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Driving Laws and Restrictions for Minors

california driving laws

california driving laws

Driving is a pretty big deal for teenagers. For them, it is often viewed as their ticket from freedom. Once they learn to drive, they can go wherever they want without having to ask for a ride from a parent. When a teen receives their driver’s license, it is one of the first times in their life where they get to make their own choices, so it is understandable why teens are so excited to get their licenses.

Driving is a very big deal, not just because of the freedom it offers a person, but also the dangers that can come with it. A person can very easily cause an accident while driving if they aren’t careful. That is why getting a driver’s license can be challenging...

Don’t Leave the Scene of an Accident Too Soon

hit and run penalties

hit and run penalties

Nobody ever wants to be in a car accident, even a minor one. A small accident could put a bump or ding on a person’s vehicle, while larger ones can result in severe injuries and even death. Due to this fact, people are afraid of getting in accidents, and rightfully so. No one wants to be responsible for hurting someone else. Unfortunately, accidents do happen.

When an accident happens, no matter how little or how bad it may be, a driver needs to remain on the scene to deal with it. If a driver leaves the scene of the accident before it is resolved, they could be charged with hit and run. That is a crime no one ever wants to be accused of.

A Driver’s Responsibility

Here in the state of California, a driver is responsible for handling any accidents that they are involved in, regardless ...

No One Wants to See a Building Burn Down, Especially There Own Home

Prevent fires

Prevent fires

Emergencies of all kinds can strike at anytime, anywhere in the world and come without warning. This is, after all, what makes them emergencies. This is also why it is so important for people to be prepared for all kinds of emergencies. By knowing how to react to any given situation, a person is much more likely to survive that situation.

One type of emergency that every Californian should be prepared for, is a fire. The state of California is well known for its wildfires. Just last year alone, wildfires decimated the state, even going as far as completely burning an entire town to the ground.

No one wants to face a devastating loss like that, or worse. Everyone should take the time to make sure they are prepared to handle an emergency fire situation.

Preparing the Family at Home

There a...

Are Nanny Cams Legal in California?

Daycare cameras safety

Daycare cameras safety

There is no denying that most parents only want what is best for their children. They want their children to be happy and successful. Unfortunately, in today’s fast moving and expensive world, it can be hard for parents to always be there for their child. Typically, people try to get trusted friends or family members to look after their children, but that isn’t an option for everyone. This leads to many parents hiring caregivers to watch over their children while they are away.

As much as parents should be able to trust the person that is watching over their child when they are gone, there is reason to be wary. There have been far too many cases where children were abused by the very people hired to take care of them.

As horrible as this is, advancements in technology have granted p...

internet safety

internet safety

Most people nowadays are in quite a rush to post something on social media after an exciting or infuriating event happens. Everyone is so used to that sharing, that often times, they forget to realize that they might be oversharing. There somethings that are better kept to oneself, and not posted online.

Everything that goes up onto a social media site can affect a person in one way or another. Creating a post can get a person attention, but sometimes it can come with more attention the person really wanted. For instance, in today’s modern world, most companies will examine a person’s social media accounts to determine if the person is the kind of employee they want to have working for them.

This is why a person needs to be very careful with what they share on social media, or even s...

Is It Illegal to Smoke in a Car with Children Present?

passive smoking

passive smoking

Pretty much everyone is aware of the fact that smoking is bad. It can be incredibly damaging to the human body, which is why it causes around 480,000 deaths each year in the United States alone. This is about 1 out of every 5 deaths in the country. This is also more deaths than the following causes combined:

  • HIV
  • Drug use
  • Alcohol use
  • Car crashes
  • Gun related incidents

The numbers and stats are quite intimidating, and yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 14 out of every 100 adults over the age of 18 smoke in the US. This totals to around 34.3 million adults smoking. That is a lot of people out there who are knowingly causing a lot of harm to their body...

Bringing Newborns into the Office

bringing baby to work

bringing baby to work

Being a parent is not an easy task. Children, especially babies, require a lot of attention and work. Any parent will tell you that taking care of a baby is a full time job. It is hard enough to deal with on its own, but then parents inevitably have to go back to work. This can be rough on parents who then have to choose between making enough money to pay for bills or spending some much needed quality time with their newborn.

Well, some Californians may no longer need to make that very tough decision. State lawmakers are currently examining and considering a new bill that could change the way some working parents go to work. Their goal is to try and make those first few months of child rearing easier on the parent.

State Assembly Bill 372

California State Assembly Bill (AB) 372 seeks to g...

California Is Facing a Different Kind of Drought Now

Earthquake emergency kit

Earthquake emergency kit

The state of California has been in a drought for quite a while. Yes, this last winter brought a lot of rain with it, ending the actual drought, but there is another drought that the state is facing. California has not had a large earthquake, 6.0 or higher, since Napa had one in 2014. The last big one before that happened on Easter Sunday in 2010, and even though it shook Southern California, the quake was actually centered south of the border in Mexicali.

While not having a lot of big earthquakes may seem like a good thing, it can actually be pretty bad. Aside from the fact that without regular quakes, people tend to forget to prepare for them, there’s the fact that pressure is beginning to build up. This means the next earthquake can be much more violent...

Who Is Liable If a Minor Drinks at a Party?

Drinking laws in california

Drinking laws in california

From time to time, people get adventurous and decide that they want to throw a party at their home. Maybe they haven’t seen their friends and family members in a while, or they have some big event to celebrate, whatever the reason, they want everyone there.

Hosting a party is no easy undertaking. Figuring out what to serve to guest can be challenging, especially if kids and teens are going to be around. While the adults might enjoy a bit of alcohol, the younger crowd will need their own beverages.

Providing alcohol at parties can do a lot more than just get people drunk. In some places, it can get the host into legal trouble if one of the attendees gets too drunk and hurts someone. This law is often referred to as social host liability...

Are Paper Receipts About to Be Banned in California?

california's next ban

california's next ban

For a long time, California has been a leader in green policies across the nation. Laws that ban plastic bags and restrict plastic straw use have recently been enacted. The state and its lawmakers are always looking for ways to clean up the state, and the world. That is why one of the latest bills going through the state legislature is not that big of a surprise.

A new bill circulating through the state legislature is aimed at reducing the amount of paper waste that is produced within California. Assembly Bill (AB) 161 seeks to eliminate paper receipts, thereby reducing the amount of waste California produces.

Meet Assembly Bill 161

AB 161 was authored by Assemblyman Phil Ting from San Francisco. Paper receipts are a big culprit of wasted resources...