We all know that driving under the influence of alcohol is dangerous. Similarly, most people understand that you should not get behind the wheel if you are under the influence of marijuana. A growing, but likely less understood problem, in California is the threat of drugged drivers who are under the influence of other substances, including prescription medications.
We all take precautions when we’re driving. You never know when a negligent motorist is going to crash into your vehicle, so we make sure we’re safe. We buckle our seatbelt. We make sure our kids are properly secured in a car seat or booster seat. We avoid dangerous distractions while behind the wheel, like cellphones.
As we discussed in our last post, it is a wise idea for parents to talk to their children about road safety before they head back to school for the year. Children are not the only ones who can benefit from some safety tips, however. Before getting behind the wheel during this back to school season, you may want to refresh your memory about driving safety in and around school zones.
It’s that time of year again. Kids are gathering their new school supplies and heading back to class for another school year. With the excitement of going back to school, it can be easy to overlook some common safety hazards that accompany this time of year. Before your kids get into dangerous habits, take some time to talk to them about staying safe when they are going to and from school each day.
In our last post, we told you about the recent study that revealed that a declining number of people are dying in drunk driving crashes in areas — like San Diego — that have Uber and other ride-sharing services available.
Typically, when a new study is released about drunk driving in the United States, the data is mostly negative. Recently, a new study has revealed some positive findings when it comes to drunk driving rates in San Diego and across California.
Watching your teen get behind the wheel and drive off on their own for the first time can be a scary moment for any parent. According to a recent study, however, there are steps you can take to help make sure your child is prepared for the new responsibilities of driving a car.
Being in a car crash is scary at any age and often leads to injuries for the people involved. According to a recent study, however, the long-term consequences of those injuries are different depending on the age of the person involved in the crash.
As the child of an older motorist or as a senior citizen yourself, you may have wondered how long you or your loved one will be able to continue driving safely.
Most people have probably had one of these nights. You’re lying in bed, tossing and turning. You can’t get to sleep. You’re thinking about everything you need to do the next day or running through all the things you didn’t get done that day. You’re exhausted, but your mind is running. Then, you remember the sleep aid medication your doctor prescribed. You pop a pill and drift off to sleep.