February 2017 Archives

California state law as it applies to bicyclists

If you are a bicyclist in California, then you not only bear many of the same responsibilities, but also enjoy some of the same rights as drivers of any other motor vehicle. That being said, there are some very basic rules you must adhere to in order to keep both yourself and others safe when out on the road.

What can be done about pedestrian fatalities in California?

At one point or another, all of us are pedestrians - whether we are crossing an intersection or walking a farther distance. Although we'd like to think that we are safe while on foot, the unfortunate reality is we may be putting our lives at risk.

Three states propose .05 alcohol limits ― will California do the same?

Last year, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) again recommended that states begin dropping their legal blood-alcohol-concentration (BAC) levels for driving from .08 percent to .05 percent.

Proposed legislation seeks provisional licenses for anyone under 21

Some California lawmakers think the current laws applicable to young, inexperienced drivers are simply not strict enough. In fact, a recently proposed bill in California now seeks to place the same driving restrictions that currently apply to 16- and 17-year-olds on all drivers under the age of 21 -- meaning, if passed, many college-aged individuals would be required to have provisional licenses.

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