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February 2017 Archives

Are Californians the worst drivers? No, but there is room for improvement.

If you were to poll every driver, you would quickly discover that many would claim that their state is home to the absolutely worst drivers in the country. However, the truth is that most of these drivers would be wrong. After all, some states are just worse than others...right?

Proposed law would require drivers under 21 to have provisional licenses

In California, drivers under the age of 18 are currently issued "provisional" licenses - meaning during the first 12 months they cannot drive between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. and they cannot have passengers under the age of 20, unless they have a parent, a certified driving instructor or a licensed driver over the age of 25 in the car.

Are California bars responsible if they over serve customers?

Even though it is illegal under California law for anyone to get behind the wheel if they have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more, many drivers continue to do it - often with disastrous results. In fact, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety, there were 882 alcohol-related driving fatalities on California roadways in 2014 alone, the most recent year reported.