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 […]

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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. […]

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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, […]

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The lure of attractive nuisances

For many homeowners, putting in a swimming pool is the realization of a longtime dream. The chance to swim, play, and just unwind in the water without having to leave their backyard is only one of the many perks. Like many other recreational amenities, a pool is considered an “attractive nuisance,” defined as dangerous conditions […]

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The importance of ensuring safe and secure parking lots

When you are going to an appointment, shopping or doing errands, the simple act of parking your car and walking to a building or store is a routine activity. However, hidden dangers exist that can result in a fall or other injuries that can be serious and life changing. Those hazards include everything from slippery […]

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