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National Heatstroke Prevention Day is May 1 Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children. Sadly, 969 children have died from heatstroke in a hot car since 1998. This tragedy is 100% preventable. Prevent Child Hot Car Deaths: Once You Park, Stop. Look. Lock. Every death is preventable. • Pediatric […]

National School Bus Safety Week / October 16-20, 2023

Statistically, school buses are the safest way to transport school children. Yet more injuries and fatalities occur outside of or near a school bus because a motorist has failed to obey the stop-arm warning or to follow local traffic laws. From 2011 and 2020, there were 1.6 times more fatalities among pedestrians (183) than occupants […]

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

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving behaviors like dialing, talking, or texting on cell phones are dangerous. Other distractions like eating, grooming, reading, reaching for objects, and changing clothes are just as dangerous. These distractions take your mind, hands, and eyes off of driving and increase the risk of getting into a crash by three times. A base fine […]

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 […]

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 […]