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Ten Driving Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

We all know it’s illegal—and unsafe—to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. As a matter of fact, impaired driving resulted in 1.2 million arrests and over 10,000 crash fatalities in the United States in 2013 alone. But when you look at the larger picture of traffic safety, you can see that a far […]

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Beat the Heat: Dehydrated Driving is Dangerous Driving

You know those movies where someone’s lost in the desert, desperate for anything that could slake their thirst? It’s a situation that always seems to reduce people to the same desperate condition: staggering, clumsy, unable to think clearly, even seeing things that aren’t there. Now, instead of alone on some sandy dune, picture this same parched […]

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Stranded on the Highway? The Freeway Service Patrol Will Save You

If your car breaks down on a California highway, who should you call? Your best friend? No. Your mom? No. Your mechanic, your notary public, or your lawyer? No, no, and no. Take it from one who knows: call the Freeway Service Patrol. Earlier this summer, the car I was driving suddenly stalled in the […]

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Spring Car Maintenance Tips

Are you and your car ready for springtime driving? Make sure your car is in tip-top shape: follow these spring car maintenance tips from the California Department of Insurance to stay safe on the road this season! And while you’re at it, refresh your knowledge of road rules and signs too! Spring into Action on […]

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Thanksgiving Driving: Tips to Keep You Safe

An estimated 43 million people will be spending part of their Thanksgiving driving. If you’ll be hitting the road tomorrow, stay safe! Thanksgiving is the most dangerous day of the year for driving. Don’t let a mistake behind the wheel ruin your holiday. Follow these important tips for safe Thanksgiving driving. Check Road Conditions There’s […]

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Oh, Deer! Beware of Animals in the Road

It’s deer season, and drivers should take extra care to avoid hitting animals in the road from now through January. The number of collisions with deer is especially high during this period (and the worst in November) because it’s the season for deer breeding and migration. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, collisions with […]

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Parents: Participate in National Teen Driver Safety Week this October

On behalf of the California Office of Traffic Safety October is a month of holiday fun and safe driving awareness October is not only a month for tricks and treats, it is also a time to talk to young drivers about behind-the-wheel safety. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes […]

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Road trip with your dog

A road trip with your dog can be a delightful excursion or a disaster, depending on your safety preparation and destination. Instead of having a friend or neighbor watch your pet, or turning to a fancy dog hotel to care for your fur-covered friend, find a place where your pup is welcome! We’ve got plenty of […]

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Master Parallel Parking with In-Car Driving Lessons

Does this situation seem familiar to you? Have you ever been subjected to the mockery, pity, and/or warmhearted support of total strangers watching you utterly fail at parallel parking? DEVELOPING: Nation Gathers Around Area Man Trying To Parallel Park onion.com/1aEUfdE — The Onion (@TheOnion) May 30, 2013 If you’re saying, “Geez, The Onion, stop writing […]

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New Bill to Convict Drivers for Pedestrian Fatalities

What would you think if more than half of the drunk drivers who were found at fault for injuring or killing a pedestrian weren’t prosecuted and didn’t even have their licenses revoked? Our culture generally has little tolerance for drunk driving. Drunk drivers can be fined and have their licenses suspended in California, even if they aren’t over […]

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