Dangerous Driving Conditions in SoCal Due to a Pacific Storm

On Monday, November 21st, a Pacific storm hit Southern California with snow and rain that led to dangerous driving conditions. The National Weather Service stated that rainfall totals were between a half-inch to an inch across the valleys and coasts. At 1:30 a.m., a flood warning for Sage, Calgrove, and Sand Burn was issued by The National Weather service because of heavy downpours. There was a serious concern that the heavy downpours could trigger flooding mudslides. Due to Los Angeles traffic accidents, several freeways were temporarily closed on Monday morning. On the southbound 57 Freeway at Via Verde in San...

How Bad Will Holiday Shopping Traffic Be in Los Angeles?

The holiday shopping season is upon us. While many media outlets are reporting that more shoppers will resort to online purchases in 2016 we all know that shopping malls and shopping destinations are going to be pack every single weekend from now until Christmas. With this being the case, just how bad is holiday traffic in Los Angeles going to be? It seems that every single year traffic gets worse. Whether you are going to Beverly Center, The Grove or Hollywood and Highland, you are going to find it takes close to an hour to get in and out of...

Waze Predicts Worst & Best Times To Drive in Los Angeles on Thanksgiving Week

Waze, the popular navigation app utilized its 2015 Thanksgiving usage to predict the best and worst times to travel in Los Angeles during the week of Thanksgiving. The AAA stated that between Wednesday, November 24th and Sunday, November 27th, nearly 49 million people will travel 50 miles or more. On Tuesday, November 22nd, ABC7 captured an aerial view video of vehicles in a complete standstill on the 405 Freeway. To avoid the stress that often comes with holiday travel, Waze suggested that drivers refrain from driving to or from home on Wednesday, November 23rd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m....

Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer

If you are seeking a Los Angeles car accident lawyer or a professional attorney in southern California there are a number of options available. In fact, Los Angeles is one of the most competitive markets in the entire United States when it comes to personal injury. The reason for this is the sheer number of people that live in an area with most of these adults driving a vehicle too and from work. You may want to check out the Los Angeles personal injury lawyer Top 10 power rankings to see which lawyers have the strongest web presence. While New...

‘Topless’ Tour Van and Tour Buses Are Not Safe and Should Not Be Transporting Passengers

It’s one of the most iconic ways to tour Los Angeles, but the federal government has opened an investigation into the safety of the ‘Topless’ Tour Vans. NBC 4 Los Angeles’ investigation team first called these tour buses on what appeared to be lax safety regulations. Many of the seats on the topless buses had modified seatbelts, or didn’t have seatbelts at all. The team also felt that the custom construction of the buses — the roofs have been removed — did little to protect riders in the event of an accident. The United States Department of Transportation appears to...

Los Angeles’ Most Dangerous Railroad Crossing Gets Overhaul

Officials have long had a solution to improving California’s most dangerous railroad crossing, but only now have they secured the funds to make their plan a reality. They announced that they had received the final $15 million needed for the $137.2 million project: an overpass that will allow drivers to skip over the railroad tracks located at Rosecrans and Marquardt avenues. This railroad crossing sees up to 31,000 cars and up to 130 trains pass through it each day. As the latter number is expected to reach 180 by the end of the decade, it’s perfect timing for a new...

LA Metro’s Twitter Account to Find Pokemon in Southern California

Many have lauded Pokemon Go for getting gamers out of their chairs and onto their feet — the virtual game requires them to walk around to find Pokemon, evolve their catches and gather supplies. Of course, many participants have begun to improvise by using their cars to get them from Pokemon A to Pokemon B. In response, the LA Metro has tried to make it easy for public-transit takers to catch Pokemon, too: they’ve started a Twitter to help customers catch ‘em all via bus and train. It all started after Metro customers started tweeting at the public transit service...

Four Dead After Catastrophic Bus Accident in Merced

A charter bus collided with a highway sign in Central California, slicing the bus down the middle and killing four passengers. When first responders arrived on the scene, they found the highway sign still in tact, standing straight up and out of the front of the bus. They noted scattered debris from the inside of the bus all over the highway and shoulder — drinks, seat cushions, personal effects, etc. As for the rescue of passengers, they found several people ejected from the bus, while more remained inside, unable to get out. One rider, Leonardo Sanchez, remembered falling asleep and...

Volvo Claims Californians and New Yorkers Really Want Driverless Cars

It’s not surprising that opinions on autonomous cars vary from state to state. Recently, Volvo conducted a survey that disclosed nine out of ten New York residents and 86% of Californians believe that driverless vehicles could simplify life. In comparison, 62% of Pennsylvania residents surveyed revealed that self-driving cars will prevent traffic accidents. In the state of Texas, only 60% of survey participants believe that driverless cars could protect their families. In Illinois, only 52% of residents in the study said that they would trust an autonomous vehicle to make safe decisions on the road. This finding proves that Illinoisians...

Can Los Angeles Drop the Traffic Accident Rates to Zero?

The intersection of Hollywood and Highland has been known as one of the most dangerous intersections in Los Angeles. An average of 13 annual collisions that prompted an average of 10 injuries occurred at this busy intersection over the last seven years. Then, surprisingly, between November 15th and April 30th, only one crash that did not lead to any injuries took place. This drastic decline in accidents and injuries in November was the result of a pedestrian scramble installed by the city of Los Angeles. A pedestrian scramble is when all of the pedestrians walk at one time in any...