Category Archives: passenger safety

New traffic laws for 2015

Welcome to 2015. Here are new traffic laws that aim to make roads safer for drivers and limousine passengers: Driver license eligibility for undocumented U.S. residents — Beginning Jan. 2, the California Department of Motor Vehicles will issue driver licenses … Continue reading

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Commemorating National Heat Stroke Prevention Day

Today, July 31, is National Heat Stroke Prevention Day. Parents and caregivers of children are being urged to be mindful about that precious little package in the back seat of the family vehicle. Heat stroke is the leading cause of … Continue reading

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Chrysler recalls 644K Jeeps due to ignition switch problem

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 643,618 Jeep models due to faulty ignition switches. In certain model year 2005-07 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2006-07 Jeep Commander vehicles, the ignition switch may be knocked out of the run position and into the “off” or Accessory” positions, knocking … Continue reading

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Air bag problem causes BMW to recall 574K vehicles

BMW of North America, LLC, is recalling 573,935 certain model year 2000 323i sedans, coupes, convertibles, and Sports Wagons; 2000 328i sedans and coupes; 2001-05 325i sedans, coupes, convertibles, and Sport Wagons; 2001-05 325xi sedans and Sports Wagons; 2006 325i coupes and … Continue reading

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Saving children from hot cars

Ever since Mother Nature turned up the thermostat, public safety advocates on the national, state and local levels have been using the media — including Street Smarts — to host education campaigns about the dangers of leaving children in vehicles … Continue reading

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Do not leave children in vehicles on warm, hot days

More than 4.6 Californians plan to travel more than 50 miles from home this Fourth of July weekend, according to AAA of Northern California. Of those, 3.7 million will drive to their destination. Whether you are planning to stay home … Continue reading

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Third row seat belt issue prompts recall of 7K 2014 Toyota Highlanders

Toyota is recalling 7,067 certain model year 2014 Highlander vehicles  because the third row middle seat belt assembly may fail, increasing the risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash. The recall claims the seat belt may … Continue reading

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Call for a Tipsy Tow on Super Bowl Sunday

There may be nothing like tossing back a few spirits to bring out the spirit of a Super Bowl party. If consuming alcoholic beverages is part of your grand football finale this weekend, consider calling upon AAAs Tipsy Tow program … Continue reading

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Transportation grant aims to save lives

The Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency is the recipient of $120,000 in grant funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety. “This grant funding will greatly enhance our work with collaborative partners in public safety, schools and community-based groups … Continue reading

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New traffic laws usher in 2013

Several new traffic laws will be added to the books Tuesday, Jan. 1. Here’s a summary from the California Highway Patrol: Driving Under the Influence (AB 2020) – People arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs can … Continue reading

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