Most of us are familiar with drunk driving and know that it’s something we should avoid. Few of us know about distracted driving. Distracted driving is exactly what it sounds like. If you’re ticketed for distracted driving, it means that rather than paying attention to the road, the bulk of your attention was focused on something else.
Most distracted driving tickets are issued because the driver was using their cell phone while driving, but you can be ticketed for getting in an argument with your passengers, trying to set your navigation system while your vehicle is in motion, or even trying to mop up coffee that you’ve spilled all over yourself.
Distracted driving became a thing when manufacturers started installing radios in cars and people started getting into accidents because...
Several California drivers have found that they didn’t fully appreciate how much independence they enjoyed as a result of their driver’s license until the state suspended that license, making it impossible for the person to drive themselves.
Why California Driver’s Licenses Are Suspended
There are a variety of reasons your California driver’s license could be suspended. The most common cause for suspensions is a DUI conviction. Unpaid tickets, severe driving infractions, and simply accumulating too many bad driving points can also result in a suspension. There are even cases where California driver’s licenses have been suspended for non-driving offenses, the most common of which is unpaid child support.
What a Suspended California Driver’s License Means
If your California driv...
There comes a point in every parent’s life when they ask themselves the question, “can I leave my child home alone?”
Many parents assume that California has a law stating when a child is old enough to be left home alone, but that’s not the case. At this point, California lawmakers leave it up to parents to decide. The problem is that the lack of a set age doesn’t absolve parents from being charged with criminal neglect if something happens to the child while they were home alone.
California lawmakers prescribe to the theory that each child is different. Some ten-year-old’s are perfectly capable of taking care of themselves for a few hours and some teenagers shouldn’t be left home alone for more than a few minutes...
It’s no secret that getting behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking is a bad idea, yet there are a few nights of the year where driver’s leave their common sense at home and drive home after having one too many. Halloween is such a night.
Why People Drink on Halloween
Halloween is a festive holiday. A time when lots of people like to cut loose and relax. There are usually lots of parties where the alcohol generally flows. The happy atmosphere combined with the anonymity of wearing a costume makes it easy to cut loose and lose track of how much you’ve had to drink.
The Dangers of Drinking and Driving on Halloween
There’s never a safe time to drive after drinking, but it’s particularly dangerous on Halloween...
The November third election is a big one for California voters. Not only do they have to decide which candidate they want in the Oval Office, they also must decide if they want to vote for or against, Proposal 25.
What is Proposal 25?
The goal of Prop 25 is to end the current cash bail system. If it passes, California would be the first state to do away with this system. Instead of using a tried and true cash bail system, the state would create a system that would run a “risk-assessment” on suspects. Each suspect would be assigned a risk which would categorize them as:
Low-risk suspects would be individuals that, based solely on a generic test, would be determined to be low-risk for not appearing in court and who were deemed a minimal risk to society...
You just watched your neighbor commit a crime. You know what they did was illegal, but you aren’t sure what you should do about the situation. You don’t want to get anyone in trouble. On the other hand, you know you don’t like the idea of living next to someone who blatantly breaks the law.
Assuming that your neighbor didn’t break a minor law, like jaywalking, it’s in your best legal interest to report the crime to the authorities. The reason for this is simple. If your neighbor gets caught and the police find out that you’ve been turning a blind eye to the situation, you could land in hot water. This is especially true if your neighbor is abusing a roommate/parent/friend, or if they are involved in a child endangerment/neglect situation.
Some people don’t realize that their cho...
Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips
Thanksgiving and all of the holiday’s wonderful food has come and gone and now everyone is getting ready for Christmas. There are all sorts of things to do in order to get ready for the holiday. Primarily, there is all of the shopping. However, just as important to the shopping is the tree itself.
Without a Christmas tree, where would all of the presents be put? No Christmas decorating is complete without a Christmas tree. Unfortunately, with all of the beauty that comes with a Christmas tree, there is a bit of risk involved as well. Christmas trees are very flammable, and they only get worse the longer they are in a home.
Prevent a Fire in Your Home
Christmas trees are a beautiful and central part of Christmas decorating. Pretty much everyone who celebrates the holiday has a tree up in their living room. What type of tree they have is dependent on their preferences. Some people prefer the look and smell of a real tree while others prefer the convenience and safety of a fake tree. Both types have their advantages and disadvantages.
When it comes to real trees, there is always a fire hazard risk. Pine trees are very flammable, thanks to all of the oils in them, and they only get more flammable the drier they become. In order for a person to reduce the risk of their tree catching on fire in their living room, they should follow these tips:
- • Don’t get too big of a tree since a topper and stand will add to the height.