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Can Your Old Car Learn These New Safety Tricks?

Cars are flooding the market with safety features aimed at correcting mistakes or alerting the driver to hazards on the road. As autonomous driving becomes a closer reality, many of the features used to keep the car within its own lane or detect other surrounding objects can be used to help drivers practice safer driving techniques. However, many older vehicles don't have these life-saving features, forcing many car owners to decide between their safety and spending their savings on a newer and safer vehicle. Fortunately, those choices can be made with less financial pressure as companies are producing aftermarket safety kits.

Beloved Former Los Angeles Laker Suspected of DUI

Former Laker, Derek Fisher, was arrested on Sunday June 4th on suspicion of a DUI accident after flipping an SUV on highway 101. While no other parties seem to be involved in the accident, the car was flipped over onto its roof when CHP had arrived. Thankfully, neither Fisher nor Govan, Fisher's girlfriend and star of the show, "Basketball wives," were injured in the accident. California Highway patrol claims that Fisher was under the influence at the time of the accident. Interesting to note is that the totaled vehicle was registered to Matt Barnes, Ex-husband to Govan and former teammate of Derek Fisher. Matt Barnes and Derek Fisher were in an altercation when Govan and Barnes were separated and still married.

The Cost of Repairing Car Safety Tech After An Accident

As safety technologies and gadgets become more ubiquitous in modern vehicles, does the cost increase for the consumer? Ideally, the more these varying technologies are implemented, the cheaper they should become as competition, further development and market saturation will make them cheaper and more widely available. However, there is a caveat for the time being. In the case of the serious collisions, these tools can be damaged in irreplaceable ways. Let's examine a high speed rear-end collision and determine what the owners are left to handle.

Amgen Tour of California Highlights National Bike Month

If you were looking to take a firsthand glimpse into the sport of competitive cycling for the first time, or an avid enthusiast of the global sport, you sure better have seen the final stage in the Amgen Tour of California. Depending on where you live in the Golden State, you may have had a portion of the Men's tour or Women's tour near your hometown. The Men's tour began in Sacramento, traveled through Pismo Beach, wound its way up to Big Bear and reached the finishing line in Southern California's Pasadena. The Women's Tour launched from South Lake Tahoe, set course for Elk Grove then finished in Sacramento.

What cases fall under personal injury?

If you have an accident or get injured in California, you may have a case under personal injury law. Personal injury, according to the American Bar Association, is any injury caused to you or damage caused to your property due to someone else’s negligence. In some cases, negligence does not have to be proven to win a personal injury case. It really depends on the situation.

What are the different forms of distracted driving?

For years, it seemed as though the greatest threat that you faced on Los Angeles roads was from drunk drivers. With the advent of cell phone technology, an entirely new class of dangerous motorist was introduced: the distracted driver. Yet while cell phones have seemingly been portrayed as the only form of driver distraction, there are plenty of other things that people on the road can do to take their attention away where it should be and consequently put you and others at risk.

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