The risks pedestrians face have never been greater

Pedestrians have always faced risks when they go out for a walk, particularly when traveling in close proximity to motor vehicles. Whether for leisure, exercise, or to get from place to place, walking near busy roads has always been potentially hazardous. In one split second, an “encounter” with an inattentive or reckless driver can result […]

Read More

Staying safe in a rideshare

Ridesharing has changed how California residents get from place to place. The ease and convenience of scheduling trips with smartphones have revolutionized an industry where buses and taxi cabs once dominated the roads. Not all is positive when it comes to this new type of travel. Essentially Uber and Lyft customers are getting in cars […]

Read More

Teenage drivers and the temptation of smartphones

Countless campaigns to educate and raise awareness about the dangers of driving and cellphone use have had various levels of success. In spite of those efforts, numerous drivers of all ages in the Golden State continue to distract themselves with cutting-edge technology. Troubling trends Statistics reveal that cell phone use of any kind can increase […]

Read More

Summer vacations are riskier than you think

As Memorial Day approaches, the longtime tradition of “getting away from it all” commences for many California residents. Those who choose to get to their vacation destinations via motor vehicle should know the risks of road travel. Risks are part of driving year-round. Maintaining vehicles, wearing seatbelts, and avoiding smartphone distractions are only the beginning. […]

Read More

California’s deadliest highways

For most residents of Santa Barbara and the rest of California, highway driving is a fact of life. Many of us must use the highway to commute to work or school, run errands and visit friends and loved ones. California has one of the longest and most extensive highway systems in the country — and, […]

Read More