Building a better mouse trap… I mean Speed Trap?

We hear this one almost every day. I got caught in a speed trap, don’t drive on such and such streets… they’ve set up a speed trap. Do they exist? Of course they do. Are they legal? Afraid not. This is where knowledge of the law comes in handy and […]

Crossing Over – Crossing Over Double Yellow Line

Crossing Over Double Yellow Line No, this has nothing to do with contacting the dearly departed. We are talking about those parallel yellow lines that separate the “regular” freeway lanes and the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle lane) or as we commonly know it… the diamond lane. Now, we know we’re […]

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane… It’s the Highway Patrol

You have probably seen the signs along the highway that proclaim “Speed Enforced by Aircraft” or you may have even been the recipient of one of these “tag team” citations. Yes, the Highway Patrol has their eye in the sky in the form of small aircraft that will pace speeders […]

Class Clown

Do you know anyone who hasn’t “been” to traffic school? Sure, there’s always the rare individual who through some quirk of nature has thus far avoided it but let’s face it, most of us have been to traffic school… sometimes more than once. This is actually a good thing. Consider […]

CDL — Commercial Drivers Part 2

Ever hear the phrase “America moves by truck”? Or “if you bought it, a truck brought it”? There are plenty more where those came from and they all have to do with the trucking industry. Now, commercial drivers are not only truck drivers… this type of driver’s license include many […]

Suspicions Confirmed?

Well, you may have heard or read about the two LAPD officers that were awarded two million dollars after winning a civil lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles and its police department. It all had to do with traffic ticket quotas and this may answer a question that we […]

Red Light Photo… Yin and Yang

You may be aware (or not) of a new bill under consideration and slated to be heard this Wednesday. AB1008 would put an end to red light cameras across the state of California. This ban would take effect in January of 2012 if passed. The public outcry claiming that these […]

Reckless Driving in California

One of the most serious traffic related infractions in California is reckless driving. Reckless driving can be explained as driving with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. This can sometimes include several other law breaking transgressions like excessive and unsafe lane changes, speeding, sharp turns… […]

Waiting for the checkered flag

There you are, patiently waiting for the light to turn green. It’s way past midnight and the streets are empty. You are thinking… “Why are these lights working at this hour, no one’s around and I want to get home.” Your hands are pounding on the steering wheel to the […]


It was a nice Sunday afternoon, typical Northern California late winter day. Not many clouds in the azure sky, the temperature hovering around the mid sixties. It had rained the night before and the air was clean as were the leaves on the trees and there were few remaining puddles […]