LAPD Crime Prevention: Traffic Safety Tip for May

The LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT Crime Prevention: Traffic Safety Tip for May PURPOSE The purpose of this circular is to provide information to Department personnel and community members that will enhance their knowledge and awareness of traffic enforcement and traffic safety. The information in this circular can be used for crime prevention meetings, community presentations, enforcement efforts, or in any … Read More

DRIVING WITH PASSENGERS

DRIVING WITH PASSENGERS More than half of distracted driving collisions were caused by conversations with passengers. Negative University of Michigan researchers indicate talking to passengers may be just as dangerous for drivers as talking on a cell phone, say. Drivers who have conversations with passengers exhibit similar levels of driving performance as drivers who use cell phones.  These non-driving behaviors … Read More

The Real Consequences of Drunk Driving

A message from Drivers Choice Traffic School and Lynne Dattilo of State Farm Insurance   The Real Consequences of Drunk Driving Plenty of people know that drinking and driving don’t mix—but many still do it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, there are over 300,000 incidents of drinking and driving each day.1 And arrest doesn’t typically mark the … Read More

Driving Fatigued – Avoid This Potentially Fatal Driving Condition

A message from  my friend Lynn Dattilo of State Farm Insurance, Riverside. Driving Fatigued, Avoid This Potentially Fatal Driving Condition. Talking, texting, and drinking are all common car-crash causes, but there’s a lesser-known accident culprit: fatigue. The struggle to stay awake while driving may be more common than you realize: 37 percent of people have admitted to falling asleep at … Read More

What’s Your Tire Pressure?

What’s Your Tire Pressure?  The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) states, “Past studies on tire pressure monitoring have revealed that about 28 percent of light vehicles on our Nation’s roadways run with at least one underinflated tire. Only a few psi difference from vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tire inflation pressure can affect a vehicle’s handling and stopping distance. Poor tire … Read More

WHAT CAR DID JAMES DEAN DIE IN?

WHAT CAR DID JAMES DEAN DIE IN? The Porsche that James Dean died in may soon be found – 50 years after it mysteriously disappeared. The Hollywood heartthrob was 24 when he perished after his beloved silver Porsche 550 Spyder crashed into a Ford Tudor Couple in Cholame, California, on September 30, 1955. The location of the actual crash site, the intersection of Highways … Read More

AUTO TRIVIA – WHAT DOES MOPAR MEAN?

Mopar is the parts, service and customer care organization within Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Mopar also designs and builds a small number of customized vehicles. The name derives from a combination of letters from the words “MOtor” and “PARts”.  

ARE YOU MAKING AN ILLEGAL RIGHT TURN

ARE YOU MAKING AN ILLEGAL RIGHT TURN  Are you making a legal or illegal right turn?  Every day an infinite number drivers are making illegal right turns and they probably don’t even know it.  They may never know, until they get a ticket for an illegal turn.  Some drivers may find out when they take their driver’s test for their … Read More

AUTO TRIVIA

AUTO TRIVIA For all you Corvette fans, what engine did the first Corvette have? When introduced in 1953, the Corvette featured the “Blue Flame” six cylinder engine.  The 1955 model offered a 265 cu in (4.34 L) V8 engine as an option.