the influence of drugs is not just dangerous, it’s often deadly. Not only that, but a huge percentage, more than three-quarters of drivers surveyed said that they think the problem …

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CHP Has Busy Thanksgiving Holiday

Like police in all 50 states, the California Highway Patrol was out in force during the Thanksgiving holiday, watching for drunk drivers, aggressive drivers, drowsy drivers and anyone simply driving in an unsafe manner. in San Diego alone the CHP arrested more than 60 drivers on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Statewide, …

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COTS Says Many California Drivers On ‘Drugs’

The California Office of Transportation Safety released a report this week which seems to indicate that a number of California drivers are motoring down the highway with drugs in their system. And they’re not talking about aspirin. The latest COTS survey, the first roadside survey of drug and alcohol use by active drivers, showed that …

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CHP Reminds Drivers “Sleeping Is Not Allowed”

California Highway Patrol is launching a week long campaign to remind drivers that if they are feeling drowsy, or tired, they should get off the road and start driving again after they have had some rest. “Fatigued drivers are a safety risk on our roadways,” CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said. “If you are tired, reaction …

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CHP Focuses On Aggressive Drivers

The California Highway Patrol is embarking on a massive campaign to address problems with aggressive driving and speeding in all of California. Their new program, “Reduce Aggressive Driving Incidents and Tactically Enforce Speed,” began this month and continues through September of 2013. The CHP is using funds for the program provided by the California Office …

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Yet Another Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crash

In California last weekend a wrong-way driver was arrested after causing a collision on U.S. Highway 101. Not only was Jurai Somlee, of Petaluma, driving the wrong way on U.S. Highway 101, police say he was also drunk and driving without a valid license. Fortunately for Somlee, both he and the driver of the vehicle …

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California Gas Prices Still Hurting Drivers

When the price of gasoline in Southern California went above $5 a gallon, there was very nearly panic in the streets. Drivers were lining up for gasoline at the stations with the lowest price; reports of theft of gasoline flourished, both from private vehicles and gas stations, and some folks were abandoning their cars on …

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California Braces For Influx Of New Drivers

Close to a half million new drivers are expected to hit California streets following Gov Jerry Brown’s signature on a new law designed to put driver’s licenses within reach of hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants. The driver’s license measure will make illegal immigrants eligible to drive legally in California if they qualify for …

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California Senior Drivers Face Tough Road

California has some of the toughest restrictions in the nation when it comes to the requirements of a certain age to continue driving legally. However, despite these restrictions some say the state could be doing more, much more, to reduce the incidents of traffic deaths caused by senior drivers. On the other side of that …

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Prop 33 Good, Bad Or Just Plain Wrong?

This November voters will be going to the polls to decide who they want to be the next President of the United States of America. In California voters will deciding something much more closer to home: Whether or not they want to allow insurance companies to make more decisions about the rates they charge and …

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Who’s To Blame For Senior Crashes?

There has been much debate about the ability of someone to continue driving as they reach advanced age. Already a number states require senior drivers to annually have their eyes examined for any deficiencies or undergo annual driving exams. Despite these added precautions it is not uncommon for a senior driver to be involved in …

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