Safety & Driving

Articles about staying safe on the road and behind the wheel. You’ll find helpful information for everyone who uses the road. Get insights on distracted driving, nationwide safety law trends, bicyclist safety, and more.

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Oakhurst CHP to Offer Driving Classes for Seniors, Teens by Bridget Clerkin on

The Oakhurst office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is trying to create better drivers at any age. The agency will hold two free driving courses in the upcoming months, including one for seniors on November 20 and one for teens on December 3. The classes are part of the California Highway Patrol’s “Age Well, […]

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Distracted Driving Awareness Quiz by Jen Lamboy on

We hear it all the time: Driving and cell phones don’t mix. Yet auto accidents involving drivers on their cell phones increasingly plague our roads.’s solution: Raise awareness! Take our Distracted Driving Awareness Quiz and let the truth be your guide.

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How to Avoid Scams When Driving Abroad by Melissa Crumish on

Different driving rules and different languages conspire against you when driving outside of the United States, making you extremely  vulnerable to scam artists. Calculated forethought is your best defense. To prepare for driving abroad consider the following tips: Obtain an international driving permit (IDP). This document is recognized by 174 countries and translates your drivers […]

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Using 511 From Your Cell Phone by Melissa Crumish on

You may access the 511 traffic system using your phone (cell or landline) if you reside or are traveling in any of the following cities are states: Alaska Arizona ARTIMIS (Northern Kentucky – Cincinnati) Colorado Eastern Sierras, California Florida Georgia Idaho Inland Empire (Souther California) Iowa Kansas Kentucky Los Angeles Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Minnesota […]

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How to Report a Damaged or Missing Road Sign by Nadia Ibanez on

For a number of reasons, road signs seem to go missing or become damaged. Severe weather, car accidents and even theft are reasons why road signs need repair or replacement. We all learned the importance of reading traffic signs while studying for road sign practice tests, the permit test, and the drivers license test, so […]

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Stay Safe, Truckers: Conducting CDL Pre-Trip Inspections by Kat Saks on

If you operate a commercial vehicle, you need to know what’s under the hood of your truck. Before hitting the road, commercial drivers should perform a pre-trip inspection to ensure the truck is safe to drive. State motor vehicle departments second this belief. In fact, most states require truck drivers to pass a pre-trip inspection […]

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