Motorcycle lane splitting isn’t already legal in California?

At the beginning of the month, we wrote that May is Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month across California. With all the traffic congestion and year-round warm weather we experience here in the Golden State, motorcycle safety needs to be an even higher priority here than in other parts of the country. California also takes a… read more

Takata air bag recall to affect 34 million U.S. vehicles: Part II

In today’s post, we’re continuing a discussion about a recent announcement by Japanese auto parts manufacturer Takata. The company, which has provided air bags to most of the major automakers around the world, just announced that its safety recall will include 34 million vehicles in the United States, which is twice as many as originally… read more

Takata airbag recall to affect 34 million U.S. vehicles: Part I

In a post last week, we discussed how airbags work. This safety device relies on a rather complex process that we too often take for granted – until something goes wrong. Airbags that deploy mere fractions of a second too late could result in serious injury or even death during a collision. Throughout 2014 and… read more

Air bags: How they work and why it’s deadly when they don’t work

One of the biggest news stories of 2014 was the General Motors recall scandal. A congressional inquiry and independent investigation revealed that certain GM employees had known about defective ignition switches for more than a decade, but never made substantive efforts to report that knowledge or correct the problem. So far, the vehicle defect has been… read more

California focuses on motorcycle safety in May

If you didn’t get your safety-awareness fill in April during Distracted Driving Awareness Month, you’re in for some good news. All across California, May has been designated Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. In all seriousness, this is an issue that, like distracted driving, is worthy of its own month. Far too many motorcyclists are killed and… read more

Distracted driving is not safe, even if the virtual world

We have previously written about the dangers of distracted driving, as well as the problem that too many drivers don’t seem to understand just how dangerous it is. It is often said that experience is the best teacher. But for something like distracted driving, the lesson learned from experience could be fatal. Therefore, the challenge… read more