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Feds join investigation into the Palm Springs tour bus crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has announced it will investigate the crash that occurred outside Palm Springs, in which a tour bus crashed into an 18-wheeler truck, killing 13 and injuring 31.

3 Smart Nighttime Driving Habits To Use As Days Get Shorter

Car Accidents at night tend be more dangerous for all parties involved. As the number of daylight hours shrinks and the time Los Angeles drivers are operating in the dark grows, drunk, fatigued and drivers with limited vision cause more traumatic accidents due to decreased reaction time before a collision. For everyone's safety, it is important to remember to adjust your driving habits to account for changes in road conditions. In this post, I want to discuss some habits you can build upon to develop better nighttime driving technique.

How has the bike accident rate changed over the years?

Inherent to the act of riding a bicycle is the risk of serious injury. Bicyclists have practically no safety systems in place for their vehicles (besides a helmet) and the area where they operate is inherently dangerous (the road). As such, when they are involved in an accident, it is likely that they will suffer injuries. In many cases, these injuries are serious. In some cases, the injuries are fatal.

Fatal crash on Southbound 15 involves semi-truck, stalled car

The Southbound 15 freeway was closed recently after a fatal crash in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 16. The wreck involved a semi-truck that crashed into a stalled vehicle. All lanes on the southbound part of the freeway were closed as police investigated the crash and cleaned up debris from the scene. One person was killed in the accident, but other than that, we don't have much in terms of details for this story.

2016 Halloween Safety Tips For Kids, Drivers, and Trick-or-Treaters

With Halloween around the corner, it is important to recognize what we can do to prevent and reduce the chances of causing an accident. As both pedestrians and drivers, we each need to take responsibility for our safety, and for the safety of our communities. In this blog, I plan to highlight some important steps we can all take to make Halloween of 2016 the safest yet. 

California Earthquake Tips: Driving During An Earthquake

Here in California, the threat of a devastating earthquake is always looming. While many other states have other serious natural hazards and potential for disasters, earthquakes are unique in that you cannot effectively forecast and avoid an earthquake. Yes, seismologists can roughly forecast and predict, but at the end of the day, the earth rumbles spontaneously when under stress. Given the most recent earthquake warnings I thought I should take the time to explain to everyone what to do if you are caught driving during an earthquake.

5 Things Safe Drivers Should Always Carry In The Car

If you are involved in an accident, stranded on the side of a highway or in an unfamiliar neighborhood, you should always have certain comforts and tools to help get you back on the road faster. To help you all get started, I decided to create a list of the 5 things I always have in my car, regardless of where I am driving.

So many accidents occur everyday, and the victims need help

Motor vehicle accidents are ubiquitous. They happen all the time, and as such, they can all blur together. Few people bat an eyelash when they hear about a car accident on the news, because these wrecks are far too commonplace now. That in and of itself is  rebuke of road safety today, but more to the point it exemplifies the need for people to understand what to do in the wake of a car accident.

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