California Drivers May Get Copy Of Rights During A Traffic Stop

Drivers in California may get a copy of their civil rights during a traffic stop, including how to file a complaint against a peace officer. Assembly Bill 2918 already requires the California Department of Motor Vehicles to provide a Driver’s Handbook with information regarding rail safety, abandoning or dumping an animal on a highway, and … Continued

Tread lightly: Worn tires put drivers at risk

Afternoon downpours could spell disaster for millions of drivers this summer, thanks to an unlikely suspect – tires. New research from AAA reveals that driving on relatively worn tires at highway speeds in wet conditions can increase average stopping distances by a staggering 43 percent, or an additional 87 feet — more than the length … Continued

Police Officer Sentenced for Fondling Women During Traffic Stops

A former Monterey Park police officer convicted of committing crimes against three women during traffic stops, in which he forced them to expose themselves and fondled two of them, was sentenced Tuesday to seven years and eight months in state prison. Superior Court Judge Douglas Sortino also ordered Israel Sanchez, 42, to register as a … Continued

Culver police to continue Click It/Ticket campaign

Zero Tolerance Culver City police have a “zero tolerance” ticket rule during the national seat belt campaign, which started May 21. Police will deploy additional officers during the two-week campaign on special traffic patrols. They are specifically there to stop and ticket both drivers and passengers for failing to use the safety belt restraints. This … Continued

Is your California license okay for travel?

Since January, the California DMV has been offering drivers the option of a regular driver’s license or an enhanced “REAL ID”. You can use the enhanced version at airport security and other federal installations. REAL ID licenses have a golden bear with a white star in the upper right corner. Regular licenses do not. (See … Continued

Click-It Or Ticket Campaign

SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Police Department is kicking-off the Click-It or Ticket Campaign in launch of Memorial Day weekend. The goal of the campaign is to remind motorists of buckling up behind the wheel. The SMPD will deploy additional officers starting Monday, May 21 thru Sunday, June 3 on special traffic patrols to stop and … Continued

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving: Are California drivers obsessed with selfies? At any moment during the day over half a million drivers are fiddling with a cell phone from behind the wheel, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Chatting, texting, or playing games while driving is risky behavior for sure; but this new trend may be even … Continued