Safety behind the wheel is a major concern for any California parent who has a teen near driving age or recently licensed. This is for good reason – car accidents are the leading cause of death for kids between the ages of 14 and 18-years-old in the United States.
Even though the dangers of texting while driving are well known, a recent study found that four out of five college students choose to do it anyways. The study was intended to look at the relationship between having an impulsive personality and the likelihood of texting while driving, but instead found that impulsiveness was not a predictor for those surveyed.
The reason why dogs enjoy riding in the car so much may always be a mystery of the canine brain. It could be the wind in their face as they hang out the window, it could be the rumble of the car or maybe the passing sights. Whatever the reason, many dog owners know their furry friend loves a ride in the car. When we take our dogs in the car we want them to be safe, so many owners use a device like a dog harness to strap their pet to the vehicle incase of an impact. However, a recent study shows that these devices are not as safe as we think, with only one of the harnesses tested earning a "top performer" rating.
A cyclist was injured earlier this week when they got into a crash with a truck on the precarious Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu, California. The crash occurred early in the morning and resulted in a road closure for part of the morning.