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Slow the Fast Down

The Dangers of Speeding Life moves fast. Your car shouldn’t. Keep neighborhoods safe. Drive like your friends or family live there. Better slow than sorry. Know the speed limit and follow the speed limit. It’s a limit. The speed limit is not a suggestion,  “Drive 15 miles an hour faster than what the sign says.” […]

Get Off Your Apps

California’s Cell Phone Laws Focus on the road, not your status. That phone call, text or email can wait. Put down the phone and just drive. Our roads are safer when they are distraction-free. 1. California has a hands-free cell phone law, which prohibits drivers from holding a phone or other electronic device while behind […]

New ‘Kids of Caltrans’ Campaign Aims to Get Drivers to Move Over, Save Lives

11/21/2022 Sacramento – The young faces of the families of highway workers are reminding you to move over a lane or slow down for their loved ones who help keep our roads safe. The “Kids of Caltrans” provide the personal, impactful messages behind the new public awareness campaign from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), […]

Child Heatstroke Prevention

Important Laws

CELL PHONE AND TEXTING DEVICES  23123.5 CVC   Effective January 1, 2017, a person shall not drive a motor vehicle while holding and operating a handheld cell phone or texting device.  They can only be used if they allow for voice operated and hands-free operation.  The devices may be operated only if both of the […]

Make this Summer a Safe One

Important Safety Reminders for Summer Travel Plans Although the calendar may not say it, in California summer season has started. For many, those long-awaited vacation plans are drawing near. While some may be sticking around and enjoying barbeques and visits to that special local spot, others may be in store for a road trip to […]

Advice for Winter Driving

In anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday and a predicted wet winter, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) is sharing this important message with travelers: drive safely and be prepared for inclement weather at all times. Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year with the likelihood of an increased number of […]

Common Sense Safety Tips for Summer Travel

School is out, graduations are over and the heat of summer is on. You’ve got your suntan lotion, a giant cooler ‘ you’re ready for a summer road trip. Or maybe you’re just putting up with the usual hours long commute in stop-and-go traffic, but with waves of heat bouncing off the asphalt. A few […]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Traffic Safety Partners Make Plea to Motorists: ‘Silence the Distraction’ “Driving is a complex task, requiring a motorist’s full attention,” CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said. “Imagine driving for four or five seconds while blindfolded. That can be the effect of looking down while driving to send a text message. In the average time it takes […]

The Three Feet for Safety Act is now law in California.

21760. (a) This section shall be known and may be cited as the Three Feet for Safety Act. (b) The driver of a motor vehicle overtaking and passing a bicycle that is proceeding in the same direction on a highway shall pass in compliance with the requirements of this article applicable to overtaking and passing […]