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Are you at risk for falling asleep behind the wheel?Take this simple quiz and find out. Just circle “True” or “False” for each of the following statements, and check your answers on the second page:

There are certain questions everyone has after being involved in a car accident. The following are answers we give current and prospective clients on a daily basis. This information serves as a guide and does not constitute legal advice. For a free legal consultation, please give us a call.

Vehicular heatstroke. Hyperthermia. The devastating effects of a child being left in a hot car. It's every parent's unfathomable nightmare, yet it happens several times a year.
The tragedy can happen almost anywhere, and while hotter months are always the riskiest, the circumstances surrounding child vehicular heatstroke are varied.

Take note, Californians: several new traffic-safety related laws are set to be implemented in the state this Sunday, although they primarily impact drivers for hire, buses and private carriers.
The first is a new law requiring bus passengers to wear seat belts in buses that have those safety restraints.

The official start of summer comes later this month, but already children have died after being left unattended in hot cars, according to the nonprofit National Safety Council, drawing attention to an issue that kills an average of 37 children a year.
The council released a report this month that says 742 US children died of heatstroke in vehicles between 1998 and 2017. Forty-two children died in these conditions in 2017, up from 39 the previous year.

A high surf advisory is in effect across Southern California beaches Monday, the National Weather Service reported.
Strong and dangerous rip currents are expected in Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange counties, officials warned.
Four to seven feet surf is expected, along with powerful breaking waves and sneaker waves.

A bicyclist killed in San Bernardino Monday afternoon was the unintended victim of a road rage incident, police said.
The events began just before 7 p.m. when the drivers of a 2003 Infinity and a 2000 BMW got involved in some type of altercation as they traveled eastbound on West Fifth Street, the San Bernardino Police Department stated in a news release.

All lanes were reopened in the Cajon Pass after a chain-reaction crash involving more than 20 vehicles Wednesday morning left at least 17 people injured and prompted a partial closure of the 15 Freeway for several hours, authorities said.
The multi-vehicle pileup occurred shortly after 10:40 a.m. on the southbound 15 Freeway north of Highway 138, according the California Highway Patrol.

More than a million people were arrested in 2016 for driving under the influence, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That sounds huge, yet it's only 1% of the more than 110 million people who report that they have driven while intoxicated each year
By 2004, all 50 states reduced the legal blood alcohol concentration for drivers to 0.08%, and it has reduced fatalities, the CDC says, but accidents involving an intoxicated driver still kill 29 people a day,…

Although our friends, and certainly our children, use ride-hailing services all the time, I have always felt a little squeamish about them.

A report released by the New York Times has found at least 28 people have died due to carbon monoxide poisoning by keyless vehicles after failing to turn the ignition off. The Times' report revealed almost half of all unintentional carbon monoxide deaths were due to Toyota vehicles, including some of their Lexus line.

The driver of a motor home was at large after leading authorities on a chase from Mid-City in Los Angeles to Kern County Tuesday with his two children on board, according to authorities.
Deputies started pursuing the motor home at around 2:30 p.m. in the Mid-City area, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

President Donald Trump released his long-awaited infrastructure plan last month, which calls for $200 billion in federal spending and hopes to encourage over $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure inv…

Thankfully, there are effective measures that can help prevent injuries and deaths from alcohol-impaired driving.
Working together, we can help keep people safe on the road – every day. Keep drunk drivers off the road.
Fact sheets are available for each state and the District of Columbia and include national and state data on drunk driving and alcohol-involved crash deaths, as well as an overview of proven strategies for reducing and preventing drunk driving.

Do you dread tax day? If so, your instincts are good – though your anxiety is probably misdirected.

HEADS UP to Parents
As a parent, you play an important role in keeping your child safe on the playground. This sheet will help you learn how to spot a concussion and protect your child from concussion or other serious brain injury each time you take your child on an outdoor play adventure
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Concussion & Prevention Information
Learn more about how to recognize a concussion, what to do if you think your child has a concussion, how to properly choose and fit…

There are other ways for municipalities to encourage cycling while their infrastructure catches up. Cities are demonstrating that changing the rules in favor of cyclists can make roads safer.

On September 7, 2016, around 3:40 p.m., a white 1989 Isuzu pick-up truck was traveling westbound on Mil Potrero Highway, west of Ward Drive, near Pine Mountain Club, at an unknown speed.

Dozens of parked vehicles were plowed through in a drowsy driving truck accident in Long Beach. Officials do not believe that alcohol or drugs were involved

The number of California drivers who use cellphones is on the rise, alarming state safety officials who say it appears to be leading to more crashes and injuries.

Three people were killed in a multiple vehicle accident early Friday morning on the I-405 in Carson. One of the drivers involved was arrested.